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Earlier this week, Chris Brown expressed that while he may be willing to settle down with girlfriend Karrueche Tran someday, he doesn’t see himself taking the plunge in the near future. He did, however, say that he’s open to having children with her.
“I’m too young for that. I can deal with babies. That’s different. I don’t follow the certain formula…I’m cool having a baby. The marriage thing? I’m not cool with giving you half of what I earned all my life,” he said.
Bizarrely, engagement rumors about the couple resurfaced after that interview. But Tran quickly put an end to the speculation.
“Everyone is like, ‘Are you engaged?’ And I’m like no!” she told Hip Hollywood.
The aspiring actress seemed to clam up a bit when asked if she’d be open to marrying and having children with her on-again, off-again boyfriend though.
“Yeah, I mean you know we’re crazy—no I don’t feel bad [about it] because we’re just us and it’s life. Eventually…down the line, if things go right and he acts right…yeah. I care about him. I love him. Why not?”
Considering their rocky past, we can’t blame her for being apprehensive about marrying the troubled star. Hopefully, and this is a big hope, they can find a way to work out their issues before making such huge commitments.
From The Grio
Chris Brown tweeted Tuesday that he’s been denied entry into Canada and that his concerts in Montreal and Toronto have been canceled.The Grammy-winning R&B singer was scheduled to perform at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Tuesday and the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Wednesday night.
Brown said in a tweet the “good people of the Canadian government wouldn’t allow me entry. I’ll be back this summer and will hopefully see all my Canadian fans!”
Brown was jailed for nearly three months last year for violating his probation by getting into an altercation outside a Washington hotel the previous year. He was on probation after he attacked pop singer Rihanna, his then-girlfriend, before the 2009 Grammy Awards.
Read more about Chris Brown’s tour issues at TheGrio.com
Chris Brown Talks Awkward Domestic Violence PSA At The Grammys, And Why He’s Ready To Impregnate, But Not Marry Karrueche
Anytime Chris Brown sits down for an interview, you can be sure that he’s going to say something very interesting or very crazy. I’ll let you decide which statements are what after you check out what he had to say on The Breakfast Club today. The singer, there to promote his tour with with Trey Songz and the Fan of a Fan album with Tyga, talked about why he falls out with Karrueche publicly, why he went in on Tamar Braxton and Adrienne Bailon, and people continuously bringing up his past. He definitely had a lot to say. Check it out.
If His Social Media Rants Get Him Into Trouble With The Judge Presiding Over His Probation
I wouldn’t talk about the judge because I’m not off probation all the way. So I would say that I don’t think it would make a difference. I think even if I was at church every day, it would be something to talk about. I think how media has kind of–not to say targeted me because I’m not here to be like “Woe is me,” that’s bullshit. But I feel like the only thing that’s highlighted in my career over the last five years is my negativity. Only thing I can do is put my positive music out and do what I do and be great at that. That’s the only thing that has been successful is the music. People can’t deny an undeniable hit.
The Percentage Of Blame He Would Put On Himself And The Media For His Image
It’s 50/50. I’m not going to sit there and say I’m a saint. But I definitely say that a lot of the choices I made in the past reflect now. So now, I don’t have the benefit of the doubt. “Oh, Chris didn’t do it.” People be like, “No, he did it!” It’s because of my past decisions.
Why Chris & Karrueche Always Fall Out Publicly
A lot of the times, I’m impulsive. I don’t have no filter. Whether it’s a relationship issue, whether it’s her or me, we don’t know how to communicate sometimes, to be able to be like, let’s talk about this before we say some sh*t and then we’re back together next week. Then you give everybody else the option to depict our relationship and set their own basis for how we live our life. It’s better for growth and maturity when you communicate and talk through a relationship and understand each other. I’d rather do that and not make my stuff as public because it’s not anybody’s opinion! And people’s lives is sh*t so they can’t comment on mine anyway.
