You have to admit Vanessa Carlton’s A Thousand Miles is a tune!
So much so R&B singer Chris Brown decided to post a clip of it on his Instagram page.
He captioned the video: ‘Mood. This song lit forever.’
But Vanessa Carlton made it clear on Thursday she didn’t appreciate the gesture.
Before making her Instagram account private, Carlton responded by saying, ‘Today, Chris Brown posted my video.’
‘Being that today is International Women’s Day, I feel compelled to draw a line.’
‘I support survivors, not perpetrators of domestic violence. I do not want to be associated with an artist that has assaulted women on a day like today. Thank you.’
But Brown, who was charged in 2009 for assaulting his former girlfriend Rihanna, didn’t think her comments were called for.
‘I posted a song that was and still is a great song and the artist felt she was doing her duty as a WOMAN to continue to spread this kind of hatred today,’ he responded in a post.
‘I just hope she knows she is loved and her song is great.’
Brown later took down the post, only to share another video of a clip from White Chicks where Carlton’s song was playing on the radio.
The post was captioned, ‘I LOVE THIS SONG.’
Twitter users gave mixed reviews about the interaction between the two singers.
Some applauded Vanessa for not staying silent.
‘Chris Brown refuses to accept a lot of us women see him as an abuser because he is one,’ one person tweeted.
But there were a handful of people who sided with Chris.
‘Learn on this women’s day to not sit in judgement and allow people to grow past their mistakes,’ another tweeted.