On International Women’s Day, Chris Brown posted a clip of Carlton’s 2001 video for “A Thousand Miles,” with a caption “MOOD. THIS SONG LIT FOREVER.” Carlton responded by reminding Brown he was a domestic abuser. In a deleted Instagram post, Brown shared Carlton’s original post, which she also deleted. “Today Chris Brown posted my video,” it read. “I am now being repeatedly tagged to his account. Being that today is International Women’s Day I feel compelled to draw a line. I support survivors not perpetrators of domestic violence. I do not want to be associated with an artist that has assaulted women on a day like today. Thank you. #internationalwomensday.”
Brown went on to defend himself as he put up a post on Instagram, he shared a short scene from the film White Chicks featuring Carlton’s hit song. The caption read, “I LOVE THIS SONG.” Brown, who was arrested in 2009 for beating up his then-girlfriend Rihanna, asserts he’s just a fan of the song.