Agreeing With Kanye Saying That Karrueche Probably Couldn’t Do Better Than Brown, And Bringing Up Rihanna
I feel what he meant by it. I’m not saying that as an arrogant statement…there’s nowhere else to go. Even with ol’ girl. The first one. Who else she gon’ go to? That’s nice, [Leonardo DiCaprio] is a good choice, but who else in this game she gon’ go to? Some corny singing rapper? You know what I’m saying? What she do now, I got respect for her and whatever her choice is, but at the time, not to toot my own horn, but who’s hotter than me?
Where Things Stand With Rihanna Now
We’re cordial. I respect her space. She respects mine. Too much talking leads to “Hey, what you doing? What’s up? What’s up? We gon’ hang out?” It just complicates things.
On People Bringing Up His Abusive Past
It’s not even about, “Oh, he doesn’t show any remorse.” How much remorse am I going to show? It’s been damn near almost 10 years. I just feel like, if you not going to get over it, you’re never going to get over it.
Why He Lashed Out At Tamar And Adrienne Bailon
Mine is a roast. If you want to say something about me, let me just joke. But I don’t say the stuff that’s like, “Okay, yeah, he got her.” I say the stuff that’s going to hurt and feel like someone took a dagger to your veins. I’m getting smart now because I’m realizing that when people are in panic mode and they need to sell something or they need to get ratings, it’s “Let’s poke at Chris Brown because he’ll bite on it. He’ll say something and we’ll get a reaction out of him because guess what? It’s going to bring our ratings through the roof because he’s going to go all the way and then he’s going to look like the bad guy and we’re going to win.” I’m starting to realize it. It’s still fun to me because I like to entertain.
On The Domestic Violence PSA At The Grammys
I left before that came on. I didn’t even know until I looked at my Instagram and Twitter. My thing is, that’s great. If you’re going to focus on that, that’s great. But also talk about Mike Brown. Talk about all these injustices going on as far as politically, and all the things that’s wrong with our country. Don’t use the music to just talk about domestic violence, because ya’ll don’t talk about it on nothin’ else…Then you got other people in the crowd that are artists, I don’t know half these people because I don’t listen to their music, but I saw little tweets like, “Well then you shouldn’t have let Chris Brown come to the awards.” To me, that’s a slap in my face, because that has nothing to do with you. If you are in a totally different lane and you’re doing whatever you’re doing, your opinion shouldn’t be that valid. You should worry about what the hell you’re doing. Old Chris Brown would have come over and smacked you in your mouth, but the new one is like, “Cool, tell me how to get into them pearly gates since you’re perfect. I need to know how to get on that VIP list because I want to get there too.”
If He’s Ready To Settle Down With Karrueche
I’m too young for that. I can deal with babies. That’s different. I don’t follow the certain formula…I’m cool having a baby. The marriage thing? I’m not cool with giving you half of what I earned all my life. Prenups, all that, that’s cool. But in our generation, marriage has been distorted to our generation of people because it hasn’t worked. The older generation, it worked…as our culture, generations from being teenagers to now, it’s all about the turn up. I’m not promoting the turn up, but that’s what our mentality is. So it’s all about what’s hot at the time. Those values aren’t instilled in us right now. We don’t have leaders to instill that. I’m particularly not going to be that leader because I’m going to turn up with you [laughs]. As I progress and find out who I am more, when I’m more in my 30s, then maybe.
What He Thinks Of People Saying He Could Have Been The Next MJ, But Blew It
The funny thing is, I am on that level. I’m not saying I am Beyoncé and Michael Jackson. If you know you’re great, you know you’re great. When people say, “He’s supposed to be that,” it’s because they know I am that.
I can’t look back and say, “I wish I could have done it this way,” because I’ll be mad at my life because I didn’t get it to the fullest potential. All I can do now is say, “You know what, I’m just going to to kill everything I do.”
Chris Brown, the fine artist? Yes, now that the singer has sold some of his paintings, Brown can officially call himself a fine artist as well.
Brown’s painted works, done in collaboration with street artist KAI, were sold on-site during Fine Art Auctions Miami’s Urban Art Week alongside well-established contemporary painters KAWS, Shepard Fairey and Keith Haring.
