Chris Brown’s Cousin Comes To His Defense, Says He Was Provoked

chris brown rihannaBy Erin T. McMillon

LOS ANGELES (RushPRnews) 02/16/09-Despite the scandalous allegations, Chris Brown’s cousin has come to his defense, claiming he was provoked into reportedly lashing out against Rihanna.Brown’s cousin, Phylicia Thompson, recently spoke to TV news program Extra about the singer’s recent troubles with the law.

Though Brown has been charged with making criminal threats in connection with an incident the media says was with Rihanna, Thompson maintains that violence in not in his character.

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“Chris was not brought up… to beat on a woman,” Thompson said to Extra.

“It had to be something to provoke him for Chris to do it (sic). He wouldn’t have done it just to be having fun. Yes, he’s done something wrong, because he put his hands on her (Rihanna), but you don’t know what happened. He had to be provoked to do it. Everybody loved Chris… This comes as a surprise to me.”

At press time, neither Brown nor Rihanna were responding to requests for comments or interviews on the matter.

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