It seems Chris Brown can’t stop talking just a year after swearing off media interviews. The “Fine China” crooner recently sat down for an interview with The Guardian that read more like a therapy session as he talked candidly about small town life. The Tappahanock, VA native says that although losing his virginity at eight years old (!) sounds extreme, it was normal in his town where hanging with the big boys and watching porn was normal for a pre-pubescent kid.
“It’s different in the country. By that point, we were already kind of like hot to trot, you know what I’m saying? Like, girls, we weren’t afraid to talk to them; I wasn’t afraid. So, at eight, being able to do it, it kind of preps you for the long run, so you can be a beast at it. You can be the best at it…Prince was, like, the guy. I’m just that, today. But most women won’t have any complaints if they’ve been with me. They can’t really complain. It’s all good.”
Surprisingly, the troubled star has no regrets about his life pre-fame which he feels was preparation for dealing with “wolves” in the industry. Today, it’s the naysayers that drive him musically and sometimes fuel his anger; specifically that which surrounds his legal troubles.
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“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,” he says of his most recent conviction. “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. 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.”
Today, it seems Chris trying harder than ever to shift the attention toward his music, which he hopes will make him “wealthy” and not “rich.” And as defiant as he may seem, it appears being accepted is still important.
“…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.” Hang on a minute: fungus? “Yeah, like the decay of society. I don’t want to be the decay of society, I’d like to be the uplifting part.”