Chris Brown: I Love My Gay Friends

Yesterday TMZ reported that R&B star Chris Brown has returned a $12,500 deposit to the organizers of Atlanta Black Gay Pride, who last week claimed that Brown failed to show at their lesbian dance party after learning that a handful of gay men were at the venue. TMZ’s claim prompted Brown to fire back on Instagram:

“Yall gotta stop with this bullshit. I was never booked. Yall love to say I’m homophobic and shit to have something to be mad at. I don’t care that you are gay Harvey. I applaud you and a person of your caliber should be finding outlets for young gay men/teens and women to be more open and comfortable about coming out. Some of my friends have came out to me and I love them just the same. It would really be a blessing if u focused on real issues. But all these false stories to bring your site traffic is corny. But find another person to drag through the mud of lies. I know I’m talented but I’m not running for president any time soon so fall back wit all the nonsense.”

RELATED: Brown was convicted of felony domestic abuse in 2009 for his assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna. In 2013 Brown was involved in an parking space incident with gay R&B star Frank Ocean, who claimed that Brown threatened to shoot him and that a member of Brown’s entourage called Ocean a “faggot.” Later in 2013 Brown was charged with felony assault after he and his bodyguard allegedly beat two male fans who had requested a photo. Before the melee began, Brown allegedly said, “I’m not into this gay shit, I’m into boxing.” Brown was then sentenced to anger management rehab and was sued by one of the victims. Brown lengthy criminal history has caused Canada and the United Kingdom to bar his entry for concert tours. Brown has also been known to issue homophobic tweets. But he loves his gay friends.