Chris Brown Says He Was Never Violent With Girlfriends Other Than Rihanna
In a recent and lengthy but very revealing interview with The Guardian, Chris Brown spoke candidly about his album, not having a violent history in his past relationships, anger management classes being sexist, Drake and Frank Ocean using him to help their music, his infamous neck tattoo, and more.
The shady Guardian interviewer described a teenageBreezy as the former “crown prince of American R&B, with a pop princess girlfriend, Rihanna, on his arm,” and emphasizes how “the news that he’d attacked her and been arrested sent the country into a degree of shock.” Check out excerpts from the interview below.
On the judge adding 1,000 additional community service hours instead of jail time as a “compromise” after he was accused of cheating on his time reported:
“But that’s not a compromise! Community service, that sh*t is a b**ch. I’ll be honest – and you can quote me on that – that is a m*therf**ker there. For me, I think it’s more of a power trip for the DA. I can speak freely now, because I don’t really care what they say about it, but as far as, like, the 1,000 extra hours they gave me, that’s totally fricking bananas.”
On whether or not he thought the court ruling seemed “vindictive:”
“Oh, absolutely. They want me to be the example. Young black kids don’t have the fairer chances. You can see Lindsay Lohan in and out of court every day, you see Charlie Sheen, whoever else, do what they want to do. There hasn’t been any incident that I started since I got on probation, even with the Frank Ocean fight, the Drake situation, all those were defence modes.
It’s just that people know if they push a button, it’ll make more news than their music. Attaching themselves to me, good or bad, will benefit them.”
On his anger management class (after saying it did help him to learn to keep his temper):
“I think the actual class I went to was a little bit sexist. It was beneficial because it made me cater more to a woman’s thoughts and a woman’s needs, and how to handle situations. But the class itself, no disrespect to the class, but the class itself only tells you ‘you’re wrong, you’re wrong, you’re wrong.'”
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Chris also speaks on not having a violent history in his past relationships and goes an f-bomb laced mini rant after giving an annoyed but revealing answer during the interview when asked about his neck tattoo that was rumored to be of Rihanna’s battered face. Hit the flip to hear what else he had to say:
On how he views his altercation with Rihanna:
“Probably the biggest wake-up call for me. I had to stop acting like a little teenager, a crazy, wild young guy.”
On if that’s how he’d describe himself at the time he attacked Rihanna:
“No, not at all. Cause you can talk with all my girls that I did mess with before, and it’s never been a violent history. But at the same time, I learned from it, and it was almost like… I wouldn’t say it happened for a reason, but it was something to trigger my mind to be more of a mature adult. To handle myself in situations, don’t throw tantrums, don’t be a baby about it.”
On the paparazzi and media making up stories to make him seem constantly angry:
“We can be in the studio and they can be outside and run a story right now to say ‘Chris Brown just beat up three old women back there, and stabbed the parking guy.’ No footage, no evidence, but I’d be in trouble.
People think I just walk around as the aggressor, this mad black guy, this angry, young, troubled kid, but I’m not. I’m more and more laid-back.”
On whether or not he initially thought his neck tattoo would cause so much fuss:
“I really don’t care. A tattoo’s a tattoo; it’s my body, my skin.”
Chris then gets annoyed when the interviewer continues to ask about why he got the tattoo:
“I think you misinterpret what nature that is. You think the tattoo is Rihanna’s face, but it’s not. I’ve just cleared this up, this is not Rihanna’s face. I just got a tat. Like I say, a tat is on my body, so it’s personal. I liked how it looked, so I thought I’d get it done. It’s all good.”
“My favourite line is, ‘F**k you.’ I like giving the world a big f**k you. Every tattoo I have is a big f**k you. So it’s just, like, this is just me, and I’m the guy who’s going to be just the same guy at all times.”
This sounds like it was one intense sit-down! Flip to the final page to hear Breezy talk about his album, not wanting to feel like the “fungus” of society, what his 2 main ambitions are at present, losing his virginity at 8 years old, women having no complaints about his sex skills, and more.
On his album
“So this album, creative-wise, is just musically sound, diverse, a lot of different genres attached themselves to the song, like, different fans. It doesn’t have to be necessarily a song for one race, it’s mostly for everybody. Just when you take those journeys through the X album, I mean, you start looking at certain songs, you’d be like, ‘Oh, I get that, I can relate to this song’ or, ‘Oh, I like this song. This sounds good.’ With this album I think it can just identify with any age group, with any race, with any culture.”
On his musical success being misconstrued because of downloading replacing album-buying:
“You can blame it on downloads, but the numbers are what they are. After this, maybe I’ll release a single every few months, or release a song; you’re still going to hear my music and videos.” His single sales still run into millions, he says, adding crossly, “But people won’t bring that up because of the album sales.”
On his ambitions:
“I don’t want to be rich, I want to be wealthy. There’s a difference, you know? I’m rich, but I’m not in the $200m mark.” The other is “to sell ground-breaking numbers on an album. Just to be able to have that moment to say, I did it. So as like, I have a stamp. I would really like to mean something to the world, instead of me just being this fungus. Like the decay of society. I don’t want to be the decay of society, I’d like to be the uplifting part.”
Breezy really said a mouthful with this interview, and these excerpts were just the tip of the iceberg.
To read the entire (slightly shady) interview where Chris dishes on losing his virginity, his childhood, other people feeling “uncomfortable” around his true friends, his goon squad keeping the thirsty paparazzi at bay, keeping his girlfriends satisfied, comparing himself to Prince and much more, click HERE.