Lizzo isn’t known to shy away from controversy, but she’s often calculated in how she stirs things up, which is what makes her recent interaction with Chris Brown all the more shocking.

Earlier this week, a video surfaced online that showed Lizzo running into Brown backstage at her performance. In it, she stops him and asks for a photo, saying,

“You’re my favorite person in the whole f***ing world.”

Um, what?

She then snuggles up close to him, and smiles big for the camera, totally soaking in the moment with just the two of them before posing for a second shot with him and some of her concert crew.

Thankfully, a lot of her fans have been quick to call her out. One person tweeted,

“Oh Goodness. No honey. We don’t support Chris here.”

Another predicted this would be “her downfall.”

Look, Lizzo is just as entitled to freak out over a celebrity encounter as the rest of us. But, him? And to call him her favorite person? It’s gross.

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In case you’ve forgotten, Brown is pretty much human garbage. Most famously, in 2009 he got into a fight with his then-girlfriend Rihanna. He became violent and she landed in the hospital with bruises and welts. He was arrested after the incident and charged with felony assault.

This is disturbing enough as it is, but instead of taking ownership of his behavior and letting the story die, he went on to talk about it in his 2017 documentary, Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life, where he expressed regret for what he did, but also pointed the finger, basically saying “she started it.”

In the documentary Brown said,

“She starts going off, she throws the phone, ‘I hate you!’, whatever, whatever, she starts hitting me, we’re in a little Lamborghini, you know she’s fighting me. Like I remember she tried to kick me, just like her beating s**t, but then I really hit her. With a closed fist, like I punched her, and it busted her lip, and when I saw it I was in shock.”

Since that horrible night with Rihanna, Brown has been accused of violently assaulting several more people, including hitting a woman and taking her cell phone at a party.

In 2017, his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran was granted a five-year restraining order after he sent her threatening texts. Then, in 2019, he was accused of raping a woman in Paris. Most recently, in June of 2021, he was accused of violently attacking another woman, this time in his LA home.

(It’s important to note that, aside from the threatening messages to Tran, Brown has not been found guilty of any of these accusations. It’s also important to remember how hard it is to provide sufficient evidence for things like this unless you have photographic proof like Rihanna did back in 2009.)

Suffice it to say, the guy does not deserve to breathe the same air as Lizzo, let alone be her “favorite person.”

At this point, Lizzo hasn’t commented on the video, and it’s hard to imagine she will. What can she possibly say? And, even if she does come up with a statement defending her comment, do we even want to hear it?

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