According to Cosmopolitan, fans have dubbed the image “creepy” and many are wondering if Chris received permission from Ariana to use an animated likeness that they think looks an awful lot like her in one of her signature poses.
Chris and Ariana previously teamed up in 2014 for the release of single, “Don’t Be Gone Too Long.” At the time, the single faced numerous setbacks and delays following Chris’s probation violation. The artist pleaded guilty in 2009 to domestic violence charges brought against him following an altercation with then-girlfriend Rihanna.
The two haven’t worked together again since then. And now fans are wondering why Chris is including the image of Ariana on the deluxe version of his new Christmas album if she doesn’t even make a guest appearance on any of the tracks. Others are tagging Ariana in their tweets, asking the singer to respond to claims from Twitter about the cover. However, others are also defending Chris, insisting the image isn’t Ariana.
@chrisbrown why you have a draw of Ariana Grande in your photo of your new deluxe album?
— AriGagaTayBritney (@AriHarmonyCabe) December 17, 2017
Okay all joking aside Chris brown using Ariana on his album cover is like creepy unless she told him it was okay (which I highly doubt she did) this is like no not okay he needs to just leave her alone pic.twitter.com/kalP7zwsCP
— Hayley🎄 (@Macianaxoxo) December 13, 2017
— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) December 15, 2017
Ariana Grande is on the cover of Chris Brown’s new Christmas album cover! pic.twitter.com/CIsFKtTQPO
— Ariana Grande Alerts (@ArianatorAlerts) December 14, 2017
— Taylor Swift (@agbshades) December 13, 2017
— inès 🌩 (@arisflash) December 14, 2017
SURPRISE! 12 Days Of Christmas: CUFFING SEASON the Deluxe Edition of #HeartbreakOnAFullMoon is available everywhere now! HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 🎄 🎁 ❤️ Download here: https://t.co/PZhzQ8Dvu5 pic.twitter.com/LHDaR3RDQZ
— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) December 13, 2017
— Nikki loves Camila🦋 (@lntoyoukarla) December 13, 2017
do some of y’all really think ARIANA GRANDE someone who constantly calls out interviewers on their sexism, stands up for women rights, speaks out about double standards really gonna let someone like Chris Brown who has a history that we all know about, put her on his album cover? pic.twitter.com/34g3IvF4Pl
— S (@DRlVEMECRZY) December 13, 2017
Chris has yet to respond to any of the questioning from fans regarding the image and continues to promote the album on his Twitter. Ariana hasn’t yet responded to any of the tweets from fans either.
Credit: Teen Vogue