Mekhi Phifer on Chris Brown: People Make Mistakes

March 2, 2009 By:
Mekhi Phifer on Chris Brown: People Make Mistakes

More and more people are coming out of the woodwork and not necessarily siding with Chris Brown per se, but they’re definitely keeping an open mind on the incident that happened three weeks ago.

When colleagues such as Bow Wow and Kanye West each made statements asking for the public, and the media to give Chris a break, we were all pretty shocked.

But now that Rihanna herself is reportedly trying to make amends with Chris, we we’re wondering if there’s a lot more to the story than meets the eye.

The latest celebrity to weigh in on the situation is Mekhi Phifer, who was Chris’ co-star in the 2007 movie This Christmas. Mekhi thinks Brown’s age, 19, plays a big factor into what occurred between him and Rihanna.

He tells E! News, “People make mistakes—and while I don’t condone what happened that night, you know, what Chris did to her—I remember being young, 19, and at that age it seemed like everything was so over-the-top, and everyone’s so passionate about things at the age.”

Mekhi also thinks the incident will heavily affect both of their careers. He says, “I think this whole thing will affect him, and I think it will affect her. With both of them, their fan base is mainly women and kids, so I don’t know what kind of example that leads, but like I said, I wish them all the best.”

Well it definitely sounds like he’s staying neutral! We agree 100% on the age thing. It’s a fact. People do stupid things when they’re young.

Hopefully Chris and Rihanna made a little headway while in Miami this weekend.