Grammy-winning artist Chris Brown will grace the December/January edition of XXL but excerpts from the interview have hit the (fan) – we mean – net today. In the article (written by Brown) he reflects on his growth as an artist and an individual:
“I haven’t been as mature and thought out in the past, so, me growing now, it’s showing my progression. I used to use my Twitter account to vent, but now I mostly use it for marketing and promotions. Even if the media asks me something, if it’s cool then it’s, ‘What’s up?’ But if it’s anything that’s too negative, I don’t care to respond.”
Oops. Of course this was written before the much publicized (and rather vulgar) exchange between Brown and comedian Jenny Johnson on Twitter over the weekend – which resulted in the R&B heartthrob to delete his Twitter account.
Brown also touches upon his love life in the article, which has been under the microscope since his 2009 felony conviction for assaulting then girlfriend Rihanna the night before the Grammy Awards.
“One thing people often want me to talk about is my public love life. When it comes to my love life, the perception seems as though I am a player. But that’s not true. Love is something I am still learning. It’s just an obstacle that I haven’t yet mastered. I think that’s my biggest hurdle in life.”
Brown recently surpassed another hurdle.
Today it was decided that no charges would be laid against Brown for allegedly attempting to steal the cell phone of one of his (former) female fans back in February.
IPhone owner Christal Spann told police that Brown had literally reached out of his limo window and snatched her $500 iPhone after she tried to take a photo of him – as he left the Cameo nightclub in Miami with two women.
According to witness accounts, the phone was either snatched by Brown or dropped into his limo before being tossed back out the window. The phone ended up in the possession of Devon Blanche, head of security for rapper Tyga who performed with Brown at Cameo.
Blanche, reported by TMZ, said he was probably worried about any photos of himself with the two women making it online and causing him problems with (ex?) girlfriend Rihanna.
Speaking of Rhi Rhi…she’s being been causing an Instagram storm of late after posting a sexy half-naked underwear-clad photo of herself. The Barbados-born beauty posted the pic of a close-up of a diamond ring on her pinky finger, her hand on her bare hip with the caption, “#dopedealers**t”!
No news on whether or not the pic was meant for her ex, but last night Rihanna posted a pic of her and Brown in a big ‘ol bear hug. The two spent Thanksgiving together in Germany where Rihanna shared an Instagram photo of a shirtless Brown lying in bed.
Article by NM Lorde
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