Brown, through some mystery of the universe, had lapsed from his philosophy of "haterz gonna hate" that day, and responded to Johnson's zinger. After several mysogynistic responses, he had quit Twitter -- and Johnson had become the latest target of the more violent members of the "Team Breezy" goon squad.
Brown fans have been Tweeting her death threats since the pop star began his tirade. (As she wrote Monday, before Billboard compiled a selection of the creepier threats: "It's alarming how many death threats I'm receiving via @ replies. I encourage everyone, including @Twitter to look through them. Not cool.")
Brown last exited Twitter in December 2009. After being unable to locate his album, Graffiti, at a Connecticut Wal-Mart, Brown threw a temper tantrum on Twitter, and then shuttered his account. (Walmart told E! News at the time that despite Brown's protestations, his record was stocked in their stores.) He returned to the social media site soon thereafter.
In Brown's final Tweets (for now) the pop star declared himself the winner of the exchange (#carpediem I win!") and passed the buck to another pop star:
"Just ask Rihanna if she mad??????"
He also left his fans this parting message: "To teambreezy... Know that I'm not upset."
(The employers of various members of "Team Breezy" -- particularly the ones currently threatening to stab and murder Johnson -- are possibly of another opinion.)
"Further proved my point of how immature society is. #CarpeDiem," Brown continued.