Say What?! Recent Chris Brown Interview Discusses Him Losing His Virginity At 8 & Whether or Not He’s Self-Destructive
Two words: Stop talking. A recent Chris Brown interview with UK paper The Guardian was posted to their site on Friday and focused on mostly on his life and just a little about his new album, X. The writer, Decca Aitkenhead, didn’t seem anymore into him than he was into her and while reading, you clearly get that impression.
Nonetheless, she asked some questions that have eyebrows raising just a little bit. Now, we’re just going to give you a few clips but please feel free to read it in its entirety:
Chris talks about losing his virginity at EIGHT years old to a teenaged girl and how they’ve helped his current “skills”:
“It’s different in the country. 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.” (…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.”)
When Aitkenhead asked if he ever wishes he’d grown up in private, his response was quite odd:
“Honestly, where I’m from, probably not. I think me being able to travel from the small town I was from, me already having a good IQ, and you know being intelligent, and regular stuff, I just had to learn more and more of the street life, you know, how to maneuver around a room full of wolves.”
I read it a few times and still am not clear on what that means as it relates to the question.
He describes his abuse towards Rihanna as a wake-up call and a sign that he could no longer act like a wild and crazy, wild young guy. But when Aitkenhead asked if that’s how he felt at the time, he said “no” and followed that with:
“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.”
There’s obviously a lot to take in here and to be honest, the writer of The Guardian article does sound a bit one-sided when she’s not quoting him.
We know how Chris is so if he reads this and hates it, we’ll likely get his side of the story. Or at the very least, we’ll get a rant about how much he hates doing interviews because everyone changes his words.