Fellow hip-hop star and friend of Chris Brown, T.I., said the 19-year-old is “cool,” following Brown’s arrest in Los Angeles on Sunday, on suspicion of felony criminal threats.
In an interview with Carson Daly for “Last Call,” the Atlanta-based rapper said he spoke to the “Run It” hitmaker on Monday.
“Yeah, I spoke to him today,” T.I. confirmed to Carson. “He cool, you know. I guess he a little concerned about the situation, but he’s still the same Chris.”
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Brown was arrested on Sunday night over an alleged domestic violence incident, which reportedly involved Rihanna. He was released on $50,000 bond, also on Sunday.
T.I., who is set to serve around a year in jail beginning next month after pleading guilty to federal weapons charges, told Carson that he offered Brown advice during their chat on Monday.
“I told him this too shall pass,” T.I. said.
T.I. maintained that he is unaware of what exactly happened during the Sunday incident, which authorities have said occurred just after midnight in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles. However, T.I. said people should refrain from judging Brown.
“Hey man, you people gotta remember, we celebrities and we entertainers but we still human. All of us,” T.I. said.
“Don’t expect us not to make mistakes ‘cause we will.”