According to Gennaro Castaldo, the head of press & PR for HMV, the labels were quickly removed from the merchandise.
"Someone went into one of our stores and put the stickers on," Castaldo told The Huffington Post in a statement. "We spotted and removed them quickly but before we could do so the person circulated a photo to media."
This is not the first time that Brown (and his new album) has come under fire.
Regardless of whether Chris Brown has any musical talent (he doesn't) or whether this album is any good (it isn't), the man recently brutally assaulted a woman, and is still regularly invited back to award shows and worshipped by 'Breezy' fans worldwide. Which is, frankly, disgusting. And for those of you out there saying you need to separate the music and the man: screw you, don't encourage his actions. Final words: don't buy this album.
With all this negative backlash in the air, Brown is reportedly attempting to clean up his image. According to MTV, the singer visited domestic abuse victims at a charity festival in Los Angeles this week.
"It's in my heart to show my fans, my friends and family and the families at Jenesse [a domestic violence intervention program in L.A.] who stood by me they were right to give me another chance. I'm working hard to make them proud," he said.