Chris Brown Denies Rapping About Rihanna On New Freestyle

Kanye West had a few bombs to drop on his single “Way Too Cold,” but Chris Brown thought there was a little more left to be said over the beat, so today he released two new freestyles, over “Way Too Cold” and the instrumentals for G.O.O.D. Music’s “Mercy.” The freestyles find Chris Brown spitting some unpleasant lines about his ex, which, of course, prompted rumors that he was talking about Rihanna, followed by a response from Brown on Twitter.

The lines in question: “Don’t f–k with my old bitch it’s like a bad fur/ Every industry n—- done had her/ Shook the tree like a pumpkin just to smash her/ Bitch is breaking codes, but I’m the password.”

Naturally, some listeners jumped to the conclusion that Brown was referring to Rihanna, who tweeted a response then unfollowed Brown. Seems to us like pleading the fifth here and moving on would’ve been a reasonable course of action, but instead Brown took to Twitter, responding to the gossip. @chrisbrown “Assumptions! I didn’t say any names so if u took offense to it then its something you feel guilty about.”

It was all good just a week ago…when Rih wished him happy birthday via Twitter. That, plus their fairly recently collaborations on “Cake (remix)” and “Turn Up The Music (remix).” What could’ve gone wrong since then?