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Chris Brown talking about Frank Ocean, Rihanna and more
“X is about life, it’s about me,” he says. “It’s the Roman numeral for 10. 5/5/89 is my birthday: 5 plus 5 is 10, and this is my tenth years since I got into music. X is the 24th letter of the alphabet, and I’ll be 24 when it comes out. When you see X on a vial, it’s like forbidden fruit. For me, it means being able to express myself without a filter, without boundaries.”
During a studio visit, the typically press-shy Brown is all smiles as he plays five new X tracks, including potent first single Fine China and its video, a lavish cinematic treatment with a dazzling mashup of martial arts choreography and dance moves. Both are out April 1, and the album is expected by late summer. The rollout will entail not only a tour and promotional appearances, but also interviews.
Chris Brown recently revealed a few things about his relationship with Rihanna in an interview for the Mirror, at Elton John’s AIDS foundation Oscar Party:
“We are really happy,” Brown told the gossip rag about Rih Rih. “We are back together. She is the most beautiful girl in the world. But I’m sad she couldn’t be here tonight (Elton John AIDS Foundation); she is rehearsing for her tour.”
“Sometimes you row, you fight, with the one you love and things get said, stuff spirals,” he said. “That night was the deepest regret of my life, the biggest mistake. But she loves me – what can I say? I’m forgiven … but, yes, I worked hard for it.”
Chris Brown is ready to unleash some new music for the world to hear. Brown announced Tuesday (February 19) that he’s hard at work on the follow-up to 2012’s Fortune, set for release later this year.
For his sixth studio album, Brown will work with producers Timbaland and Danja, who worked with him on the Grammy-nominated, chart-topping Fortune. He’s also enlisted the help of Diplo, who previously worked with Brown on his Grammy-winning F.A.M.E. in 2011.
Further information about the release — including a title and release date — has yet to be released. Last week, Breezy dropped a music video for the new song “Home,” which features behind-the-scenes tour footage of the singer as he croons about fame and fortune over the midtempo jam. On the chorus, he sings, “Wish I could go back to when I was young/ Wish I could go back from where I came from.” The track serves as a teaser for this album release.
With so much unknown about Brown’s project, MTV News did get some scoop from Da Internz, who have been working with the singer on this new album.
“It’s really crazy with Chris, because Chris can really do whatever the hell he wanna do,” Da Internz’s Marcos “Kosine” Palacios told MTV News about hitting the studio with Breezy for this album.
“I’ve never seen anyone work as fast as him in the studio. His voice is incredible. He knows what he wants, you know what I mean? Like you’ll play him a track and he’ll be like, he’ll just start talking about you know ‘Oh, I know what this is; video, visual. I know who I would put on it.’ “
Whatever Brown does end up creating for this album release, he was spotted in the studio with Rihanna earlier this year. At the time, his rep confirmed that the singers were working on new music together, but didn’t provide further details about it.
#TeamBreezy, who do you want Chris to collaborate with on his upcoming album?!
Rihanna, featured in the February issue of Rolling Stone magazine, was asked in many questions about her relationship with Chris Brown. Check it out below!
On even her best friend not being allowed to talk to her about Chris Brown:
“I just felt like, why bother? Nobody else is going through it. Nobody would understand.”
On being mad at Chris Brown for a really long time:
“I wanted him to know what it felt like to lose me. To feel the consequences of that. So when that (stuff) came back it hit me like a ton of bricks. Like, God, you’ve got to be kidding right now. But I got real with myself, and I just couldn’t bury the way I felt.”
On knowing she would be opening herself up to criticism for reuniting with Chris Brown:
“But I decided it was more important for me to be happy, and I wasn’t going to let anybody’s opinion get in the way of that. Even if it’s a mistake, it’s my mistake. After being tormented for so many years, being angry and dark, I’d rather just live my truth and take the backlash. I can handle it.”
Here’s a little video from Chris promoting Black Pyramid at the Agenda show (Jan 4-5) where Brooklyn Blonde interviewed CB. Check it out!
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Recording artist Sevyn, signed on CBE records, was interviewed on 106 & Park when Chris stopped by and gave some advice!
Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson documentary “Bad 25″ premiered this November. The documentary is a tribute to Jackson’s album “Bad” which has its 25th anniversary this year. In the documentary many celebrities were interviewed such as Cee Lo Green, Martin Scorsese, Mariah Carey, Kanye West and also Chris Brown made a little cameo!
Watching this documentary made me understand how much Chris Brown values Michael Jackson. It’s amazing.