Watching porn movies with his older cousins peaked Chris Brown’s sexual interest as a child, and he acted on it before some of his young peers even started noticing the opposite sex.
“Girls, we weren’t afraid to talk to them; I wasn’t afraid. So, at eight, being able to do it, it kind of preps you for the long run, so you can be a beast at it. You can be the best at it,” Chris recently told TheGuardian.com. “Most women won’t have any complaints if they’ve been with me. They can’t really complain. It’s all good.”
Chris was at the center of a very public love triangle, but the 24-year-old crooner said that he actually prefers to be a one-woman man.
Though he was reportedly juggling Rihanna and Karrueche Tran not too long ago, Chris said his dilemma wasn’t anything that most men haven’t experienced.
While some still question how much overlap occurred between his dealings with the two romantic interests, Chris said he never lied to the ladies.
“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?’ Anybody can go through that situation,” he told JET magazine.
Chris’ romantic struggles haven’t done much to help his reputation, which took a hit in 2007 when he and Rihanna were involved in a violent incident. However, he said not stringing either woman along might have gained him some points from his and Rihanna’s fans.
“I kept it 100. I told them both the truth. I didn’t do the sucker role, and I think that’s what made people respect me even more,” explained Chris who really prefers to be in a monogamous relationship.
“It’s just like my music. I give it my all as far as love. I want to be a one-woman man,” he said.
Since the Rihanna incident, Chris has also been accused of violent behavior during a “Good Morning America” taping, outside a music studio with Frank Ocean’s entourage, inside a nightclub with Drake and in a few other circumstances. However, he’s learned from it all.
“I don’t try to lash out at people or be as mad or impulsive as I used to be,” Chris told JET. “I know there’s a wall I have to climb over and I’m over it. As far as music, I kind of have to overcome this obstacle of negativity and the image of being a young, angry Black man.
“I learned from it, and it was almost like…I wouldn’t say it happened for a reason, but it was something to trigger my mind to be more of a mature adult. To handle myself in situations, don’ throw tantrums, don’t be a baby about it,” he told TheGuardian.com.
Chris recognized that he’s not the only celebrity who’s had to deal with negative press. He’s in good company.
“Anybody with a voice—Tupac, Michael Jackson, The Notorious B.I.G.—gets formatted…except maybe for Jay-Z, who is accepted by White America because he shakes hands and kisses babies,” Chris told JET. “No disrespect because I’m a fan, but nobody brings up the fact that he stabbed somebody and sold drugs. He gets a pass.”