Bashar Assad moves to distance self from Chris BrownDAMASCUS: Following yet another violent incident involving Chris Brown, sources close to Bashar Assad have said the Syrian president has been attempting to distance himself from the Don’t Judge Me singer.
In the leaked video, Brown is heard threatening a car park attendant at a bowling alley in California, responding to a request for $10 with, “Gimme my f****** keys… f*** 10 dollars” and later, “Gimme my keys… we gonna turn this whole spot up I promise you”.
The news, which comes just days after the RnB star had a bust up with his loyal bodyguard Big Pat and amid his turbulent on-off relationship with Rihanna, was apparently “the final straw” for Assad, who has remained a vocal supporter of Brown’s for several years.
“Bashar managed to forgive Chris when he made his public apology for assaulting RiRi, and saw past last year’s nightclub brawl with Drake, but this was really just the end of the line,” an insider close to the Syrian presidency revealed.
“It simply became clear that Brown hasn’t learned anything from his past mistakes and is unable put his violent ways behind him, and [Assad] can’t really afford to have his reputation damaged by the association.”
Although there hasn’t been any official announcement from Damascus, Assad yesterday made his feelings clear when he unfollowed Brown on Twitter.