Chris Brown hit up the Angie Martinez show on Hot 97 Wednesday (Oct 6) and sat down for a pretty in-depth interview!
The R&B/Pop superstar discussed a number of hot topics, including the canceled joint tour with Usher, why he doesn’t have many “industry friends,” what it was like dating following the Rihanna incident and tons more. Definitely an interesting interview to say the least!
Peep the full thing by clicking below:
On the canceled Usher tour:
“We kinda had different views on the tour—no beef. We both have two different promoters, so whoever would get the tour would have to work it out and I think they didn’t see eye to eye. I think we rushed into it. We were in love with the idea more than the actual [business part of it]. We couldn’t get ready for it. Hopefully in the future, we might work something out.”
On why he keeps a small circle of friends:
“It’s whatever, we cool. I’m cordial and that’s with everybody. I don’t have friends in this industry. I have my circle and I have my people who’ve been with me through the bad times and the good times. Everybody else is just wallpaper.”
On people running to be his friend after the success of “Deuces”:
“I wasn’t like bitter. Now I see you for you. Get your money, do you. We can be cordial, we can be cool. Other than that, I don’t need to be your homie, like we don’t gotta go hang out. I kinda just got a gauge of who was there and who wasn’t, so now I know who I can deal with. There’s people in my phone I’ll call and they’re my homies. I don’t need no more friends. Oh, you need me to do something for you? Holla at my manager.”
His message to his so-called “friends” who left him hanging after the Rihanna incident:
“Kick some rocks.”
On his F.A.M.E. tattoo:
Fame is Forgiving. All. My. Enemies. Fame is what I’m doing for fame for my fans for being the inspiration & everything. The tattoo was actually first then I had to think about it and said I wanna do this for my album. What I look at it like from my experience personally, and looking at everyone else’s experiences dealing with the industry/music industry. I think people build you up, to break you down, to build you back up again. So I think with that is, it’s all about forgiving and being more positive.
On dating girls (after the Rihanna incident) who only wanted to get their shine on:
Nah, it’s no boo. It was a couple of them but I can’t give them no more publicity now. I think they in it for the WRONG reasons. Yeah, so we are gonna go ahead and be steady focused on this music… They got their 15mins so it’s cool.
Text snippets via Rap-Up and Necole Bitchie