Chris Brown and his Mom (Joyce Hawkins)

*Chris Brown just can’t stay out of the media’s negative eye. This time it wasn’t his fault. Known for his incredible talent and reverence to the late Michael Jackson, the singer’s mother called herself honoring the pioneer’s legacy last week by tweeting, “Michael Jackson died so that Chris Brown could live!!!”

Not a good idea. Joyce Hawkins, Brown’s mother, released a statement and a series of tweets apologizing for the error.

“I’m so sorry that the tweet I sent was misunderstood. What I meant to say is that Chris has always been inspired by Michael Jackson’s music and his career,” she tweeted. “I’m sorry I offended anyone. The statement meant Chris would carry on Michaels [sic] legacy.”