In an interview with XXL for its December 2012/January 2013 cover story, Chris Brown shares that he “[tries] to promote positivity and love.” (We’ll wait while you join the rest of the world in scratching your head.) This comes as quite the, um, surprise, given this is the same guy who recently got a neck tattoo resembling a certain battery victim and dressed like terrorist for Halloween.
Other unexpected insights include: “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.” Ahh, if only Present Day Breezy could go back in time to warn Past Breezy that he would quit Twitter (again) after a heated feud with Jenny Johnson which included a disgusting threat of pooping in her “retina” before his issue even hit newsstands. Ironically, the controversial crooner’s cover looks like someone already made similar contact with his retina. Below read more from Chris’ XXL interview.
On how he’s totally different from Drake: “A lot of people wanna know about the whole situation with me, Drake and Meek Mill. At the end of the day, I’m me, they’re them. They rap, I sing. Totally different caliber. I rap, I play around on mixtapes. But our words don’t collide as much as you’d think.”
He’s growing up, you guys: “I haven’t been as mature and thought out in the past, so, me growing now, it’s showing my progression…In the beginning, I used to be hot. I’m normal. I’m human, so if anybody says something that’s a lie, I’m numb to it. I’ve smartened up.”
On just crushing a lot: “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.”
Well, that’s Chris’ perception of reality, what’s yours? Tell us below.