Chris Brown Asks Zendaya To Release Their Shelved Music Video From 2016

by Jeremy Spirogis
Chris Brown performing in 2017

In current years, Zendaya has been laser-focused on her appearing profession versus dabbling in music as she did earlier than. It appears to have paid off closely, as she nabbed an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her critically-acclaimed flip as Rue Bennett in Euphoria.

One of her music collaborators from a number of years in the past, Chris Brown, is now asking her to launch a music video that she presumably pulled due to his unhealthy conduct.

Chris Brown performing in 2017
Chris Brown performing in 2017 | Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images

‘Something New’ was launched in 2016

Zendaya launched one thing new in 2016. The music was initially presupposed to function Babyface, the music’s co-writer and co-producer earlier than Brown was added to the observe. It closely samples the melody of the hit 1994 TLC music, “Creep.” It was reportedly presupposed to be the lead single for her sophomore album that by no means received launched.

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The music video was set to be launched, nonetheless, Zendaya pulled it as Brown was receiving loads of backlash. He made controversial remarks about R&B singer Kehlani’s hospitalization following a self-harm try, in addition to his feedback about suicide normally. Though Zendaya by no means made a public announcement that the video would not be popping out, it was made clear that this was the case as a result of the video was on observe to be launched earlier than this. Also, Zendaya unfollowed Brown on social media, including gas to the hearth.

Tinashe, who additionally not too long ago collaborated with Brown, unfollowed him as properly. Brown despatched out a tweet seemingly shading the singers, stating, “They called and needed my help, not the other way around. I’ve been around for a bit, so these celebrities fade out musically if they aren’t original or let’s face it actually talented.”

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Brown needs Zendaya to place the video out

Before Brown’s public plea to Zendaya to launch the video, no footage from it was accessible exterior of a 25-second preview that aired throughout an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. That clip is now onerous to seek out on-line. However, the footage that Brown placed on his Instagram story is believed to be a part of what was featured on Ellen. In the video, Zendaya paid homage to TLC member T-Boz along with her hairstyling and clothes. T-Boz additionally filmed a cameo for the music video herself.

On social media final week, Brown wrote on his Instagram story, “@zendaya I HOPE YOU DROP THIS VIDEO WE DID A LIL WHILE AGO!!!!! ITS TOO FIRE TO BE ON DA SHELF.”

While we are able to’t predict what’s going to occur, it’s onerous to consider that Zendaya would wish to launch the video for the music so a few years later, particularly contemplating the explanation why it was shelved to start with. Zendaya hasn’t publicly commented on or responded to Brown’s request, and it’s unlikely that she’s going to achieve this.

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