Chris Brown Once Revealed On Tyra Banks Show Mother Was Victim Of Domestic Abuse


In late 2007 Chris Brown appeared on the Tyra Banks Show and in a foreshadowing of his recent arrest for domestic felony charges revealed he had witnessed domestic violence as a child.

“Some people, their families go through domestic violence and stuff like that. I don’t want to mention the person’s name but there was somebody who hurt my mom. Me having to deal with that from the age of seven all the way through to 13, me seeing that and being visually abused by it – it affected me,” Brown said.

He also claimed to have been so affected by his mother’s abuse that he wanted to make sure he didn’t “put a woman through the same thing that person put my mom through.”

Brown tried to explain the reason his mother stayed in the situation saying, “I guess when a woman’s in love, she don’t look at it right.”

Tyra Banks Celebrates Black Models & Italian Vogue Breakthrough On Talk Show

To celebrate Italian Vogue’s success, Tyra Banks is shooting a tribute episode of her namesake (Emmy-winning!) talk show Tuesday in New York, with Blindie’s favorite supermodel-in-training Chanel Iman, the world’s first black supermodel Beverly Johnson, Veronica Webb, Noemie Lenoir and many others.

The model-mogul, who came on the modeling scene after Naomi Campbell’s rise to fashion fame and became the first black model to appear on the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, tranformed a Manhattan street into an asphalt runway.

“A lot of the times the fashion world doesn’t give a lot of attention to American Black girls from urban areas,” Banks, who has been an advocate for diversity in the fashion industry, told Ebony last year. “I don’t mean to pat my own back, but America’s Next Top Model pulled down the curtain to this world that people thought they couldn’t be a part of. Now every girl is like, ‘I want to be a model.’ I feel like the world is more accessible, but by no means is it less prestigious.”

The episode is scheduled to air in the beginning of Season 4 on September 11th.

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