After a Walmart store in Wallingford, Connecticut sold out of its first shipment of Chris Brown’s latest CD Graffiti, Brown accused the store of “blackballing” his records and “lying to costumers [sic].” After going on a 140-character tirade on micro-blogging site Twitter about the incident, then realizing he was in the wrong, he took down his Twitter account on Monday, after refusing to take back his statement.
“Yeah i said it and i aint retracting [it],” Tweeted Brown.
The testy Tweet originated after Brown went to a Walmart store in Wallingford, Connecticut where he did not see his album on the shelf and apparently was told that it was not in the back either. Monday, Walmart said that they were, in fact, carrying the CD at that very store, and that it had sold through its initial shipment during the weekend.
Walmart issued a statement saying “We are surprised at the comments online. 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.”