A grilled out, nose ring rocking Chris Brown is on the cover of the latest XXL. Inside, the R&B star opens up about his tweets, his progression, and dating in the public eye.
On how he’s changed:
“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 the rumored strife between he, Drake, and Meek Mill:
“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.”
On past Twitter outbursts:
“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.”
“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.”
On escaping pressure:
“I use music or painting as my outlet to get through the confusion. I try to promote positivity and love.”
For the record, this interview likely took place months ago i.e. before his latest Twitter curse out where he wasn’t exactly promoting positivity (even if he was provoked).
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