Chris Brown has claimed the cover of the October issue of Jet Magazine and made some statements that made some headlines. When asked about his negative relationship with the press Brown said,
“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. No disrespect, because I’m a fan, but nobody brings up the fact that he stabbed somebody and sold drugs. He gets a “pass.” (referring to Jigga’s 2001 guilty plea of stabbing a music producer at a listening party).
He went on to explain how he deals with the negativity,
“I’ve taken my fair share of lashings. I’ve dealt with the media. Instead of being an artist, I’ve been called a woman beater; I’ve been insulted in public and judged. And being able to not want to kill yourself at the end of the day is what made me say, ‘F**k it.” The most controversial comment was probably his reference to Trayvon Martin, “I identify with Trayvon 100 percent as far as living in 2013 and still dealing with blatant racism. This generation is so used to racism that it’s normal; we don’t care. We aren’t on drugs or catching AIDS, but they still look at us as ni**as.”
When asked about his relationship with Rihanna and Karrueche Tran he said,
“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?’ I told them both the truth. I didn’t do the sucker role.”
The issue hits stands today so you can check out the full interview.