Chris Brown says he’s still being punished for assaulting Rihanna 15 years ago. He’s wrong.

In 2021, Brown was accused of attacking another woman at his Los Angeles home, and in 2022 a civil suit was filed by a woman who claimed Brown had raped her on a yacht in Miami in December 2020.

He’s been accused of several other acts of violence and assault over the years too, so it would make sense if he was suffering some of the consequences that one would expect to suffer if they’d been repetitively accused of violence, particularly against women.

Here’s the thing though — he isn’t.

As it stands, Brown is the twelfth-best selling digital singles artist in the United States with sales of 94.5 million, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

In fact, since he viciously beat Rihanna while navigating a moving vehicle, Brown has released eight studio albums and one collaborative album. Six of those studio albums peaked at number 1 in the US R&B/HipHop charts, while the other two peaked at number 2. 

His fourth studio album, F.A.M.E, which was released just two years after the assault, became his first album to reach number one on the US Billboard 200. It was certified triple platinum in the United States, platinum in Australia and gold in Ireland. 

His fifth studio album, Fortune, also shot to number one of the US Billboard 200, following its 2012 release. 

His 2017 album, Heartbreak on a Full Moon, was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, making Brown the first R&B male artist to go gold within a week since Usher’s mind blowing album, Confessions, back in 2004. 

Two years later, he released Indigo, which debuted at number one, and he’s since gone on to release another two very successful albums.