Miranda Lambert caught a shitstorm after the Grammys, not because she messed up, or lost, or won, but because she dared to tweet something against Chris Brown’s two performances. “Chris Brown twice?,” she wrote. “I don’t get it. He beat on a girl…”

She followed up with another, saying “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.”

Brown’s fans had some not-so-nice things to say to her, and so in response, she decided to dedicate the song she referenced — “Gunpowder and Lead” — to him at a concert. Before performing the song, she held up a sign that said “Take notes Chris Brown,” and told the audience, “Did y’all get a look no? Get a good picture, 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 on a woman is never okay.”

The gist of the song she then sang can be summed up with the following lyrics:

Slapped my face and he shook me like a rag doll
Don’t that sound like a real man
I’m gonna show him what a little girl’s made of
Gun powder and lead

I’m on the fence about the idea of meeting violence with violence in the abstract, and I’m not saying anyone should go out and buy a gun and shoot anyone else, but I will say that I definitely do condone self-defense, and I also condone a million times over the message that Lambert is sending: while the rest of the music world curls up with its tail between its legs and pants at the feet of Chris Brown, she’s not going to be afraid to speak out against the fact that he beat Rihanna.