At the Grammys last Sunday night, Miranda Lambert introduced her song “Gunpowder and Lead,” her woman-power anthem about the ultimate revenge on an abusive ex-husband, with a message to R&B singer Chris Brown, who three years ago was convicted of assaulting his then girlfriend, singer Rhianna.
Lambert prefaced her performance by announcing in her distinct southern twang “…but see, I just have to speak my mind because where I come from, beating up on a woman is never okay…. So that’s why my daddy taught me early on in life how to use a shotgun.” She then flashed a neon green poster bearing the words “Take Notes Chris Brown.”
Brown’s reaction was fast and furious, beginning with a Twitter tirade that was pulled shortly after posting, but not before thousands of fans read his rant: “HATE ALL U WANT BECUZ I GOT A GRAMMY Now! That’s the ultimate F–k OFF!”
Lambert’s response? “Oh and one more thing for all who are asking … I have a Grammy too.”
Lambert is well known for her passion for the fight against domestic violence—so was her public reprimand justified or unprofessional? Let us know what you think in the comments!
For the full story with clips from Miranda’s performance, check out the ABC News video.