Chris Brown seemed to unintentionally anger singer Vanessa Carlton on Thursday (March 8), which just so happens to be International Women’s Day. After Brown allegedly posted a clip of Carlton’s 2001 video for “A Thousand Miles,” Carlton responded by reminding Brown he was a domestic abuser.
In a since-deleted Instagram post, Brown shared Carlton’s original post, which she also deleted.
“Today Chris Brown posted my video,” it read. “I am now being repeatedly tagged to his account. Being that today is International Women’s Day I feel compelled to draw a line. I support survivors not perpetrators of domestic violence. I do not want to be associated with an artist that has assaulted women on a day like today. Thank you. #internationalwomensday.”
Brown wasn’t done defending himself. In another Instagram post, he shared a short scene from the film White Chicks featuring Carlton’s hit song.
The caption read simply, “I LOVE THIS SONG.”
Brown, who was arrested in 2009 for beating up his then-girlfriend Rihanna, asserts he’s just a fan of the song. Naturally, Twitter had some polarizing opinions on the random social media beef.
Check out some of the reactions below.
Chris Brown didn’t spazz on Vanessa Carlton. pic.twitter.com/vgyeihehkl
— Dee. (@YmanniFlower) March 8, 2018
Chris Brown posted Vanessa Carlton’s video on his IG and she wasn’t having it. Babygirl basically said “stop tagging me in this woman beater’s post, oh and happy international women’s day”
— … (@lipstickley) March 8, 2018
how long til chris brown uploads a video calling vanessa carlton an 'ugly untalented bitch' on his IG
— Beau Degás (@yunghermoso) March 8, 2018
Vanessa Carlton mad corny for that! That’s why Chris Brown reacts the way he does people stay provoking him
— JaBari (@shaqjabari) March 8, 2018
vanessa carlton is to college radio as chris brown is to spotify
— ceej (@cjsez) March 8, 2018
I'm surprised Chris Brown didn't snap at Vanessa Carlton. He finally learned to keep his mouth shut
— Daysha 🚿 (@deadinthewaterr) March 8, 2018
Vanessa Carlton came for Chris Brown … girl bye
— A$ (@missxangeluh) March 8, 2018
Vanessa Carlton can choose to not to be associated with Chris Brown just like ya'll still choose to support his transphobic, misogynistic ass.
— fran (@sanfranaf) March 8, 2018