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Chris Brown Using ‘I Promise Not to Beat You’ as a Pickup Line

R&B star making light of his domestic violence conviction

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Chris Brown performs at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

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Chris Brown has reportedly begun using “Can I get your number? I promise I won’t beat you!” as a pickup line. A source has told Us Weekly that the singer used the line on a woman at a Grammy gift lounge on Friday. “He and his friends laughed, then one yelled, ‘That’s his new line!’ Ugh! I wanted to throw up!” says the source.

“I’d be surprised if Chris said something that stupid,” a representative for Brown told Us.

Brown, 22, pleaded guilty in 2009 for felony assault for beating his then-girlfriend Rihanna before the Grammys. He is currently finishing his sentence for the crime, which included mandatory anger management courses, community service and supervised probation. Last year, the singer had a violent outburst backstage at Good Morning America after host Robin Roberts asked him questions about the domestic violence incident. He also was embroiled in a homophobic Twitter feud with former B2K member Raz-B.

Brown’s most recent album, F.A.M.E. (Forgiving All My Enemies), has been a major commercial success, winning the Grammy for Best R&B Album, but the singer’s reputation has been damaged considerably by his domestic violence conviction. Regardless, many members of the star’s young female audience have expressed a troubling indifference to his rage issues on Twitter.

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