Vanessa Carlton didn’t walk a thousand miles for this nonsense.
On International Women’s Day, Chris Brown posted a clip of the beloved 2001 song by Carlton “A Thousand Miles” on his Instagram, captioning it: “MOOD. THIS SONG LIT FOREVER.”
Carlton didn’t like the shoutout, giving a statement that’ll make him regret ever posting the video:
Today Chris Brown posted my video. I am now being repeatedly tagged to his account. Being that today is International Women’s Day I feel compelled to draw a line. I support survivors not perpetrators of domestic violence. I do not want to be associated with an artist that has assaulted women on a day like today. Thank you. #internationalwomensday.
Vanessa was referring to Brown’s 2009 domestic abuse incident with Rihanna.
Brown had taken the post down, but later posted a screenshot of Carlton’s post, playing good cop, bad cop, saying “she was doing her duty as a WOMAN to continue to spread this kind of hatred today.”
“I won’t keep it up long. I just hope she knows she is loved and her song is great,” he added.
The aforementioned posts have been deleted by both artists, but Brown took the liberty to post Terry Crews’ famous scene in White Chicks where he sings to Carlton’s song in the car.