Chris Brown has announced his upcoming album, ‘11:11,’ scheduled for release on November 11, 2023. The album will be his 11th studio album, and will contain 11 songs.
The artist confirmed the album’s release date on Instagram on Sunday (September 17), with a post that simply said “11:11 album drops 11/11. Make a wish we are on the right path [heart emoji].”
Reflecting on his journey, he shared, “My life path number is 1. I have 1 frequency called [love]. 1 mission 1 goal. 1 really big dream and 1 hell of a fan base. And I will not be the 1 to let them down.”
His previous album, ‘Breezy,’ released in 2022, included collaborations with artists like Lil Durk, Fivio Foreign, Lil Baby, Jack Harlow, Ella Mai, Bryson Tiller, and Wizkid. It debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 chart.
Recently, there was a discussion sparked by Tinashe regarding her 2015 collaboration with Chris Brown on the song “Player.” During an interview with Zach Sang, the “2 On” singer expressed reservations about the song, claiming she only agreed to it out of obligation to RCA, which was her label at the time.
“That song with Chris [Brown]: that was a song that I put a lot of… we all wanted it to be this big moment, this big single. So I feel like, in their mind, they were like, ‘You need the support.’ He was their biggest artist that they had on rhythmic radio at the time. To me, I was like, ‘Well, this is a pop song. So, I really don’t feel like we should put Chris on it.’ That doesn’t compute to me, but… I don’t know.”
In response to her comments, Chris Brown challenged fans to name five Tinashe songs: “NAME 5 TINASHE songs or die…. 👀 EVERYBODY DEAD 💀,” he wrote in the comments of an Instagram headline about her regretting their collaboration. He later added, “She full of dat evil. Shawty career is nonexistent. What’s more embarrassing is that she worked with all these people, and not one of us could save her career.”
Reactions to Tinashe’s comments were mixed, with some agreeing with her and others finding it unnecessary to revisit Brown’s past controversies. Rapper Joyner Lucas also came to Brown’s defense, emphasizing support for his friend amidst the criticism.
Joyner Lucas stated, “I’m tired of n—az taking every opportunity to slander my brother Chris,” adding that he’s ready to stand up for him. He expressed frustration with those who publicly criticize Brown while privately enjoying his music.
“I be not saying nothing most of the time Becuz I get caught in the line of fire and then n—az be ready to cancel me too but idgaf nomore. We gon stop acting like my g ain’t the h and we gon get rid of whatever personal vendetta’s we got againts bro.
“s—t really pissing me off!. My n—-a be minding his business. He ain’t a tool for clout whenever n—-az wanna start bashing someone. I’m ready to go to war with whoever over my bro [Chris Brown].”
In his Instagram story, he further emphasized his support for Brown, acknowledging the challenges he’s faced and applauding him for maintaining his sanity throughout.
“N—az be secretly fans behind closed doors and listen to [Chris Brown] music just as much as we do, but then go on a political hate campaign and take the position of bashing the n—a. Smh these are the same people who advocate againts bullying and being treated fair but then wanna sub bro and smear him in front of the world. I ain’t gonna watch it go down no more and not step in front of every bullet.”
“Idgaf who you are or how many followers you weirdos got. We not doin that. shout out to my bro for not loosing his sanity at this point.”