Chris Brown used the word "gay" as an insult while berating
the paparazzi, but on Twitter the 22-year-old singer says he didn't mean it.
And that's some "REAL SHIT," he promises.
Brown was caught on tape by TMZ -- which posted the
Tuesday -- while talking with a parking meter attendant. When he saw the
approaching cameraman, Brown was annoyed and started shouting at him, accusing
the man of reporting the vehicle just so he could get a shot.
"Y'all [n words] is weak," he yelled at the paparazzi. "Did
ya'll call them to try and film me? Y'all [
words] is gay."
Brown used his 140 characters on Twitter last night to take
it all back.
"I have total respect for Gay community and my intention was
not to insult anyone in it," he wrote, tagging his tweet with a homemade
A few hours later, he posted a shirtless picture of himself
and joked about "cold nipples." So it seems he's ready to move on with life.
Reaction on Twitter was cautious, considering Brown's sordid
history -- most recently including tearing up a green room at
when asked about assaulting fellow singer and former girlfriend
"Well the gay community loves your music," wrote Willie
Torres. "So I hope you mean what you say."
"You sure do apologize a lot," wrote Paul McLaren, who also
tagged his post "#REALSHIT."