Chris Brown was snapped as he watched the New York Knicks take on the Boston Celtics alongside Spike Lee over the weekend. Earlier today, he debuted the video to his single “Fine China,” which is set to appear on his new album, X.
In promoting X, he sat down with Angie Martinez of Hot 97, where he talked plans for the new album, and also discussed everything from being honest with both Rihanna and Karrueche, to his beefs with Drake and Frank Ocean, his legacy and more.
Peep a few highlights below..
On why he put out a video last fall addressing his love triangle with Rihanna and Karrueche: “I wanted to be more of a man. Me being young, even with relationships in the past, I did a lot of lying, I did everything just to make sure nobody gets hurt in the process. I just don’t feel it’s necessary anymore in my life. Nobody can hate me for being honest. I had to just be brutal. I told both of them that the video was coming out. … I’m not trying to be a player. It’s never an easy situation to tell another person that you still love another person, so that’s kinda difficult. But our friendship, me and Karrueche’s friendship, is still cool. We’re still good friends.”
On whether Rihanna is cool with him being friends with Karrueche: “Yeah, to a degree…”
On Drake: “Me and him don’t see eye to eye. We never gonna see eye to eye, so you go your way, I’ma go mine.”
On whether Rihanna has issues with Drake: “I don’t really try to talk about him when I’m around her. I just lay the pipe.”
On Frank Ocean: “I think it’s a lot of strategies people try to use when they’re up for awards. It’s a sympathy role. I don’t have to go that route. I just do my music, do my thing. For him, it’s whatever. Love your music, bro. Have fun.”
On his X plans: “I’m trying to do 10 videos because my album is X. I’m gonna do 10 videos and I’m gonna start shooting them before the album comes out. When the album drops, I drop all 10 videos so you see the visuals with the actual songs that you’ll love.”
On whether Rihanna is his soul mate: “To a degree, yeah. Before I was madly in love with her and when I lost her, I was like, ‘Man, I don’t know what I’ma do.’”
On his legacy: “I just want to be a legend. I think my [goal] now is just to make my mark in the game as just an established artist and just a real artist and a culture ambassador. I feel like I’m just getting successful. I think the hard part is over. I went through the obstacles that God kinda made me go through so I could be humble.”
Catch the interview below..
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