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Miranda Lambert Shocked by Chris Brown’s Appearance at the Grammys

Miranda Lambert
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This year marked the first year hip-hop artist Chris Brown has been a part of the Grammys since 2009, when he beat up Rihanna, his girlfriend at the time, just before the ceremony. The Recording Academy’s choice to have him on as a performer in 2012 has stirred up a lot of reaction from people, both good and bad, especially since he was allowed to perform not once, but twice on Sunday night.

One artist who’s not hiding her opinion on the matter is Miranda Lambert, who is not the type to sit idly by and let a fellow girl get beaten down. On Twitter on Monday (Feb. 13), Lambert said she was just getting a chance to watch some of the televised Grammy performances, since she was at the ceremony when they were televised live. Speaking of the show, she first tweeted: “Just got to watch some of the Grammy’s. Love how much country music was represented. Makes me proud!”

Then, just one minute later, her reaction went sour. She tweeted “How dang long did they give Nicki Minaj to do whatever that was? Strange. And Chris Brown twice? I don’t get it. He beat on a girl …” adding seconds after, “Not cool that we act like that didn’t happen. He needs to listen to Gunpowder and lead and be put back in his place. Not at the Grammys.”

Lambert was referring to her 2007 hit ‘Gunpowder and Lead,’ a song about a woman plotting to put an end to her abusive husband as soon as he is released from jail (think Dixie Chicks‘ ‘Goodbye Earl.’) For the most part, fans seemed to be retweeting and giving their full agreement on the matter, encouraging Lambert to ‘preach it’ and even suggesting that Brown should be in jail right now for his actions.

Despite the support, Lambert softened up a bit, telling her fans, “As for my tweets ‘it’s just one clowns opinion.’ I love music and that’s what it’s all about. Speaking of … watch @NBCTheVoice tonight!” And while Lambert’s “clown’s opinion” on the matter seems to be shared by many, Chris Brown also has his share of extreme loyals, a couple of whom used some choice words of their own and let Lambert know exactly how they felt about her and her musings. Still, she brings up a valid point that’s being discussed by people both in favor of and against Brown’s entrance back into the public’s good graces.

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