Chris Brown speaks out on Brittney Griner’s detainment in Russia

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Like many celebrities and entertainers who have spoken out about Brittney Griner‘s detainment in Russia, Chris Brown chimed in to share his thoughts on the case. 

“It’s not my business. But…..it’s F****d up what they doing to Brittney Griner,” Brown wrote on his Instagram Story, later saved and shared by The Shade Room

“IF THIS WAS A MALE STAR ATHLETE YALL WOULD BE WAY MORE VOCAL AND HELPFUL.” He added, “THAT S**T LAME AS F**K.  I WISH I COULD REALLY HELP HER OUT.”

Brown seemingly agrees with Phoenix Mercury coach Vanessa Nygaard, who recently spoke to the media about Griner’s continued detainment.  

“If it was LeBron [James], he’d be home, right?” Nygaard asked, according to USA Today. “It’s a statement about the value of women. It’s a statement about the value of a Black person. It’s a statement about the value of a gay person. All of those things. We know it, and so that’s what hurts a little more.”

The WNBA star has been held in Russia since Feb. 17, when she was arrested while visiting the country to play basketball in the off-season. She was detained at Sheremetyevo International Airport for having vape cartridges containing hashish oil, which is illegal in the country. In a Thursday court appearance, Griner pleaded guilty to drug charges, saying that the vape cartridges were in her luggage unintentionally. 

“I did not have any intention on breaking Russian law,” she said.

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