Chris Brown, who has been having a rough couple of weeks due to a health scare and an unfortunate court hearing that saw him being sentenced to 1,000 more hours of community service, is reportedly finding solace in Alanis Morissette’s music.
According to a HollywoodLife report, Brown has been listening to Morissette’s “That I Would Be Good” from her 1998 album "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie" to keep his spirits up.
“He tried something different: He started meditating for a minute and listened to Alanis Morissette,” a source close to Brown told HollywoodLife. “You know that song she got, ‘That I Would Be Good,’ he had that song on all fu**ing day and was listening to it in his headphones. [It was if] she were speaking directly to him.”
Reportedly, it was Brown’s on-again-off-again girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, who introduced the singer to Morissette’s music. “Karrueche put him up on that song and told him to peep it out and he did. That’s all he’s been listening to. He’ll try anything to get out of this fu**ed up depressed mode,” the source added.
On Monday, it was reported that Brown is canceling four concerts that were scheduled for late August and early September in Canada due to "the performer's recent personal and health-related issues," Stephen Tobin, owner of Drop Entertainment Group responsible for organizing the festival, said in a statement, cited by CBC News.
Brown was expected to headline the Energy Rush festival in the Canadian cities of Halifax, Toronto, Saint John and Winnipeg, but the festival has been postponed to next year because the event cannot proceed without a headline artist, Tobin said.
This news comes shortly after a Los Angeles court asked Brown to serve an additional 1,000 hours of community service for allegedly violating the terms of his probation for beating up his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. “He wants all this sh** behind him and quick,” the source told HollywoodLife. “It’s too much stress for him. He’s too young to be having all this in his life.”
Keerthi Mohan is an IBTimes reporter covering entertainment and human interest stories.