Inside JET

23

Sep 2013

CHRIS BROWN: THE X-FACTOR

Singer discusses his career, Rihanna and Trayvon Martin ...
By DATWON THOMAS

CHRIS BROWN: THE X-FACTOR


Chris Brown cover

Chris Brown knows what he’s up against in the eyes of the masses, but he no longer cares what people believe about him. He’s a superstar, a businessman and perhaps one of the entertainment industry’s most sought after bachelors. So, if his trials and tribulations can help others, then X marks his spot in history.

Chris Brown has been looking a tad bit reserved lately. His face, once affixed with a youthfully optimistic, tooth-bearing smile, now seems closed, or more so indifferent, in paparazzi shots. But it’s understandable that Brown, 24, doesn’t look as carefree as he used to. The small-town Virginia native is juggling the launch of a series of business ventures, non-stop international shows and the promotion of both his recently released sixth studio album, X, and new film, Battle of The Year.

Plus, there’s a heavy dose of what the embattled R&B star calls “negative news.” You know, the kind that focuses on his on-again/off-again love triangle with singer/actress Rihanna and fashion stylist/designer Karrueche Tran; alleged public squabbles with music rivals; and various revolving legal issues (probation violations for the Rihanna “incident,” car crashes, irate neighbors, etc.).

It’s enough to make any young man reach his breaking point. Sadly, that’s exactly what happened in August, when Brown was hospitalized because of a stress-induced seizure just two days before this interview. The mega talent of stage, song and screen opened up about his troubled past, personal growth and the realities of what it takes just being Chris Brown.

JET: You’ve been in the spotlight for over 10 years. Have you ever wished for a regular life?  

Chris Brown: I try to grasp the concept of being a normal guy sometimes. But when you start singing professionally at 14, 15… I look back at it and I’m only 24, but I’m starting to feel old. I’m not trying to be younger or older. I’m just trying to be my age and move with the time.

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6 Comments »

  1. oldschool September 20, 2013 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    LOVE YOU CHRIS YOU LOOK GREAT THAT RIGHT LET YOUR FEARS OUT GOD SAID IT WILL PAST AND IT WILL PAST EVERY ONE HAVE A PAST GOD IS THE JUDGE. BELIEVE IT STAND ON THAT WORD KEEP YOUR HEAD UP

    • chonbeezy September 23, 2013 at 10:43 am - Reply

      AMEN !!!!

  2. LAxx88 September 21, 2013 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    Some of us fans have become disillusioned with chris. Sad that such a talented artist risks the good work he does by speaking without thinking (eg jayz). He continues to generate havoc around him (eg Ri & midget). We are rethinking support of X and will only buy it if Ri in it. His mess is tiring.

  3. chonbeezy September 23, 2013 at 10:40 am - Reply

    His personal and private life should not have anything to do with his work. He is a very talented man with God given talents. If any other man beat his wife/girlfriend at home even if he went to jail for it, it doesn't affect his job the next day. Neither would how many women he is dating!!! People are so quick to judge but we all do wrong. Let this man do his job and if you don't want to support him fine…don't but don't try to poison others minds about him. I may like what he does with his private life but, his music is so awesome!!!! Keep your head up Chris Brown only God can determine your future.

    • chonbeezy September 23, 2013 at 10:42 am - Reply

      I may not like what he does…..

  4. Daphne Tyler September 26, 2013 at 9:31 am - Reply

    I just want to say dear chris brown please be careful with your life and times your sre very very special and remember that your real important

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