Chris Brown still doesn’t understand that it’s his arrogance that’s holding him back and nothing else.
The troubled singer recently sat down with Jet magazine to detail his trials and tribulations following the 2009 assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
Although it’s been four years, since the assault, the singer doesn’t seem to understand why’s he continued to be crucified for his past sins.
From probation violations, club brawls, a love triangle, Twitter rants, disputes with disgruntled neighbors, and a recent fender-bender he tells the magazine he’s trying to just be a normal 24 year old.
JET: You’ve been in the spotlight for over 10 years. Have you ever wished for a regular life?
Chris Brown: I try to grasp the concept of being a normal guy sometimes. But when you start singing professionally at 14, 15… I look back at it and I’m only 24, but I’m starting to feel old. I’m not trying to be younger or older. I’m just trying to be my age and move with the time.
On his anger management he says,“You have to go through the struggle before you can get to the good part. I don’t try to lash out at people, or be as mad or impulsive as I used to be.”
But he can’t help but notice there is favoritism among the media when it comes to certain artists. He even goes as far as taking a jab at rapper and mogul, Jay Z.
“No disrespect, because I’m a fan, but nobody brings up the fact that [Jay Z] stabbed somebody and sold drugs…He gets a pass.”
On facing the constant media scrutiny and on-going legal problems Brown adds, “I got to the point where it’s only so much you can take from the master, you feel me?” he says. “I’ve taken my fair share of lashings.”
Putting aside his own issues, for a moment, the singer discusses the controversial Trayvon Martin case and injustice the black youth continue to face. “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,” he explains.
To hear more of what the singer had to say, the newest Jet magazine issue will be available on newsstands Monday, September 23rd.
We’re a bit confused as to why anyone from Brown’s camp allowed this interview to see that light of day. It doesn’t help to paint the singer in a positive light. In fact, it does quite the opposite.
And yes, Chris Brown, we’re all human who’ve made and will make mistakes but the remorseful and humbled will prosper the fastest — something you obviously haven’t learned.
We wish you the best.