Mekhi Phifer defends Chris Brown

Mekhi Phifer obviously got the same memo as Kanye West. When asked to comment on his This Christmas co-star Chris Brown, Mekhi went with the same line used by Kanye: “People make mistakes.” E! News reports:

“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,” Phifer told us at this weekend’s World Poker Tournament Invitational at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles.
Phifer says the Grammys eve incident will likely impact the singers’ careers, but no one can predict how much and in what ways. “I think this whole thing will affect him, and I think it will affect her,” he said. “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.”

Hey, we’re all entitled to our opinions, but what I want to know is who’s going to step up and defend Chris Brown wearing a winter hat on a jet ski? Anyone? That’s what I thought.