Chris Brown

As fears over an Ebola outbreak spreads across the nation, singer Chris Brown has a theory as to why. He points to a possible population control plot.

Taking a page out of the conspiracy theory handbook, Brown took to Twitter on Monday (Oct. 13), alluding to the spread of the disease being a plot against the people. “I don’t know … But I think this Ebola epidemic is a form of population control. Shit is getting crazy bruh,” he tweeted.

After getting a slew of backlash over the comment, Brown back peddled, adding: “Let me shut my black ass up!”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 4,000 people have died during the current West African Ebola outbreak.