Archive for September 5th, 2009
MTV got some excerpts from Chris Brown’s interview with the latest issue of People magazine. Check out part of the article below:
Brown called the order “a little harsh” but thought his overall punishment — 180 days of labor work, including trash pickup and graffiti removal; 52 weeks of counseling; and probation — was fair.
“The law is the law,” Brown told the magazine. “I am relieved to put everything behind me. [The stay-away order] might have been a little harsh. [Rihanna] knows me, and I know her more than anybody. It’s hard.”
Brown, 20, said out of fairness to Rihanna, he wouldn’t elaborate on specifics of that night. But he characterized the couple’s relationship as “great” prior to the incident. Rihanna, 21, the magazine reports, declined a request to comment on the story.
“[Our relationship] was very fun and energetic,” Brown said of his time with Rihanna. “We did almost everything together, whether it was going to the movies or me trying to teach her how to skateboard. We met when I was about 15. I had more of a connection with her than anybody in the industry.”
Brown told People that he never fell out of love with Rihanna and that he was grateful she took him back in March when the two reunited at Diddy’s Miami mansion. The singer admitted it was difficult to carry on the relationship when the court ordered the two to separate; a temporary restraining order was granted in Rihanna’s favor before the more stringent stay-away order. Brown also said he was worried Rihanna would lose fans over staying with him.
Alongside the Q&A, the singer is featured in photos with his mother, Joyce Hawkins. Brown’s mother was the victim of domestic abuse at the hands of the singer’s onetime stepfather. Brown has been outspoken against his mother’s former husband and said his own physical attack against Rihanna did not help him understand an abuser’s mind-set.
“Not at all,” Brown explained. “I feel like he enjoyed it.”
Since the incident, a number of songs by Brown have leaked online that seem to address the situation, particularly “Changed Man,” an emotional track in which the singer is apologizing at will throughout. In the interview, Brown confirmed that he wrote the song immediately after the attack as he was apologizing to Rihanna. He said he sent the song to her to show he understood his actions.
Teairra Mari discusses being dropped from Def Jam, and how she made it.
Lloyd has officially ended his relationship with Irv Gotti’s The Inc., a label he was signed to for the past five years. In an indepth interview circulating on the Internet this week a surprisingly candid Lloyd gives a detailed account of his relationship with Gotti and the circumstances that led to his departure…