Sunday, 7 September 2014

Chris Brown Exclusive Billboard Magazine Interview

For the past year or so, Chris Brown has done away with interviews, with some journalists continuously asking the wrong questions or focusing on the wrong things. Instead Chris cleverly allowed his music to do the talking, which of course, more than speaks for itself. Omg does it. His sixth album X  is out on September 16, and prior to the release, whilst putting the final touches to his new album at the Chalice Recording Studios in Hollywood, 25 year old Chris took a quick sit down break to chat with Billboard Magazine, and talks about Rihanna, being incarcerated, hobbies, being a role model to many, and much more. Read my favourite excerpts below and click the link for the full interview. Love him so much.
 
How have you been able to maintain such a loyal fan base?
First, I’d say God. Honestly. My faith in knowing what my purpose is and how I’m trying to find out what my purpose is. My fan base speaks volumes [to that]. I never want to say that I know everything or I know what the best song or a hit is. I just put it out there for people to like and love. I make music for myself personally, but I also try to do music that people can relate to, have fun with; evoke as much emotion as possible from my audience and peers. It’s God and just consistency with my talent. Being able to persevere if I get knocked down and always get back up. A lot of times, you can get convoluted and confused with all the mayhem and hoopla that’s going on. I just try to stay grounded; keep my family first. And always focus on what my purpose is: putting out great music. I don’t really focus on any extras or stories in the tabloids. It’s nonsense..
 
Do you consider yourself a role model?
As far as my mistakes in life, that’s being a role model, because people can see my mistakes and learn from them. I’ve gone through more stuff than most 35- or 40-year-olds, and I’ve dealt with it. As far as becoming a man in the public eye, continuing to persevere and stay positive throughout trials and tribulations … that’s the only thing I’d say contributes to my being a role model. If kids look up to me, that’s amazing; great. As far as me as an artist and a person, I always want to exude positivity. But as far as saying, “Hey, I’m a role model, I’m the best of this,” I take the humble approach and let people make that decision for themselves..
Chris Brown