”Imma do it solo. I mean, at the end of the day, shawty doing her own thang, she on the road. It’s always gonna be love. I’m a grown man, just gotta fast forward. I’ll just put it like this, one thing I always want to do is never disrespect nobody or put nobody down. The way I look at it is that I am always gonna love that person and people have different wants and needs. “At the end of the day, sheâs a young girl. I can’t really be focused on wifing someone that young. And I’m young too so I can’t focus on that right now. “I gotta step forward and be a man and be the best Chris Brown I can be instead of worrying about whoever else is gonna be on my side pocket,” he added.
For the most part, the “Rihanna Navy” is pretty loyal to its fearless Bajan leader– but that doesn’t mean they won’t call her out if need be. Some of Rihanna’s fans flipped on the singer for posting a picture with a baby on Instagram, and calling him her “little ni**a.” Pictures of the braided-up unidentified toddler were sent out to Rihanna’s more than 23 million followers late last week, and they weren’t too happy with the caption. One person wrote, “Why call the child a little ni**a. To the rest who think its cool wth?” Another expressed a general distaste for the word. “I love the hell out of [Rihanna] but I hate that word,” while another adds, “That word is derogatory. If some cultures aren’t allowed to say it, no one should.” Others stood up for her, with one person using the typical excuse. “Just bcuz y’all accept the negative meaning that a word carries doesn’t mean everyone else has to as well, open your mind a bit people.” Rihanna has latched on to the derogatory term, which has become a colloquialism in Black culture–depending on the color of the person using it. Jennifer Lopez, who is Puerto Rican, was criticized for dropping the “n-bomb” on the 2001 remix to “I’m Real,” and Rihanna has even lashed out at non-Black people for using the word. Last year a Dutch magazine called the “Pour It Up” singer a “ni**a b***h,” claiming it was a joke. She responded via Twitter calling the publication’s action “disrespectful” and “desperate.”
While Chris Brown has shown a passing interest in flexing his hip-hop muscle over the years, the singer revealed in a recent interview that he doesn’t know if he’s ready to record an entire hip-hop album. “For me, I think I would have to progress more as an emcee first,” he said in an interview with Power 98. “It’s just me having fun and showcasing who I am. So an album, I would really have to be taken a hundred percent serious as a rapper. I like Rap. I love it. Music is my passion. Even on my album now, there’s a couple songs that I rap on. But as far as a whole album, I don’t know if the world is ready for Chris Brown, the rapper.”
“Music is for everyone,” he added. “When you put genres on music, you segregate it… I want to always be able to do any kind of music I want. When I get older I might want to do a Country album. Next year, I might want to do an all Hip Hop album or Alternative album. Just making sure that anything that goes down, showing my audience or showing people that have a creative mind that you can do anything you want, it’s just about believing and loving what you’re doing in a positive way.”
“I just feel like for the media and media outlets that listens to this interview. Don’t ask me sh*t about [Chris Brown] when I come up there,” Drake said. “Leave that man alone. Stop preying on his insecurities. His insecurities are the reasons that I make better music than him. That I’m more popping than him and at one point in life the woman that he loves fell into my lap. I did what a real n*gga would do and treated her with respect, so she’s not up there talking down on me. All those things combined create an individual that comes up to your radio station and is gonna do dumb sh*t.”
DJ Kay Slay opens up about his relationship with Nas, what led to their fall out, and why he was disgusted by Nas’ reconciliation with Jay-Z after their monumental beef. Kay Slay also explains why he told Papoose not to sign with Jay-Z early on in his career.
The-Dream is no stranger to crafting R&B classics, and hopes to cement a few more with his forthcoming album IV Play. Having had a hand in the culture in variety of ways over the past decade, the singer-songwriter and producer recently shared his dream to create a R&B supergroup with a surprising cast during a sit down with The Grio. The topic arose after he and host Kyle Harvey discussed his work on Watch The Throne, and if he’s ever considered doing a collaborative project with anyone. ”I would actually love to probably put together a super R&B group,” replied the Atlanta native. When asked who he would want in the group, he named himself, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Miguel and most surprisingly, The Weeknd. Despite drawn comparisons between the two and rumors that he and The Weeknd weren’t particularly friendly, the Grammy award winner actually spoke highly of the Toronto crooner. ”What I love about The Weeknd is he stays on his own course, he has his own carved-out thing in place and I mean as him as a person.” ”Musically, you can’t really be affected by who’s somebody saying you sound like, because we all somehow kinda sound like each other some way.” Hear The-Dream speak more on this R&B supergroup and more in the full sit down with The Griohere.
Chris Brown’s bodyguard is suingDrake and the New York City SoHo nightclub where the hip-hop stars brawled last June. Patrick Strickland filed suit against Drake and the owners of the W.i.P. club in SoHo in Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday. He claims the nightspot’s owners are responsible for the head injury he sustained during a brawl between the two stars’ entourages because they sat the two parties next to each other, despite employees knowing there was tension between the rival groups. The seating arrangement created “a substantial and unjustifiable risk that a mass altercation would occur between the two camps,” the suit for an unspecified amount of damages states. Moreover, the club over-served Drake and his posse, and had an employee hand Brown a note from Drake that read: “I’m f–king the love of your life,” according to the Strickland suit. It’s so crazy, because Brown and Drake are suing each other over the fight, while basketball star Tony Parker is suing the nighclub owners for his injuires.