We can add Estelle to the list of folks who are over “the incident” and think Chris Brown deserves a break. In a recent chat with Vibe, the UK singer dropped a few words about her “International” collaborator.

Although she’s seen and heard the news like the rest of us, Estelle says she’s not one to judge Brown because she’s been talked about as well.

“I try not to judge because I’ve been judged a heck of a lot, and it don’t feel nice. I feel like Chris is an incredible singer, musician, dancer, entertainer, and brain box as far as business and that’s why I respect him and that’s where we meet at because I have nothing else to go on.”

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While many point to celebs as role models and attempt to hold them to a higher standards, Estelle says ultimately that job falls to parents.

“Parents, raise your kids. Young men and women, raise your kids. Don’t let us raise your children. That’s my take on it.” She continued speaking about Breezy, “I respect him, I love him, he does amazing music, and has evolved. He’s worked his ass off, so why are people still crucifying him?”

Judging by his album sales, Grammy awards, and popularity since “the incident” I don’t think Brown’s career has suffered as much as some think.

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