Twitter users criticized Brown’s unconventional and suggestive poses in multiple photos taken during his current “One of Them Ones” tour with Lil Baby posted on Monday.
In an Instagram post, Brown said he has the “coolest fans on the planet.” He wrote in a story, “PSA!!! When artists do concerts, they all have something called a VIP package. I have not done meet and greets in over 7 years…”
He also appreciated his fan’s writing, “I have the coolest fans on the planet… I appreciate the f— outta (out of) them. These are memories that will last with them forever.” Continuing, “Unlike most of the lame ass artists that won’t make eye contact with the people who made it possible to even have a career. I only exist because these fans saw something in me I never thought was possible… So Ima (I’m going to) go all out for my fans!!!”
Several fans acknowledged that the VIP packages, which cost up to $3,500, were worth their money; however, some fans were outraged by Brown’s photos.
In a recent Instagram post, Connecticut-based music marketing expert Shane Martin also praised Brown’s interaction with his fans during his recent concert at Hartford, Connecticut’s Xfinity Theatre.
Shane wrote, “I’ve operated hundreds and hundreds of meet & greets over the years, and never have I ever seen an artist interact with the fans the way Chris Brown did.”
“Usually artists pose for the pic, maybe shake a hand or two and then say next, making the experience last about 20-30 seconds.” Shane continued praising, “But Chris Brown shook everyone’s hand, gave multiple hugs, signed multiple things, and took lots of very entertaining pictures with each person! He actually stood there and talked to each fan for 3-4 minutes.”