Chris Brown will guest star on ABC's "Black-ish" on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Brown probably didn't have to study much for the role because he will play a rapper. He follows a list of others who have had guest roles on the popular sitcom.

The series stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross as parents in an upper middle-class African-American family. The show is in its third season that focuses on family situations and social issues such as racism, homosexuality and police brutality. "Black-ish" has received many awards and nominations. For instance, Ross received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress earlier this year.

The show also has received an Emmy and Golden Globe nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series and a Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy.

Chris Brown's role

Chris Brown plays a famous rapper named Richard Youngsta. The family is divided as Anthony Anderson's character, Dre, plans an advertising campaign to promote Youngsta. His wife Tracee Ellis Ross' character, Bow, and Jenifer Lewis' character, Ruby, aren't thrilled about the rapper because his character plays on negative stereotypes.

Brown's guest appearance airs on the same day that he is due in court with ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran. A judge ordered the rapper and the model to appear in court because Brown allegedly threatened to harm her more than once. Brown reportedly punched her, pushed her downstairs and had been overheard saying he would kill her.

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The 27-year-old rapper has denied all claims of abuse, but he did admit to stalking her. The judge had ordered the rapper to stay 100 yards away from Tran. The model is requesting an extension of the restraining order.

Reactions to Brown's appearance

A spokesperson from ABC decided not to comment about Brown's appearance at this time, according to Fox News. ABC is not commenting, but a lot of others are speaking out on social media. Many people think it is inappropriate for Brown to be on a family show because of his involvement in domestic violence cases and other run-ins with the law. There are many negative comments on Twitter as people reminded ABC of Brown's felony assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna back in 2009 that left her bruised and hospitalized.

While there are negative comments about Brown's appearing on "Black-ish," Camika Crawfore, chief communications officer for the National Domestic Hotline, told Fox News that she is hoping Brown’s appearance will promote conversations and awareness about domestic violence.