Chris Brown ain’t never scared. Not of the press, not of the haters, and especially not of the powers of Jay Z.
After landing the cover of NYLON Guys Mexico, Chris is back in the print game again, this month gracing the cover of JET Magazine. The magazine’s bind may be small in size, but the featured interview with the R&B singer packs more than a few punches.
In the corresponding cover story by Datwon Thomas, Breezy talks about the media’s “yellow journalism” (a term to describe journalism that relies on sensationalism and lurid exaggeration to attract readers), his relationships with Rihanna and Karrueche Tran, likens himself to Trayvon Martin, and makes a nod towards the music industry being a lot like slavery.
The issue doesn’t hit the newsstands until Monday, but The YBF got their hands on a few excerpts from the interview, check them out below.
On his beef with the media:
“The media is full of yellow journalism. A lot of things I say, they will flip it. Instead of them getting off on all the positive stuff that I do, they will bring out the negative and draw out that story.”
On his beef with Jay Z:
“No disrespect, because I’m a fan, but nobody brings up the fact that [Jay Z] stabbed somebody and sold drugs. He gets a pass.”
On Trayvon Martin:
“I identify with Trayvon 100 percent as far as living in 2013 and still dealing with blatant racism. This generation is so used to racism that it’s normal; we don’t care. We aren’t on drugs or catching AIDS, but they still look at us as ni**as.”
On controlling his anger issues:
“You have to go through the struggle before you can get to the good part. I don’t try to lash out at people, or be as mad or impulsive as I used to be. I got to the point where it’s only so much you can take from the master, you feel me? I’ve taken my fair share of lashings.”
On his relationships with Karrueche Tran & Rihanna:
“Relationships are the most difficult part. That’s why I was honest with those two girls and I put out that video. My ex and I broke up because of the “situation” and she had moved on. I fell in love with another girl. Then my ex came back, so it was like, ‘What is a man to do?’ I told them both the truth. I didn’t do the sucker role.”
Be sure to pick up the full issue of JET when it hits the stands on Monday September 23rd.
SOURCE: The YBF