Oh, the magic of numerology.
“I kinda made it numerical. It’s actually the Roman numeral for 10,” he explained in a recent interview with MTV news.
He described 10 to be significant to him for many reasons. “It symbolizes 10 years of me being an artist,” Brown said. “I started when I was 14. X also means my birthday: 5/5/89. Five and five is 10; eight, nine, 10, so X.”
Breezy dropped the first single from the LP, “Fine China” and is also premiering its video this week (clearly channeling his biggest idol, Michael Jackson, in both).
Brown will be turning 24 in May and explained, “Another quick one is 24. It’s [X] the 24th letter in the alphabet, and I’ll be 24 when X comes out. That’s kind of it in a nutshell.”
There you have it, numerology simplified. —Shannon Powell