Chris Brown Lashes Out at Critics in Twitter Tantrum

Melissa Knowles

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Chris Brown won his first-ever Grammy award Sunday night for Best R&B Album for his album F.A.M.E. His achieving one of the highest honors in the world of music is now being marred by his reaction to criticism he received on Twitter. Coincidentally, Brown won the award on the third anniversary of his assault of now ex-girlfriend and pop star Rihanna. Fellow celebrities such as actor Adam Scott, country singer Miranda Lambert, and Jack Osbourne took to Twitter to speak out against Brown. Osbourne tweeted, "Chris Brown...don't forget! #chrisbrownbeatswomen." Brown responded in a series of tweets calling his treatment a double standard, arguing that society glorifies rappers who used to be drug dealers. The R&B artist also acknowledged that he had learned from his mistake, but that he still has to deal with day-to-day hatred. His final tweet is what has people talking. Brown tweeted, "HATE ALL YOU WANT BECUZ I GOT A GRAMMY now! That's the ultimate *BLEEP* OFF!" The tweets were up only for a few minutes before they were deleted by either Brown or someone in his entourage. However, that was more than enough time for his almost 8 million followers to re-tweet and screen-grab the tweets. Next came people expressing their outrage over Brown's bravado. One person tweeted, "Chris Brown should not have performed at the Grammys." Another person called him "a horrible human being." The only tweets that appear in Brown's feed from yesterday now are links to a video on Vimeo and to his new single on iTunes.

Now let's move into the science world.

A tiny chameleon has the social media world talking. Scientists discovered what they are calling the world's smallest lizard on a tiny island off Madagascar. It is also thought to be one of the smallest reptiles in the world. The new species, Brookesia micra, is being called the micro-chameleon. How tiny is it? Scientists say that an adult will grow only to an inch in length from nose to tail, and it is still small enough to fit on a fingertip or the end of a match. It's actually smaller than some of the flies that its much larger cousins eat. In order to find the little critters, researchers had to work at night in the dark using headlamps and flashlights to find the micro-chameleons, which are easier to pick up because while they are sleeping. Unfortunately, the little guys habitat is extremely threatened because of the deforestation of Madagascar. Still, lead researcher Frank Glaw says he plans to return to Madagascar in November, saying, "I'm sure there are many surprises awaiting discovery."