American singers Chris Brown and Beyoncé. Pictures: Bang Showbiz and AP

Chris Brown set Twitter alight both locally and internationally, when he tweeted about the idea of a creating a world tour that had R&B artists Beyoncé Knowles, Rihanna, Bruno Mars and himself sharing a stage across the world. 

Just thinking.... A CRAZY WORLD TOUR would BEYONCE, RIHANNA, BRUNO MARS, CHRIS BROWN. “2 for 2”. And if y’all decide to do it without me... give me 10%. 😏

— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) February 9, 2018

The 'Pills and Automobiles' hitmaker, who has set a record for having 87 songs on the Billboard charts all at once, divided South African fans on Twitter, with some believing that his idea could work. 

There also fans that stated that with Brown’s current phase in his career was not worth another tour to South Africa, and others not wanting him to share a stage with Rihanna due to his sordid past with her. 

Read: Fans in heated debate over Beyoncé and Chris Brown after world tour tweet

Brown and Rihanna dated on and off between 2009 and 2011, where Chris Brown was charged with battery and assault on the ‘Kiss It Better’ singer, and handed a suspended sentence. Between 2016 and 2017, Brown was also handed a restraining order by his ex-girlfriend, actress and model Karreuche Tran, for acts related to violence, stalking and sending her threats. 

Tweets made by South Africans made various arguments on the possibility of Brown’s tour coming to fruition, especially with a few tweets reminding the online community of the singer’s cameo appearance on local soapie Generations, back in 2009. 

Can you just Shut it already about #ChrisBrown, the Topic has OVERSTAYED IT'S WELCOME pic.twitter.com/HfhR5x7NZt

— Thabo Letshabo (@LetshaboT) February 13, 2018


I love #Beyonce as much as I love #ChrisBrown
Let the comparison go to rest ...
Both artists are very talented and great on their own levels.
Lets give credit where its due man🎖🥉

— ♧_Y e l c o_♧ (@Official_Yelco) February 13, 2018
People really be out here disrespecting this dude!!! SMH !!! #LivingLegend #ChrisBrown pic.twitter.com/LmdHp40scU

— Sess The PRBLM (@SessBeats) February 12, 2018

Chris Brown responded to some of the tweets regarding his career reaching an end, with one image and caption: “SAY WHAT U WANT…really doesn’t matter at this point. ❤🏆 GREATNESS DEFENDS AND SPEAKS FOR ITSELF”.

IOL