It’s been over 5 years (I think) since the domestic violence altercation between Chris Brown and Rihanna happened, unfortunately still to this day some media outlets continues to bring up that situation every chance they get.
During a recent interview with The Guardian, R&B singer Chris Brown was asked some tough questions about his troubled past with Rihanna. They also asked about the D.A’s accusing him of lying about completing his community service recently.
The interview could have easily ended in a negative way however Breezy kept his cool and answered the questions as they were being thrown at him. He even let his guard down and opened up about his personal life. He talked about loosing his virginity at 9 years old as well as admitted that the Rihanna altercation was a wakeup call for him.
Check out a few highlights from the interview below:
On loosing his virginity:
“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.”)
On who inspired him in the past:
“I drew a lot of inspiration from the Ginuwines, the Ushers, the Michael Jacksons, the James Browns, Sam Cooke. I was never afraid to take those steps or cross those boundaries of trying to be equal to those guys. I never doubted myself, and I thought if I’m going to do it, I’ve just got to work hard.”
On the D.A claiming that he lied about his community service:
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. 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.”
On his altercation with Rihanna:
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. “The Rihanna incident” was “probably the biggest wake-up call for me. 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 the paparazzi:
“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.”
On keeping his homies around him at all times:
“They were there when nobody else was there, when I was at my lowest. The people that really cared, that’s who I hold dearest. And I root for the underdog, so I’m around the guys that… well, my friends aren’t the guys that society would label perfect. People kind of, like, look nervous when I’m going to walk in with all my friends. And I’m not even a rapper, I’m a singer,” he points out proudly. I ask if he likes knowing that people feel nervous. “No, it’s just what generally attracts me to my friends. I’m not going to stop being your friend because somebody doesn’t approve of it. That would be, like, almost being phoney to myself.”
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