September 21, 2013


Chris Brown Says Jay Z "Gets a Pass" While He Doesn't

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Chris Brown hasn't had the easiest time of late—recent woes include legal and medical troubles—and now he's publicly pondering why he can't catch a break when fellow hip hop icon Jay Z is beloved despite past indiscretions.

In an interview with JET magazine, the 24-year-old singer had this to say when the topic of HOVA was brought up:

"No disrespect, because I'm a fan, but nobody brings up the fact that he stabbed somebody and sold drugs."

(In case your memory needs a jog, Jay plead guilty to stabbing record producer Lance "Un" Rivera outside an NYC nightclub in December of 1999.)

"He gets a pass," Brown said.

He noted that the world is less able to forget about his past—you probably don't need to be reminded that Brown assaulted then girlfriend Rihanna before the Grammys in 2009. Breezy said he's still busy trying to fix things, although he thinks the extent of the backlash was unfair.

"You have to go through the struggle before you can get to the good part," he said.

"I don't try to lash out at people or be as mad or impulsive as I used to be. I got to the point where it's only so much you can take from the master, you feel me? I've taken my fair share of lashings."

Early last month Brown tweeted:

"Don't worry, mainstream America. After this X album, it'll probably be my last album."

"Being famous is amazing when it's for your music and talent," he continued. "I'm tired of being famous for a mistake I made when I was 18. I'm cool and over it!"

Days later he suffered a seizure, which his publicist attributed to "nonstop negativity."