In all, the Brown and KAI created seven works together as well as painted on a vintage Porsche. Brown paints under the pseudonym Konfuzed.
Two of Brown’s paintings went for $25,000 each, and a third went for nearly $12,000. So in all, art collectors spent more than $60,000 on Brown’s art. Brown donated half of the proceeds to charity, according to Page Six.
Brown has been into graffiti art for a while now, with this story published on The Daily Mail back in November, highlighting some of his Andy Warhol appearances from a Miami event. Maybe this is a positive outlet for him? Check out some of his work here. And below, we’ve got a few photos from his Instagram page showcasing his art and various installations.
When u do something great or positive people will judge, criticize, and want u to fall flat on your face. Don't let that shit stop you from taking on the world with an open imagination. It just means that u view your self and the world clearly. Your path is already written. The simple minded are the victims becuz they have to deal with the monster within themselves and that's more frightening than anything else. I don't have to try to be a legend. I ALREADY AM ONE. #challengeyourselftochallengeyourself
Kanye’s “Breakfast Club” interview last week left us with plenty to think and talk about—including his sister-in-law Kylie Jenner’s relationship with Tyga. As you may recall, when asked about the pair’s significant age gap, the rapper praised Tyga for putting in his bid “early.” Shortly after Kanye’s interview, Tyga and Chris Brown stopped by Hot 97’s “Ebro in the Morning,” where he addressed Yeezy’s comments.
Tyga on his relationship with Kylie Jenner:
“She’s just a beautiful person and I love being around her. It’s my decision to continue to be around her and have her involved in my life. I don’t think that it’s the world’s decision to dictate that.”
Chris on Tyga’s relationship with Kylie:
“It’s very difficult for people, especially two attractive people, to not be put together. When you hang with somebody and you vibe with them, it’s always very hard for someone to say, ‘Okay, they’re not messing around.’ Some people don’t have to initiate that to be cool with somebody. Let’s take me and Karrueche for instance, me and her were homies for a good 3, 4 months before I was just like, ‘Hey, what’s up?’ I hang around them [Tyga and Kylie]. We chill, we kick it or whatever, but it’s just energy. Just like if I would have 15 girls in the studio. My girl knows that. My girl knows it’s 15 girls in the studio. Am I boning the 15 girls? Nah. But they’re giving me inspiration as far as writing and getting the vibe.”
Tyga on the Kardashians’ initial reaction to his “friendship” with Kylie:
“We always hung out, whether I was in a relationship or not. They knew I had a kid and King would go play with North. It wasn’t nothing new. It’s just like, it is what it is. Life is about being happy and keeping yourself surrounded by people who bring that good energy. Her family knows that and my team knows that.”
During their visit to the radio station, Tyga further discussed his “situationship” with Kylie and Amber Rose weighing in on their situation during a behind-the-scenes interview.
Tyga on his Instagram post about Kylie:
“I do stuff like that for myself. I speak what I feel in my heart, and if I want to express that, I will express that at that time. If I want to express that later in life, then I will do it later.”
Tyga on Kanye saying he [Tyga] and Kylie are in love:
“If I love her, and I love her as a person, ain’t nobody else got to deal with that. That’s real. The more your friendship grows, it keeps growing. It’s all about a friendship.”
Tyga on if Amber Rose was sticking up for Blacc Chyna:
“Maybe that’s true. They are good friends, and she’s entitled to her opinions, just like I’m entitled to my opinions in my life. If it’s my decision to hang around and be with Kylie or be around her, then it’s my decision. I wouldn’t say anything disrespectful to her because I have respect for Wiz and I don’t want anyone to come up here and disrespect my babymother.”
Trouble seems to find Chris Brown and Grammy season is no exception. TMZ reports that the LAPD received an anonymous tip saying that Chris Brown’s passenger was carrying a gun the other night. Brown was partying at the time at TI’s pre-Grammy party at Hollywood’s Sayer nightclub. The cops we able to find the friend, detain Chris and search the vehicle in which they found zilch…zero…nothing…nada.
