Chris Brown is responding to an in-depth exposé published by Billboard magazine yesterday that alleges Chris is on a drug-fueled downward spiral.
For the first time, those close to him offer up a public intervention in hopes that Chris will get his act together.
“He’s dancing with death,” one current member of Brown’s team tells the magazine. According to the insider, Chris often skips his medication for the bipolar II condition he was diagnosed with back in 2004 and instead self-medicates with various drugs.
“Empty Styrofoam cups littered the table, a sign that Brown — who hadn’t been taking his medication for the bipolar II condition he had been diagnosed with in 2014 — had likely also been sipping lean (a mixture of promethazine/codeine syrup and a soft drink), his comedown of choice after a coke or Molly binge. Brown scrolled through Instagram, hunting for clues about the status of his ex, the 28-year-old model Karrueche Tran. Whom was she with last night, and where? Who was commenting on her most recent photos?”
Here’s another excerpt from the piece:
In the year following the spring of 2015, Brown slid deeper into the habits he had adamantly vowed to kick after leaving jail. Around April 2015, members of his team at the time say, he had broken a 15-month stretch of sobriety, going out on Xanax and lean. At a February 2016 Vanity Fair Italia shoot, a member of Brown’s team says he observed Brown snorting cocaine, which he was turning to more frequently. His moods became even more unpredictable. “We would ask, ‘What’s the temperature today?’ ” says a member of his security detail at the time. “You didn’t know how he was going to wake up. Were you going to get cool Chris? Or depressed or artsy and focused Chris, who would be very productive? Or the happy-go-lucky Chris, who would just joke around and have fun? It was a different person every day.”
It’s pretty shocking stuff (not really). Chris took to Instagram last night to claim he’s not on drugs.