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Chris Brown Talks About Losing His Virginity At 8, Growing Up Too Fast In The Music Industry & New Album ‘X’

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R&B/Pop singer Chris Brown recently did an interview with UK-based site the Guardian. The Grammy Award winning multi-platinum artist spoke to writer Decca Aitkenhead at a recording studio in Los Angeles and gave a candid interview. Breezy revealed that he indeed grew up in the public eyes too fast; losing his virginity at 8-year-old and his career plans after he releases his new album, X this November. Below are some highlights:

[Side Note]: I ONLY included the positive highlights because the writer focused too much on the negative side of Chris Brown and tried to agitate him. 

On defining himself, who he is and what he does:

Well, I would say I’m an inspirational guidelines book. You can take my life story or scenarios or songs and relate to them, and apply them to your everyday life. You know, whether it be personal or musical, I just think I’m a walking art piece, just a ball of creativity.”

On losing his virginity at 8 to a 15-year-old girl:

“Yeah, really. Uh-huh.” He grins and chuckles. “It’s different in the country.” Brown grew up with a great gang of boy cousins, and they watched so much porn that he was raring to go. “By that point, we were already kind of like hot to trot, you know what I’m saying? Like, 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.” (Now 24, he doesn’t want to say how many women he’s slept with: “But you know how Prince had a lot of girls back in the day? Prince was, like, the guy. I’m just that, today. But most women won’t have any complaints if they’ve been with me. They can’t really complain. It’s all good.”)

On his image from when he first came out to now:

 “The only thing that’s probably changed for me is just the facial hair a little bit. When I first came out, it was more of a young, warm, clean look. Very clean, very Disney.”

On growing up too fast in the public eyes and does he regret fame coming early:

Honestly, where I’m from, probably not. I think me being able to travel from the small town I was from, me already having a good IQ, and you know being intelligent, and regular stuff, I just had to learn more and more of the street life, you know, how to manoeuvre around a room full of wolves.”

On dealing with the naysayers:

You know, whether it be naysayers, people that won’t say, ‘Hey, I like that.’ But as far as me being young, like, I don’t regret it, I love it, being able to accomplish my dreams at an early age. That’s just showing the kids that’s coming up in sixth or seventh grade, I can do this. If I really stick to it, I can do it. ‘Chris was my age when he did it.'”

Photos Credits: Patrick Fraser for the Guardian

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Is She Really In Hov Lane? Nicki Minaj Talks Her Explicit Lyrics, The Black Community Not Being Supportive & Going Pop

Still riding the wave off the success of her number one album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, Nicki Minaj is featured in The Guardian. The UK publication caught up with the Queens native for an interview. Inside, Minaj talked about how she came up with her stage name, the Black community not being supportive, singing, making Pop records, her explicit lyrics and being a business woman. Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded is in stores and on iTunes now.  Below are some excerpts:

On why she changed her name from Onika Maraj to Nicki Minaj? (Her childhood friends always called her Nicki).

“Somebody changed my name. One of the first production deals I signed, the guy wanted my name to be Minaj and I fought him tooth and nail. But he convinced me. I’ve always hated it.”

On the Black community not being supportive.

“Why in the black community have we got to hate on each other? Gaga didn’t on Madonna… we’re helping each other.”

On singing and people saying she went Pop.

“You hear me singing. And that’s the thing. I really want you to write that. Because it’s the most bullshit thing I’ve ever heard – you liked me only when I was doing rap. I never only did rap. My first single was called “Your Love”, and it was a pop song. I did a song called “Knockout” with Lil Wayne about three years ago. Nobody said anything about that. Why? Because it didn’t become huge like “Starships”. That’s what irritates me. People always want to talk about who I was, but I’ve always been singing, always been experimenting with pop music. So the fact that it got huge one day, should I apologize for that? Should I apologize that “Starships” and Super Bass did well, and children like them, and Middle America can sing along? There’s nothing wrong with that. I’m just broadening my fan base. I think everyone should enjoy music.”

On people asking her to stop using swears words.

“Why do people ask me to lose swear words? Do people ask Eminem to lose swear words? Do they ask Lil Wayne to lose swear words? I did an interview the other day and when I saw it back I’m like, why the hell did she make the interview all about some goddamned kids? It was crazy. Five-year-old children shouldn’t be the subject of a Nicki Minaj interview.”

On being a business woman.

“Absolutely. Everything I do, I do with business in my head. If you’re not savvy, this business will eat you alive. A lot of people see it as a big party. And when that party is up, what are you going to do? I want to show little girls that the possibilities are endless. That’s my goal – to not only do it for myself, but to show them I can do whatever I put my mind to. I don’t give a damn if I was born poor, I can come out of this shit with something to offer my children and grandchildren.”

Read the entire interview over at The Guardian 

Source: The Guardian

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