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Chris Brown
Chris Brown

Past Perfect Tense

Date: May 16 2011

Themes: Music

Grammar: Past Perfect Tense


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Everyone makes mistakes. But when celebrities mess up, the whole world hears about it.

Chris Brown made a huge mistake when he beat up his girlfriend at the time, Rihanna. And some people think he shouldn’t be forgiven for that. But many of Chris Brown’s fans have stuck by him. They think he deserves a second chance.

Now Brown has a new album out, F.A.M.E., which stands for “Fans Are My Everything.” He is thanking his fans for being loyal to him despite his faults. Find out if Jason and Marni are ready to forgive Chris Brown.


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Marni:  So, I am kind of surprised that Chris Brown’s new album has debuted at number one.

Jason:  Yeah. It seems like he kind of got a clean slate after he cried on stage during the Michael Jackson tribute show.

Marni:  Yeah. Now I’m a little skeptical that he was really showing his true emotions, or if he was sort of putting on an act so people would think that he was a little more sensitive.

Jason:  Oh wow!

Marni:  I know! Isn’t that…

Jason:  It hadn’t even occurred to me that he would cry on purpose.

Marni:  Yeah, you know, I just feel like he got such a bad rap, and I think deservedly so, for what happened between he and Rihanna. And now, you know, he’s trying to rebuild his career and rebuild his life. And I do believe in second chances, so I hope that he has put his past behind him and he’s able to redeem himself and really have a prolific career.

Jason:  I mean, he’s so young. He was like 19 when that domestic violence incident went down. And now he’s 21, which is still so young.

Marni:  Right. It’s very young.

Jason:  I think he…I mean, I’m not a huge fan of his, but I could see why some people stuck by him. I don’t think he’s reached his full potential yet. And he has really good dance moves.

Marni:  Sure, yeah.

Jason:  Are you a fan of second chances in general.

Marni:  I am, I am a believer in second chances. Sometimes I think it’s hard due to circumstances, in this instance being domestic violence. But I think that stems from history, and if he went through therapy...People do deserve a second chance.


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Marni is surprised that Chris Brown’s new album, F.A.M.E., is so popular. It seems like he’s been given a second chance after he abused Rihanna and nearly ruined his career two years ago.

Jason isn’t a huge fan of Chris Brown, but he can understand why fans gave him a second chance. Jason thinks Brown was very young when he made his big mistake. Maybe he is more mature now.

Marni is more skeptical. She thinks Chris Brown wants the world to think he’s more sensitive than he really is. But she does believe in second chances. She thinks that Chris Brown should go through therapy because of what he did to Rihanna.

Do you think it is time to forgive Chris Brown for abusing Rihanna? When was the last time you gave someone a second chance?



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Palestinian Territory, Occupied

i like any one care for all animals but some times there are a lot exsaggeration in deal between a human and animal

10:05 AM May 16 2011 |



he is rock i care about his art not about his personal life so just keep going to the top cuz your a smart artiest with an amizing voice and song choises ..and be the champion ..luv u

09:18 AM May 16 2011 |



Thes girls make man to do this.

08:38 AM May 16 2011 |




we have to give him last chance to let him change and go through therpy , I also think that everyone learn from his mistakes and the mistakes like the first step on his right life ….isn’t it

08:33 AM May 16 2011 |




this man is pullshit and he did bad behave with his girlfriend >>

Irealy I hate person who do like this with other people >>

08:30 AM May 16 2011 |

Whitney S

Whitney S


It is true that everyone deserves a second chance, as long as they regret what they did, but for me, it is very difficult to consider giving a second chance to any person who beats someone, I dont know why.

Maybe Chris will have a second chance with a girl other than Rihanna.

06:16 AM May 16 2011 |



Russian Federation

Of course everyone should have a second chance. Usually people mess up, especially when they are young. I think that it is time to forgive Chris Brown for abusing Rihanna. Also I think that he should go through some therapy. May be it will prevent him from doing the same mistakes!

06:09 AM May 16 2011 |

reiny kwan

reiny kwan


everyday lol…, because I facing some peoples everday and they mess up me accidentally 

05:58 AM May 16 2011 |


Viet Nam

actually his mistake is not huge like that ! I will give him a second chance 

05:27 AM May 16 2011 |

wajih ur rehman


I think, people would give him a second chance because it gives an opportunity to make himself right. 

04:33 AM May 16 2011 |




People deserve a second chance.

02:41 AM May 16 2011 |



Others may give him a sceond change. But his wife should not.

01:27 AM May 16 2011 |



Others may give him a sceond change. But his wife should not.

01:27 AM May 16 2011 |

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