We hope Chris is being careful since him and Grammy season never quite agree. In 2009 when he was scheduled to hit the LA Staples Center stage and perform “Forever” he was being detained and questioned for his infamous assault on Rihanna. Last year while performing at 1OAK for a VMA party, Suge Knight was shot 6 times. And just last month 6 people were shot at a concert he was performing at in San Jose. I don’t know Chris, maybe you should just sit this year out and make it a Netflix night.
The good news is that Chris just completed his community service hours and can now make that “Between The Sheets” tour with Trey Songz happen this summer. We hope Chris can stay on his best behavior and prove the naysayers wrong. In the meantime, TMZ has the vid of the cop’s searching Chris’s Lamborghini and questioning his friend:
Just one month after Karrueche Tran declared how done she is with boyfriend Chris Brown, the “Loyal” singer announced the world premiere of his new music video, “Autumn Leaves,” which stars none other than Tran.
In the song, which features Kendrick Lamar, Brown sings about fighting for a relationship after his lover has given up and decided that she wants out. In the video, the troubled star is dressed as a battle-worn Samurai warrior and follows Tran around. In the end, the two reunite, which is what will more than likely happen in real life as well, given their track record.
The video serves as no indicator of the current status of their relationship, which formally ended last December, as it was filmed last year in Hawaii. However, since their split, the two were spotted on multiple occasions partying together—not to mention that they exchanged smooches on New Year’s Eve.
“Check out @chrisbrownofficial’s new video ‘Autumn Leaves’ guest starring yours truly. Enjoy! It’s wonderful,” Tran informed fans on Instagram.
Check out the video below. Are you feeling it?
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The age of the great singer has pretty much come and gone, but there are some very talented musicians who have managed to get better with time. On the flipside, there are also singers who started out with great voices, only to have them wane over time (blame it on age, hard living, etc.). Here are 10 examples on both sides of singers whose voices have improved greatly over the years, and a few who have lost their mojo for a variety of reasons.
Worse: Alicia Keys
A. Keys was never out here singing like Anita Baker, but as she got older and started writing and arranging more and more songs that pushed her voice past a limit she is really capable of (Yes, I’m talking about “Girl on Fire”), the change in her voice became more noticeable. These days, the talented writer and pianist does a lot more screaming than singing:
“Nothing Can Stop What God Has Planned”: Chris Brown Reacts After Having His Probation Revoked, Could Face Jail Time Again
Despite looking as though he would finally get on the right track and get off of probation, Chris Brown might be back in trouble after all.
According to the AP, a judge revoked the singer’s probation from the Rihanna case on Thursday because he reportedly traveled without approval for a show, and didn’t finish his community service requirements. Brown is catching somewhat of a break for now though, because they will allow him to remain free until he has to attend another hearing on March 20. On that date, another update will be given to Judge James R. Brandlin of LA Superior Court by probation officials, and if things aren’t up to par with his expectations, Brown could go back to jail.
This decision is based on the fact that even though Brown was allegedly told that he could not leave LA County without permission, he traveled to San Jose on Jan. 11 to perform. Clearly that show wasn’t worth it because not only did it get him in trouble, but that same show was the one where five people were shot as he performed “Loyal” on stage. There is no indication that Brown was involved in that shooting, however, probation officials are looking into it either way to be sure. But in Brown’s defense, his attorney, Mark Geragos, said that Brown was incorrectly told that he didn’t need an okay to go to San Jose for the performance.
In the end, the judge actually accepted Geragos’ explanation, but in order to have control of this situation, and due to the fact that Brown didn’t finish the last 200 hours of his 1,000 community service hours, Judge Brandlin revoked the singer’s probation anyway.
According to the AP, Brown attended court with Karrueche Tran and his mother, and afterwards, he shared this on Twitter:
Brown has had his probation from the Rihanna case revoked before, but only briefly after an alleged hit-and-run case that was eventually dismissed. Considering that the judge felt that Brown made a lot of headway with his community service (even though he didn’t finish all of it), hopefully Brown will continue to make progress and get to avoid going back to the slammer. One can only hope…