Chris Brown has been through hell and back over the course of not just his career, but his life in general. If anyone’s got a story to tell, it’s certainly him.
The X singer recently stopped by Ebro In The Morning on HOT 97 this week, and they did a very in-depth interview with him, talking about just about any and everything.
Breezy revealed to the hosts and listeners that he had an issue with drugs in the past, and reflected on how jail changed his whole perspective on his own demons.
Chris also breaks down the beef with Drake, how he felt about RiRi dating him after they broke up, and how they all eventually patched things up.
Here are some excerpts from the interview:
On battling with drugs:
“I was off the syrup, the Xanax….that’s the hood cocktail. I was falling asleep on video sets, I was cussing people out randomly. I was doing crazy stuff. I would wake up and be like ‘aye man, what time we shooting this video?’ And they would be like ‘dude we shot it yesterday.’ I be like ‘Damn!’
He then realized, “This ain’t for me. As time progressed I was like let me chill out. I don’t want to be a zombie when I meet people. Or say the wrong thing, or end up punching somebody or doing something crazy…like I did…because I was under the influence of some bull.”
His biggest demon:
“Being afraid of failure.”
On the Rihanna situation:
“Me and her, we made amends. Like, we good. She’s my friend. I knew that was a mistake I would never do again. I look back at it like I was 17-18 and I’m 25 now so I look back it like ‘dang’. And I’m still doing community service and going to see the judge every month in a half over that situation.”
On getting back with his ex-girlfriend Rihanna:
“Yea..we was cool. For me it was like a lot of it was on me trying again to pick up the pieces. I just wanted to make sure it was still there. But at the end of the day, I kinda wanted to make amends to her to show her I could be the man she wanted me to be.”
On Rihanna opening up to Oprah:
“It was a shock for me because you know, with different teams and how people’s camps work. After I saw it I was like ‘ok cool’ now she’s showing me that she care because I didn’t know for awhile. I was actually moved by it. That’s when I knew we could be friends and can talk.
On Rihanna dating Drake:
“I look at it like this. I’m content with who I am so whoever decides to move on and do their thing I was cool. I mean, I was tight, but you also have to consider that was in the ‘thug Chris Brown era’. I was in my bag. At that time I was just all about running up on dudes, when I see you it’s this.”
So does he feel like Rih started dating Drake on purpose?
“She’s going to get mad when I say this but in a way I do. It’s understandable. It’s the game, we young. We do that at that age.”
On the bottle throwing fight with Drake:
“That was a ‘stick ya chest out’ contest. That’s all that was.”
On who made the initial call to squash his beef with Drake:
“Honestly, his camp hit up my management and they was like we got this opportunity at the ESPYS, we want to do a spoof. So I was like cool. They were kind of hesitant because they didn’t know our temperature between each other. But I was just like I aint got time to be looking over my shoulder and be upset. It just doesn’t make me look good. But, I was just like let’s break this whole beef thing. Let’s just do something funny, let’s make light of the situation. It just shows growth and maturity.”
On his first encounter with Drake:
“I think we just avoided talking about the issue at that point. We was just like ‘What’s up man? We good.’”
On his girlfriend Karrueche being loyal:
“It’s been almost 5 years. She’s straight. I dig her man. She’s dope. I feel like, especially being in this industry, you just need somebody that understands you. Who understands who you are personally except for your name. Me and her have a real connection, like best friends on top of our intimacy.”
On marriage and kids with Kae:
“I’m scared of marriage cause I’m young right now. Kids? Yeah man, I need a little Chris Brown cause when I can’t dance no more I need to teach him something. I ain’t rushing.”
This is the Chris we know and love. We’re glad to see him getting back to work and focusing on positivity and the future!