Last updated at 3:36 AM on 18th February 2012
With songs about burning down a cheating boyfriend’s house and women planning to shoot her abusive husband, it would perhaps take a brave soul to mess with Miranda Lambert.
That said, country music’s resident tough girl is coming after Chris Brown for a second time – and she hopes he receives her message.
The 28-year-old wasn’t shy in the slightest about holding up a fan-made sign during her concert at UMass Amherst last night that read ‘Take Notes Chris Brown’.
The Southern blonde held up the sign high and told her fans: ‘Get a good picture now, put it on Twitter.
‘I’ve been in a world of hurt with Chris Brown fans lately…but, see, I just have to speak my mind because where I come from, beating up a woman is never OK’.
She then sang her 2008 single Gunpowder and Lead, about a woman who plans on shooting her abusive ex-husband after his release from jail.
For his part, the 22-year-old singer doesn’t seem to care. He tweeted earlier today: ‘Let them be mad!!! We make music. Don’t like it, don’t listen!
‘Turn up the music remix is coming too! Guess who’s on it?’
He’s hinting not so subtly that ex-girlfriend Rihanna might appear on the track.
But several fans are unhappy due to his arrest on Grammy night three years ago for assaulting the Bajan beauty.
His arrest and conviction is the reason why Lambert has waged a verbal war against the R&B singer.
She doesn’t believe he should be rewarded for his behaviour, as he not only made his comeback at the Grammys earlier this month, but also won an accolade for Best R&B album.
Fury: Miranda Lambert has taken to Twitter to blast Chris Brown after his appearance at the Grammys
While his superstar ex, 23, also performed and seemed unfazed by the presence of her former flame, Chris’s presence was unacceptable for some of the other celebrity attendees.
Blake Shelton’s other half was especially candid in her blasting of the star, as she took to Twitter to fume about his appearance at the bash, also sniping at the length of Nicki Minaj’s performance.
She wrote: ‘How dang long did they give Nicki Minaj to do whatever that was? Strange. And Chris Brown twice? I don’t get it. He beat on a girl…’
Comeback: Chris Brown returned to the Grammys after he was arrested for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009
She went on to post: ‘Not cool that we act like that didn’t happen. He needs to listen to Gunpowder and lead and be put back in his place. Not at the Grammys.’
The singer, 28, who is married to fellow country star Blake Shelton, was referring to one of her hits songs.
Gunpowder and Lead, which was released in 2007, conveys the story of a woman who prepares to kill her abusive husband when he is released from jail.
Miranda sings the lyrics: ‘He slap my face and he shook me like a rag doll, don’t that sound like a real man.
‘I’m going to show him what a little girl’s made of – gunpowder and lead.’
And the country crooner was not alone in thinking Chris should not have been invited to the ceremony as a host of other celebrities spoke of their fury over Twitter.
Songstress Michelle Branch wrote: ‘Trying not to go off on a rant but…Chris Brown…*bites tongue* have we forgiven him? #Grammys’
Bad move?: Some celebrities slammed Chris Brown after he performed twice at the awards ceremony
Sharing in her view was The View host Sherri Shepherd, who also seemed to be repressing her anger and wrote: ‘Looks like all is forgiven w Chris Brown. That’s all I’ll say.’
Meanwhile Modern Family actor Eric Stonestreet quipped: ‘Are Chris brown’s mom and dad CBS and Grammy Brown?’
Chris performed his new single Turn Up The Muisc along with his collaborative effort with Benny Bennassi, Beautiful People.
Victim: Chris was arrested for assaulting Rihanna and a restraining order was lifted last year
He then took to the stage again to perform I Can Only Imagine alongside David Guetta.
Meanwhile Rihanna sang her hit record We Found Love, before taking the stage to duet with Coldplay’s Chris Brown.
Chris has shied away from the Grammys since the domestic violence incident against Rihanna in 2009, which happened on the eve of the awards ceremony.
Putting the past behind her: Rihanna seemed unfazed by the presence of her former flame as she also performed at the ceremony
The pair were both due to perform at the bash the following day and were forced to pull out of their respective appearances.
A judge eased a restraining order last February after an attorney for Rihanna said she didn’t object to removing the stay-away provisions.
The former order required Brown to stay 50 yards away from 23-year-old Rihanna, but the restriction was reduced to 10 yards if they were at a music industry event.
In the audience: Miranda Lambert and her husband Blake Shelton (R) were sat next to an ornately dressed Lady Gaga