Chris Brown has reopened his infamous Twitter account, a week after shutting it down following a vulgar exchange with comedian and TV producer Jenny Johnson.
Brown’s Twitter page went back online Sunday. He has yet to make a tweet; however, accompanying his reopened account, he uploaded onto Instagram a photo of himself and rumored on-again girlfriend, Rihanna.
The black and white image shows the two sitting together, Brown with a cigarette hanging from his mouth, and Rihanna “lounging” in a bra and underwear, wrapped up in a camouflage blanket, according to MTV. The picture is captioned, "What would music today sound like if these kids didn't exist?"
Other than the photo statement, Brown has made no comment on his return to the social media website. His previous Twitter history has been erased; the only words on the account are his headline, "Keep it here for all things Chris Brown, updates from the tour and more ... #CarpeDiem." Nevertheless, Brown has maintained his over 11 million followers.
Johnson has commented on the altercation, submitting a personal essay to GQ magazine that was published Friday, stating that she did not regret what happened.
"This is not an apology. I just want to clear some things up," Johnson made clear in the essay before explaining that she did not think the incident would become as big as it did.
The comedian admits to having received several thousand death threats over the course of one week.
"I didn't want attention from all of this," she wrote. "If I wanted attention, I would have accepted all of the invitations to be on shows and to actually give exclusive interviews, but I declined all of them. I didn't think the thousands of (misspelled) death threats I got would have people thinking I saw myself as a victim, because I am NOT a victim of anything, nor have I ever thought I was (excluding the time I paid to see The Village). "
Johnson added that she does not dislike Brown, and was simply defending Rihanna. She explained she has witnessed others in abusive relationships and has "seen the long-term damage it does."
She and Brown’s Twitter feud took place last Sunday when Johnson responded to Brown tweeting a photo of himself with the caption, "I look old as f---! I'm only 23."
Johnson, who is no stranger to taking shots at the singer for having singer pleaded guilty to felony assault against Rihanna tweeted in response: "I know! Being a worthless piece of sh-- can really age a person," She tweeted.
A dialogue then commenced for several tweets, during which Brown shot back with sexually explicit retorts including threatening to "shart" in Johnson's mouth.
Ironically, XXL magazine released excerpts from a December/January cover story interview with Brown, where the singer says he has toned down his hot-tempered behavior on the social media website.
"I haven't been as mature and thought out in the past, so, me growing now, it's showing my progression," told the magazine.
"I used to use my Twitter account to vent, but now I mostly use it for marketing and promotions. Even if the media asks me something, if it’s cool then it’s, ‘What’s up?’ But if it’s anything that’s too negative, I don’t care to respond.”
A source told Gossip Cop that Brown knew “it was a mistake to respond” to Johnson’s tweets and got caught up in the moment.
"He made an error in judgment," the source said, suggesting that he should have instead had a “legal letter for harassment” sent to the comedian.
Fionna Agomuoh is a Technology Reporter for the International Business Times, a vegan foodie, and a lover of Electric Dance Music.