Chris Brown rarely goes into detail about his personal issues unless there’s a timeline involved but in a revealing, new interview with JET magazine, the “Don’t Think They Know” singer unloaded about his anger management issues, the ongoing love triangle with Rihanna and Karrueche Tran, and relating to Trayvon Martin. He also vents about why the media gives Jay Z “a pass.” Peep the excerpts below.
On the media:
“The media is full of yellow journalism. A lot of things I say, they will flip it. Instead of them getting off on all the positive stuff that I do, they will bring out the negative and draw out that story.”
On Jay Z:
“No disrespect, because I’m a fan, but nobody brings up the fact that [Jay Z] stabbed somebody and sold drugs. He gets a pass.”
On Trayvon Martin
“I identify with Trayvon 100 percent as far as living in 2013 and still dealing with blatant racism. This generation is so used to racism that it’s normal; we don’t care. We aren’t on drugs or catching AIDS, but they still look at us as ni**as.”
On anger issues:
“You have to go through the struggle before you can get to the good part. I don’t try to lash out at people, or be as mad or impulsive as I used to be. I got to the point where it’s only so much you can take from the master, you feel me? I’ve taken my fair share of lashings.”
On his relationships with Karrueche Tran and Rihanna:
“Relationships are the most difficult part. That’s why I was honest with those two girls and I put out that video. My ex and I broke up because of the “situation” and she had moved on. I fell in love with another girl. Then my ex came back, so it was like, ‘What is a man to do?’ I told them both the truth. I didn’t do the sucker role.”
Read the full interview when the issue hits stands Monday, Sept. 23.