Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino Explains Why Chris Brown’s Latest Hit Perpetuates Rape Culture

At this point, there’s pretty much no question that Chris Brown is a garbage human being. Everyone knows it. Australia knows it so well they literally won’t let him into their country. The music industry knows it too, but hey, he’s a successful star and he makes people money, so they just kind of keep him around and let his garbage essence ooze out into the world. And Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast isn’t happy about it!

Chris Brown’s latest hit “Back To Sleep” — which contains such lovely flights of lyricism as “Baby when I wake you up/ Just let me rock, fuck you back to sleep girl/ Don’t say a word no (no, don’t you talk)” and “Ain’t sorry that I woke ya, I ain’t sorry ’bout ya job, fuck you back to sleep girl/Call sick in the morning so I can get a little bit more of your love/ I know you want me, how you feel me cause you never disagree” — has spent the past 17 weeks sitting not-so-pretty on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. And today, Cosentino went on Twitter to call out the song, its creator, and the entire music industry for perpetuating rape culture. Read her thoughts below.