The feud that sparked between country music star Miranda Lambert, who lives in Tishomingo, and R&B star Chris Brown after the Feb. 12 Grammy Awards continues.
During her concert Thursday, in Amherst, Mass., Lambert pulled out hand-lettered poster emblazoned with the words “Take Notes Chris Brown,” reports ABC News.
“Listen, I just need to speak my mind. Where I come from, beating up on a women is never OK,” Lambert is heard saying in the ABC News video posted above.
“So that’s why my daddy taught me early on in life how to use a shotgun.”
She used the words as the lead-in to her hit “Gunpowder & Lead,” about a wife who plans to gun down her abusive husband once he is released from jail on bail.
Brown beat up then-girlfriend Rihanna the night before the Grammys in 2009. He pled guilty to an assault charge and was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community labor.
As previously reported, the feud started when Lambert, who was a presenter at the Feb. 12 Grammy Awards, objected on Twitter to Brown performing not once but twice on the music industry’s most high-profile awards show. He performed his “Turn Up the Music” early in the show and then returned later as part of the Grammys’ much-hyped first dance music performance, throwing down with Lil Wayne and David Guetta. In between, Brown took the stage to accept the best R&B album Grammy.
“Chris Brown twice? I don’t get it. He beat on a girl…” Lambert tweeted the day after the show.
“Not cool that we act like that didn’t happen. He needs to listen to Gunpowder and lead and be put back in his place. Not at the Grammys.”
In a tweet that has since been removed, Brown fired back “Hate all you want because I got a grammy now! That’s the ultimate f*** off.”
On Wednesday Lambert tweeted back, “I’m done for now. But not for good:) nite love bugs & remember… Be who you are an stand for what u believe in. NO MATTER WHAT!” She later added, “Oh and one more thing for all who are asking….I have a Grammy too:)”
In a series of tweets over the weekend, Brown responded to Lambert calling him out during her concert:
“Using my name to get publicity? I love it! Perform your heart out! … Go buy @miranda_lambert! So motivational and “PERFECT.” … Goodnight to all the people who live life and who aren’t stuck in the past!”
Lambert has posted in the past few days about her tour stops and tonight’s episode of NBC’s reality show “The Voice,” which features her husband Blake Shelton as a celebrity coach, but she has yet to respond to Brown on Twitter.
Lambert was just one of several celebrities who tweeted their disapproval at Brown’s Grammy performances. Others who took to Twitter to voice their protests include Tulsa-born singer-songwriter St. Vincent, “Star Trek: The Next Generation” actor Wil Wheaton, singer-songwriter Michelle Branch, “Modern Family” actor Eric Stonestreet and English media personality Jack Osbourne.