Chris Brown

by ethnic on August 28, 2008

Birth Name: Christopher Maurice Brown

Place of Birth: Tappahannock, Virginia, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 5, 1989

Ethnicity: African-American

Chris Brown is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer, and actor. His parents, Joyce Amy (Bundy) Hawkins and Clinton Maurice Brown, are both African-American. A picture of Chris with his mother can be seen here.

Chris has stated that he has Pamunkey Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented.

Chris has a daughter with Nia Guzman.

Chris’s paternal grandparents are Charles Randolph Brown (the son of Lester Brown and Bertha Newman) and Mary Elizabeth Baylor (the daughter of Hampton Baylor and Bertha Gaines).

Chris’s maternal grandparents are Clifton William Bundy, Sr. (the son of Benjamin/Ben Baylor Bundy and Adell/Ada Byrd) and Mary Elsie Blagmon (the daughter of Robert Lindsey Blagmon and Rebecca Saunders). Robert was the son of William Blagmon and Lucy.

Sources: Obituary of Chris’s great-uncle, Thomas Henry Blagmon (the brother of Chris’s maternal grandmother, Mary Elsie Blagmon) – http://www.dailyprogress.com

Chris’s statement on his Native American ancestry – http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com

Joe Seer/bigstock.com

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

savanna July 7, 2016 at 7:28 pm

He says in this interview he is “half white”: @57:00
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuuTC92nE1o

ethnic July 8, 2016 at 3:19 am
follers July 8, 2016 at 5:30 am

I think, given the context, he was probably joking. He definitely isn’t “half white” in the traditional sense. His grandparents, and, I think, all his great-grandparents as well, are black.

ethnic July 8, 2016 at 8:28 am

I agree.

fuzzybear44 July 8, 2016 at 10:19 pm

agreed, he was joking.

savanna July 8, 2016 at 8:34 am

… or biracial.

fuzzybear44 July 8, 2016 at 10:26 pm

My brothers and I , have hair like that when we shave it off and let it grow back. It’s just a family trait , he most likely got from his mother

Now he could be genetically biracial , like say Louis Gates is. However he’s not a first generation mix

Kimmel April 7, 2016 at 1:48 am

His Mother is not pure Black. Despite this, I never considered Chris Brown Black, he looks mixed race.

fuzzybear44 April 7, 2016 at 10:30 pm

Well you might not consider him black, but he certainly does. Also pretty much the avg black person in this country is not pure. So if chris is mixed race to you, you might as well say the rest of the black population is to

savanna April 4, 2016 at 9:02 am
abbracci January 16, 2016 at 7:41 pm

He looks mixed.

Kerrywhite October 26, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Still waiting on that DNA Tests. Black Americans always like to claim he’s fully Black. The bones are already there. His mother has brown hair, green/gray eyes, and very fair-skinned. Those are not Black features.

My predictions are 60% Black, 25% Caucasian/White, and 15% Native American.

fuzzybear44 October 26, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Everyone knows that the avg black person in the usa isn’t pure. However whether Chris is full black or not, he certainly sees himself that way. Here he is stating such in usmagzine.com May 29,2015

“I tend to accept the negative or the riff raff becuz I know what it’s like to be a young black ‘n—-‘ in America.”

ectag March 3, 2016 at 8:47 pm

People on this site have a tendency to radically overestimate the likelihood of Native-American ancestry in Americans, black or white.

Native-American ancestry is extremely uncommon in the US. The vast majority of those who claim it do so based on dubious family histories or because they think it makes them more interesting etc.; it’s rarely verified.

Moreover, people on this site don’t seem to know what Native-American features look like. Native-Americans are genetically closely related to East Asians. People with significant NA ancestry therefore tend to have a vaguely Asiatic look to them (this is quite common amongst Latin-American mestizos).

15 percent Native-American ancestry would be a substantial amount. Chris Brown doesn’t look at all NA. He looks like he’s got a huge amount of White ancestry (Barrack Obama is 50% white and looks blacker than Chris Brown).

I’d guess he’s 60 to 70 percent black and 30 to 40 percent white; anything else a DNA test might pick up would be background noise.

abbracci October 17, 2015 at 6:33 pm

Chris Brown is scum of the Earth. Everybody hates him.

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