Chris Brown is no MechanicalDummy. Not anymore, anyway.
Following in the footsteps of Miley Cyrus, the beleaguered R&B artist has shut down his Twitter account, a day after microblogging his butt off about Walmart and other big-box haters not stocking his new album.
Which he shouldn't really have worried about, because Walmart is, in fact, carrying Graffiti. And apparently, displaying it prominently.
"We are surprised at the comments online," read a statement released by the store today. "All Walmart stores nationwide have carried the CD since its release, including the Wallingford, [Conn.], store mentioned in the post. This store actually sold through its initial shipment over the weekend. The majority of our stores today are showing they do have copies available."
Brown tweeted yesterday: "JUST WAS AT WALMART IN wallingford CT,844 north colony.. the didnt even have my album in the back... not on shelves, saw for myself...we talked to the managers and the didnt even know anything. wow!!! but they had Alicia Keys album ready for release for this tuesday comin...no disprespect to alicia at all.. just givin an example to whos album is loaded and ready to go next week."
Yes, how dare the manager know all about the upcoming album release from 12-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys!
Anyway, earlier today, Brown signed off with this tweet: "I WANNA THANK MY FANS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT. I LOVE YALL. GOODBYE!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Now when you click on his handle, @MechanicalDummy, all you get is "Sorry, that page doesn't exist." His complementary website is still alive and well, but feel free to mourn the loss of Brown's Twitter account on ChrisBrownDeletesHisTwitterAccount.ridiculous.
Having been released on the U.S. on Dec. 8, first-week sales figures for Graffiti are due out Wednesday.
(Originally published Dec. 14, 2009, at 3:18 p.m. PT)
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