Robert Glasper turns Chris Brown’s diss into a t-shirt for charity

After losing the Grammy award for Best R&B Album Robert Glaser, Chris Brown asked his more than 130 million Insta followers “Who the hell” he is. Chris later apologized after learning more about the jazz pianist’s musical contributions and widespread acclaim, including his 12th life Grammy nominations and five wins.

But instead of a clapback, Glasper used Brown’s insult to raise money for a New Orleans non-profit music organization. Last week he released “Who The F**K Is Robert Glasper” t-shirts. The limited edition black t-shirt shows a laughing emotion as the O in the word who. A blue stroke slightly obscures the word f**k, and the pianist’s name is in red font while the rest of the words are white. Its entire design is a replica of one of Brown’s posts.

On Wednesday, just four days after their release, Glasper announced the t-shirts had sold out. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from sales will benefit the New Orleans Community Music Center.

In the sold-out announcement mail, Robert wrote:

“Thank you for your support. A portion of the proceeds from this shirt will be donated to the Community Music Center of New Orleans, a non-profit organization formed to share music culture and music education in New Orleans and to provide free music lessons to underprivileged youth. I can’t thank you all enough for supporting this cause.”

It is unclear how much money Robert has raised or what percentage he intends to donate. Unfortunately, as of Thursday, the sale link is no longer available in Glasper’s Instagram bio link. As a result, we cannot confirm how much each shirt sold for.

Nonetheless, the donation comes weeks before the New Orleans Community Music Center will host its inaugural gala and fundraiser later this month. Glasper is listed as board member of the non-profit organization on the event flyer.

Here’s why Chris Brown apologized to Robert Glasper after winning the Grammy

It’s unclear if Chris saw Glasper’s diss-to-donation movement. The No instructions The singer will be touring Europe in the coming months.

Chris and Glasper crossed paths online after Brown ranted about Roberts Black Radio III Best R&B Album Winner. Be Airy (Deluxe) Album was also nominated in the same category.


The next day (February 6), Chris slipped into Robert’s Insta-DMs with lengthy congratulations and an apology. It’s unclear if Robert ever responded to Chris privately, but he didn’t directly acknowledge Brown’s initial criticism — minus the t-shirt sale.

“Congratulations my brother. I want to apologize if you attacked my reaction at the Grammys. You were not the intended target and I know I came off really rude and mean. After doing my research, I really find you great.” Robert Glasper turns Chris Brown’s diss into a t-shirt for charity

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