“I Mean…His Music Still Hot”: Chris Brown Discusses Drake Drama, Tupac And People Testing His Patience On Purpose

March 30, 2013  |  

Source: WENN

Chris Brown has been out and about lately in an effort to promote his upcoming release, X, which will be released in the late summer. However, his lead single, “Fine China” will drop on April 1. While talking about the music, Brown has also been discussing Rihanna and the drama that surrounds his life. He continued to do just that when visiting Big Boy’s Neighborhood today. He opened up about trying to “coexist” in this music industry with arch-nemesis (kidding!) Drake, his love for Tupac, people testing his patience, and how past depression after the infamous domestic violence incident between him and Rihanna in 2009 and the backlash he received for years helped shape him into a better man.

On Drake:

“Oh yeah, people can coexist in the music industry.

It’s more me being real saying what I gotta say. I ain’t out here trying to go at him, I ain’t got ni**as–I aint got people after him. We just chillin’. I have my differences and he has his. His music still hot!”

On whether the female DJ who played “Started From The Bottom” in the club (when he said “F**k Drake!” on the microphone), and other people in general are trying to test his patience:

“I be chillin. I would look like the corniest dude ever if I sat up there and got mad every time I heard his records. He gone hear me, I’m gone hear him…I’m not going to put myself in a situation for anything to mess up my career. Focus on what it is and focus on the music.

It was funny, I think the girl tweeted and said, “OMG, he called me a girl DJ. Yes, I said it’s awesome we have a lady DJ in here. I said that’s amazing. I don’t know how that was sexist or you take offense to that. But it’s always a target or you feel like it’s a target. Also, it’s also me too. It’s the choices I make and it’s also me having to be able not to put myself in those surrounding or in those situations. It’s just a learning process.”

On doing a better job of keeping his relationship with Rihanna out of the public eye:

“It also has a lot to do with how much we’re in the public eye or how accessible we are. Mystery is key. That’s why half the time I don’t get on my Twitter, I don’t even have an Instagram anymore. The mystery is in the music and in the magic. Whatever my talent is I want people to focus on that so I can be able to do my personal stuff without people having to KNOW, know.

His appreciation of Tupac:

“I just identify with a young black male who deals with trials and tribulations but who can express his art through his poetry. I’m passionate so I can identify with that. Everything I do is passionate, I wear my heart on my sleeve…I can identify with how Tupac kind of had that in him.”

On whether dealing with the animosity towards him after the domestic violence episode in 2009:

“I was going through early stages of depression. I prayed on it, I stayed humble and stuck with all the people I grew up with. Went back to being Christopher instead of Chris Brown…it happened when I was 18, so 19 is the year everybody was like ‘We’re not playing his music, we don’t really like him. It’s a no all the time!’ For a 19-year-old young man it’s kind of hard not being able to accept people not liking you when they loved you for whatever. It was kind of hard, even friends not talking to you, friends in the industry talking bad about you, but I think it’s a learning step for me. I wouldn’t even take it back. I wouldn’t change it for  the world. What I went through and what I’m going through now in life is making me a better person.”

Check out both parts of his interview on the next page! 

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  • WOW!!

    He picked that language up on the road hanging in the clubs attempting to sound cool……nah mean lol.

  • minerva

    knowing the problem is half the battle; now he needs to step up his game
    and CUT THE B.S. OUT !!
    “young, dumb and full of c*m” only goes so far !!

  • Akiko

    “I’m not going to put myself in a situation for anything to mess up my career.”

    Did he say this really?

  • AnonyChick

    Call me crazy, but I am rooting for him. He has a lot of growing up to do and unfortunately, he’s growing up in the public eye.

  • IllyPhilly

    Damn they pump out albums like they’re suppose to do singles.

  • kickash

    how come sometimes he seems so nice and then other times he seems like he’s out of his mind? And this is aside from the abuse thing w/ Rihanna. Just, other things that has happened w/ him. I think he really does care for Rihanna but damn you don’t know what to expect from him sometimes.

    • WOW!!

      Weed! or a lack there of!

  • Kenedy

    “I be..doing this…I be…doing that….His music still hot”….Lord, the english

    • sabrina

      LMFAOOOOOOOOO I was thinking the same dang thing!!!!! hahahaha

    • Nikki

      It’s all an act! Chris knows how to speak proper English. Tappahannock is NOT the hood.

      • Akiko

        No he doesn’t. One doesn’t have to be from the ‘hood’ to not know how to speak properly.

      • Plain Jane

        It ‘sho ain’t’ ! (excuse the ebonics) Tappahannock is a nice little town in Virginia. My aunt lives in close proximity of that town chilee, I mean it’s still country but they’re still well-spoken. He did not sound like that when he first came on the scene, why go stupid and sound ‘unedumacated’ now? But on the bright side (no pun intended), he sounds matured so two snaps for you booboo. But that english… gotta go!! *in my Raven Baxter’s voice*

    • nick

      My gosh I was thinking the same. “Can someone teach this fool how to speak during an interview.” Smdh @ him sounding like he needs to go back to junior high.

  • I’m tired of taking up for Chris and then he turns around and does something even crazier that has everyone like “Why?”! He needs to get it together or forget it forever, because people are always going to try you, ESPECIALLY if they know they can get a rise out of you! That’s life, young man! Now act your age instead of -10, because the ranting is beginning to get played out!