July 26th, 2011 | By Edwin
Chris Brown recently publicly apologized for rearranging (then girlfriend) Rihanna’s face. Another act of senseless violence that certainly doesn’t do any stereotypes or misconceptions about hip-hop culture any good.
A lot of the topics and themes around this traumatic event has been discussed heavily already, and I would feel like I would be beating a dead horse (no pun intended) if I discussed the implications of violence on women and such. But one thing that I would like to wonder is: how does a very public R&B singer ever recover from this, at the tender age of 19? Do you suddenly become the face of anti-abuse agencies, and educate others about your mistakes? Will writing a heartfelt apology song and releasing it as a single make a difference, ala T.I? Or do you vanish into the background, only to return with a reality TV show?