Chris Brown deletes Twitter account following feud with comedian

R&B singer Chris Brown has deleted his Twitter account after a vulgar online exchange with comedian Jenny Johnson.

Johnson says she's now receiving death threats on Twitter from Brown's supporters.

The fight started when 23-year-old Brown posted a picture of himself, saying he looked old. Johnson replied: "I know! Being a worthless piece of (expletive) can really age a person."

Brown fired back with a series of crude sexual jokes. Johnson posted a link to a news story about Brown's 2009 assault on singer Rihanna.

Before deleting his account, Brown wrote: "Just ask Rihanna if she mad??????" The on-again-off-again couple has been seen together recently. Rihanna reportedly flew to Berlin last Thursday to spend time with Brown. Prior to taking off, she tweeted: "All alone in my big ole jet!!! See u soon lover." They also collaborated on a song for Rihanna's upcoming album.

A representative for Brown's record label didn't immediately respond Monday to an email seeking comment.

Brown had 11.6 million followers on Twitter.

This isn't the first time Brown has fled the site. In December 2009, he ditched his @mechanicaldummy account after writing a series of tweets targeted against the music business. He again scrapped his Twitter page in November 2011 following a rant about the continued focus on 2009's Rihanna attack.


Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Watch Now

New Android App

For your Android phone and tablet, download the FREE redesigned app, featuring CBSN, live 24/7 news.

The all new
CBS News App for Android® for iPad® for iPhone®
Fully redesigned. Featuring CBSN, 24/7 live news. Get the App