Chris Brown is no stranger to controversy, but this time it's his lyrics causing a backlash rather than his actions. On his unthinkably lengthy new record Indigo, which clocks in at around two hours and over 30 tracks, Brown has a song that's been receiving some backlash. "Need a Stack" features both Lil Wayne and Joyner Lucas, and on it Brown raps about only liking black girls with "nice hair."
"Diggin' it, then I'm lickin' all on that pussy, put it right there/Only wanna fuck the black bitches with the nice hair," Brown rapped on the track. Plenty of listeners posted on social media to ask what he really meant by that line, and now he's replied.
In the comments section of an Instagram post, Brown laughed off the criticism. "HAAAAAAA," he wrote on one comment. "Y'all trippin trippin. Y'all bitches don't wanna fuck da n***a with fucked up teeth do you??? Only bitches upset is the uglies (not the black queens)."
Regardless, the controversy clearly hasn't impacted the performance of his new release, as Indigo is expected to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. With a projected first-week of 110,000 to 135,0000 copies, 40,000 to 50,000 of which are pure sales, the project has clearly benefitted from its bloated running time.
Before Indigo, Brown released another two-disc album with the 40-track Heartbreak on a Full Moon in 2017. He asked fans to buy the record and then leave it streaming on repeat on services such as Apple Music and Spotify. He also encouraged fans to buy multiple copies. Because the record was released on a Tuesday, however, only three days of activity were logged for the week which prompted him to complain about it. It debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.