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Concerned friends, associates and former employees of Chris Brown have opened up to Billboard magazine in what appears to be a public plea for him to address his severe drug addiction.

“He’s dancing with death,” one current associate of Brown tells the magazine in the extensive feature. Citing numerous unnamed sources, the piece goes on to reveal that Brown has not treated his bipolar disorder for at least a year, and has used hard drugs consistently for the past two years.

The piece begins:

On a Monday morning around this time in 2016, Chris Brown woke up and sparked a blunt. He had fallen asleep on a bright red sectional sofa in the living room of his $4.35 million mansion in Tarzana, an affluent area of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. It’s where he would pass out most evenings. Lately, says a former employee who was accustomed to scenes like this, Brown had trouble sleeping in his master bedroom upstairs and would instead watch sci-fi movies all through the night. Empty Styrofoam cups littered the table, a sign that Brown — who hadn’t been taking his medication for the bipolar II condition he had been diagnosed with in 2014 — had likely also been sipping lean (a mixture of promethazine/codeine syrup and a soft drink), his comedown of choice after a coke or Molly binge. Brown scrolled through Instagram, hunting for clues about the status of his ex, the 28-year-old model Karrueche Tran. Whom was she with last night, and where? Who was commenting on her most recent photos?

Brown’s bodyguards, according to the article, describe having to “stay up late to check Brown’s pulse” a year ago.

His “downward spiral” is said to have started after he assaulted Rihanna in 2009. After a subsequent unsuccessful rehab stint, Breezy eventually got sober for 15 months…until April 2015, when he relapsed following a breakup with Karrueche Tran. (Last month, Tran was granted a domestic-violence restraining order against Brown following alleged death threats.)

According to others in Brown’s camp – many who reportedly couldn’t speak due to “nondisclosure agreements or fear of Brown’s retaliation” – Brown is now mostly estranged from his mother, (whom they say cares for Brown’s daughter Royalty when he has custody), and nearly all his friends and staff.

They say his current inner circle is mostly members of the Bloods street gang.

“You can talk to any drug addict or chemically imbalanced person – it doesn’t just go away,” says a former friend. “It’s something you have to work on. You have to change your lifestyle. And he’s not doing the things he needs to do to get well, so he’s never going to be well. The kid is going to hit rock bottom.”

Read the entire piece at Billboard.com.

PHOTO: Chris Brown Instagram

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12 thoughts on “Chris Brown’s Camp Says Drug Use, Anger Issues Threaten His Life And Career

  1. Celebrities and rich folks draw “fake people giving fake love, right up in their face” all the time. These “friends” and, sadly even lovers and family members, hang around hoping to get a few crumbs of cash from “the Great One,” until the money runs out, then they are nowhere to be found. When living with someone who has “anger management” issues it’s a good idea to hide all weapons where they can’t be easily reached in a moment of anger….including sharp instruments like scissors, knives, and forks! My close personal friend who lived with me for 9 months has a temper, and I made sure the scissors were safely hidden! We usually got along great, but once in awhile something would set her off, like when I ate a single slice of cheese she put in the freezer and she threw a fit for half an hour….

  2. Cynthia Feaster on said:

    Its very sad what has happened to this mult-talented actor, vocalist and dancer. He needed strong African American men (like Nation of Islam brothers) and women around him to help him to deal with the challenges of being famous and talented. My guess or fear, is that he didn’t get that but got unconscionable parasites better known as fake friends, who used him, his money and his fame for their own personal gains. Chis should be out here doing well not strung out on drugs. I hate the very first person who introduced this young man to drugs and I hate the people who are “enabling” his drug addiction now. There will be a special place in hell I hope, for you creeps. May God help Chis brown to come up out of the downward spiral that he is in now. He’s stil young and can recover.

    • specialt757 on said:

      I couldn’t have said it better, I 100% agree. After reading your response I remembered that I had a letter that I wrote to Chris Brown on my desktop from 5/28/15 were I said to myself if I could talk to him, this is what I would say. And I read it again and it still applies, it basically states what you’ve stated. I wish that he had good role models and mentors in his life or some of these so-called male celebrities could reach out and get through to him. But as already stated he has to be the one to get the help and recognize he will die if he doesn’t. I’ve watched a lot of “unsung” with this very situation and most of the people die before they get help. I just hate to see him this way. He has so much to offer but yet he is in an internal hell. I hope he gets help sooner than later, I’d hate to see him as a washed up drug addict, like on the five heartbeats.

      • Diane on said:

        As much as I hate to say this. Maybe he doesn’t want to live. He’s miserable.

      • specialt757 on said:

        @Diane
        “Maybe he doesn’t want to live. He’s miserable.” Or maybe he’s crying out for help. I can’t call it, I just wish he would get help before he dies young.

    • Dr. Larry on said:

      President Trump has put forth an initiative to get those very drug dealers that have ruined peoples lives and communities off the street. DO you support him?

  3. Amber on said:

    People have to want help. He can have people around him like family but if Chris does not listen and want the help, there is nothing no one can do without being boarder line criminial (kidnapping or holding against their will). And I do agree with these “yes” people who do not care about these Chris just as long as they get money and what they want.

  4. Shirley on said:

    Someone who really cares about Chris needs to do an intervention, voluntary or involuntary, before we have another Michael Jackson/Whitney situation. Not these tag along “friends” in it for what they can get. Chris has so much going for him and he needs to be here for his beautiful daughter.

  5. He has some underline issues that should have been addressed a long time ago. He needs to lay down on a couch and spill the beans about everything that’s troubling him, including his childhood

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