Finally, Chris Brown Admits That He’s An Asshole
If I had to make a list of the top 5 people living or dead that I would rather go hungry than eat dinner with, Chris Brown would be at the top. Call me crazy, but after all these years I still can’t forgive him for getting away with domestic assault. Sure I’ve unapologetically sang along to “Look At Me Now” and “Only” a couple handful of times, but I’ve hated myself for it. Maybe things could have been different if afterwards he released an entire album of apology songs like Justin Bieber did after committing what can only be described as comparably laughable crimes, but instead Chris Brown has mostly just released misogynistic drivel like “Loyal” which somehow went on to sell 1,000,000 copies in the United States alone.
While it’s definitely too late for Chris Brown to convince me that he’s really sorry, it’s not too late for him to call himself an asshole.
In an interview with NOTION Magazine, the 26-year-old fuccboi (who they labeled “the most controversial star of his generation”) finally admits that he’s been a dick for most of his career. “The mindset I was in when I was younger, it was full of arrogance like ‘Yeah I’m an asshole like, so what f*ck it, I got money.”
While things would have been fine if he’d stopped there, Brown went on to say, “The best part about it is me having to learn. I think I had a great time, like I didn’t have a great time at all, but it was a great lesson for me to learn. I think God he had something bigger for me to do.” Then he went on to talk about all the “nice things” he does that nobody ever talks about like “bring 5,000 sneakers to Crenshaw high school in South-Central or Campanella park or different neighborhoods that are in the inner cities…nobody cares about it unless it’s glorified in rap music.”
No Chris, nobody cares about anything “good” that you do because we’re all too focused on the fact that you’re an asshole. Sorry, but it’s too late for brownie points.
In the interview Chris Brown also talks about his music (“I can’t say that my music is that deep right now”), what fame means to him (“Fame isn’t acquired by the amount of people who like you. Fame is acquired by the amount of people’s lives you’ve changed.”, and the complexities of being a father/asshole (“I love being a father, you know, and at the same time, there were certain wrongs and certain rights that I did do. I might’ve hurt some people along the way.”). You think?
Notion’s 71st edition comes out on December 18, so if you were thinking of getting any of your loved ones a last minute gift, this probably made the cut. Unless you want to buy a copy for me, because I’d love to set fire to it while shouting out obscenities.
All photos via Notion Magazine.