After hitting the stage at the iHeart Radio Music Festival stage back in September and squashing his beef with rapper Drake, 24-year-old Chris Brown is still proving himself to the world that he’s a changed man while promoting is upcoming album, “X.”
The “Love More” singer recently sat down with The Guardian for an in-dept interview and touched on his 2009 domestic abuse incident with ex-girlfriend Rihanna, which he says was “the biggest wake up call of my life.” He also revealed that he lost his virginity at 8-years-old during the eye-opening interview.
Here’s what the r&b singer had to say:
On the Rihanna incident:
“I had to stop acting like a little teenager, a crazy, wild young guy.” But when I ask if that’s how he thinks of himself when he looks back at that time, he snaps back, “No, not at all” as if the description had been mine and not his. “Cos you can talk with all my girls that I did mess with before, and it’s never been a violent history.” Then he switches again: “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 his conviction after the Rhianna incident:
That was probably, like, one of the most troubling times in my life, because I was 18 or 19, so being able to feel the hatred from more adult people, you don’t understand it at the time, because you made a mistake.” But he knew one thing: “I’m going to come back, I know the music that I’m doing, how hard I work, is not just for nothing.” He found himself writing seven or eight songs a night, “just out of pure… I wouldn’t say heartbreak, but just pure ambition. To prove people wrong. So from there it wasn’t really a problem. I just focused on what was necessary, abiding by all the stuff I had to do legally and professionally.”
On lashing out at the D.A. & feeling unfairly picked on:
“Community service, that shit is a bitch. I’ll be honest – and you can quote me on that – that is a motherfucker 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 losing his virginity at 8 to a 15-year-old girl:
“Yeah, really. Uh-huh.” He grins and chuckles. “It’s different in the country.” Brown grew up with a great gang of boy cousins, and they watched so much porn that he was raring to go. “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.”
(Now 24, he doesn’t want to say how many women he’s slept with: “But you know how Prince had a lot of girls back in the day? 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.”)
Be sure to read more of the new Nylon Mexico cover guy’s interview HERE. Plus, Breezy’s new album “X” hit stores on November 19th.
Listen to Breezy’s new explicit “I Luv This Sh*t Remix” track featuring Trey Songz and August Alsina below: