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Hot Shot: Chris Brown Covers ‘XXL’ , Talks Twitter Troubles and “Love Life”

eba5660e3688dfa9dd17fa31f6489ea9 Hot Shot:  Chris Brown Covers XXL , Talks Twitter Troubles and Love Life

Embattled R&B bad boy Chris Brown finds himself afront the December/January issue of ‘XXL’ magazine.  Sharing cover duties with rapper Big Sean, the ‘Run It’ singer has seen his name run atop headlines for the past week for Twitter troubles – including its recent deletion.

Before news of that showdown hit headlines, however, Brown took to ‘XXL’ to detail the new plans for his oft-troubled Twitter account.  Also dishing on his public love life and beef with rapper Drake, see excerpts from the tell all session with the hip hop magazine below:

On his love life:

“One thing people often want me to talk about is my public love life. When it comes to my love life, the perception seems as though I am a player. But that’s not true,” he said. “Love is something I am still learning. It’s just an obstacle that I haven’t yet mastered. I think that’s my biggest hurdle in life.”

On rap diva Drake:

“A lot of people wanna know about the whole situation with me, Drake and Meek Mill. At the end of the day, I’m me, they’re them. They rap, I sing. Totally different caliber. I rap, I play around on mixtapes. But our words don’t collide as much as you’d think.”

On Twitter usage:

“I haven’t been as mature and thought out in the past, so, me growing now, it’s showing my progression. I used to use my Twitter account to vent, but now I mostly use it for marketing and promotions.  I use music or painting as my outlet to get through the confusion. I try to promote positivity and love.”

“In the beginning, I used to be hot. I’m normal. I’m human, so if anybody says something that’s a lie, I’m numb to it. I’ve smartened up.”

- Via XXL

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  • November 29, 2012 at 9:39 pm
    Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) says:
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    He needs help no shade I see and early death for him & Rihanna if they dont change there out of control ways & dangerous life style that could be the outcome.) ‘: there not healthy for each other

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    jOSH Replied:

    I HOPE HIS MOMA IS SMART ENOUGH TO BE THERE FOR HER AS A MOTHER WHO WANT THE BEST FOR HER SON POPULARITY AND MONEY ISNT EVERYTHING RIHANNA IS BAD NEWS IN HER LIFE THEY ARE BAD FOR EACH OTHER THEIR RELATIONSHIP IS ALL ABT SMOKING AND PARTYING AND THEN WHAT ITS A SHAME HE DOES HAVE TALENT AND WHEN PEOPLE START TO FORGET AND FORGIVE HIM HE IS CAUGHT UP WITH SOMETHING GETTING BACK OR SOCIALISING WITH RIHANNA =WRONG MOVE ITS A SHAME I HOPE THEY BOTH GET HELP. AS FOR RIHANNAS MOM AND CHRIS MOM THEY SHOULD KNOW BETTER THEY LEFT THEIR ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP FOR A REASON FOR RIHANNA AND CHRIS IT GOES BOTH WAYS TRUST ME THAT WASNT THE FIRST TIME THEIR RELATIONSHIP WAS ABT FIGHTING THERE IS NO WAY ONE HE COULD JUST BEAT THE HELL OUT OF HER LIKE THAT IF THERE WAS RESPECT BETWEEN THE TWO THEY WERE USED TO THAT IT WAS JUST UNFORTUNATE THAT IT ENDED UP BEING EVERYONE BUSINESS. CHRIS NEED TO BE SURROUNDED BY PEOPLE WHO REALY CARE UNTIL HE MATURES. HE IS CHILDISH I LOVE CHRIS I WILL SUPPORT YOUR WORK BUT LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND JUDGE YOURSELF TO BETTER YOURSELF BEFORE ITS TOO LATE

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    bvlgari Replied:

    I agree to a certain extent, then I think of Britney, Robert Downey and a few other celebs, and I believe this is a phase that will hopefully come to an end, sooner rather then later. They are young, living a lifestyle that very few adults can navigate successfully. Its painful to watch but trust it will run its course and they will come out on top. Hopefully look back on these days and times and say “damn what was I thinking” at least thats my hope for these young successful artist

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  • November 29, 2012 at 9:42 pm
    RICHANDBLACK11(JUST LIKE OBAMA AND BEY) says:
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    Kris leave them DRUGS alone man, you have to much talent to go down that path. May GOD be with you.

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  • November 29, 2012 at 10:02 pm
    MC says:
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    This is sad in a way, he has so much potential to be honest. He has the talent to dance, sing, perform, visions, etc to become great like his idols, but his love life has just been his biggest hurdle like he said. This just makes me sad because I feel like he is just passing through life without LIVING life and experiencing love that doesn’t hurt……I was gonna say he needs to lay off the drugs, but I think that would make me one of the 50000 people in his life that tell him what to do and what to be so instead I’ll just say be SMART, CAUTIOUS, and LEARN TO LOVE and ACCEPT yourself. Everyone should take this to heart, including myself…..life is way too short to let all that talent and potential to slip away.

    Carpe diem <— "seize the day" + seize your life from then before it forever becomes theirs, Chris.

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  • November 29, 2012 at 10:09 pm
    Nick says:
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    when he first started out. I would have never thought he would turn out like this. it’s crazy what the industry does to these kids.

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  • November 29, 2012 at 10:17 pm
    ZaynMalik&Nicki says:
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    He’s slowly but surely self destructing. Covering his entire body in tattoos is a form of mutilation, he must enjoy the pain and I’m honestly scared he’ll die young if someone doesn’t step in and say ‘Hey chris, take a break, just chill, relax’. The music industry is a dark place and chris is proof.

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  • November 29, 2012 at 10:21 pm
    Lana Del Slay says:
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    They’re grooming that brat Justin Bieber to copy his style and eventually copy his sound. Be careful Chris.

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    Common Sense Replied:

    Like Chris copied MJ’s?

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  • November 29, 2012 at 11:45 pm
    My forehead tho says:
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    Smh…They’re going to end up just like Bobby & Whitney

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    mobwife: only the strong with the steadiest of aim survive Replied:

    Dumbass comment from a fool. And what are the parallels? Oh right black skin…

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    Common Sense Replied:

    Don’t forget the drugs, the physical altercations, the media attention, shall I go on?

  • November 30, 2012 at 12:18 am
    Mark says:
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    This kid is Bobby Brown all over again. Look at Bobby’s behind the music, he too was on drugs, had a hot album and acted a fool. Some bring up Rihanna but she tours and releases albums and other stuff, so she’s always working. What is this kid doing? Cause he’s not touring, why is he at these parties with nothing to promote? Somewhere Usher is laughing his ass off and Justin Beiber too.

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    CBE Replied:

    his actually on a World tour…I have been to two of his shows in Sweden and Germany, sold out shows its sad because people still love him but his not taking care of himself…what is his mother doing about it? or is she scared to push him away?

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  • November 30, 2012 at 12:26 am
    words says:
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    obstacle. colllide. progression.

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  • November 30, 2012 at 1:06 am
    Blue says:
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    Im sorry but what progression? He is in the same state of mind he was three years ago only worse.

    cant belief at one point i thought him cute.

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  • November 30, 2012 at 1:24 am
    mobwife: only the strong with the steadiest of aim survive says:
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    Interesting reading some of these comments …..b*tches are talking about early death and troubles. Stop the b*******. ONLY A DUMBASS can’t see WTF is really going on. They are pressuring the sh*t out of a good kid! No matter WTF he does it’s automatically declared wrong. THESE F*CKING WICKED ASS DEVILS ARE HIS PRIMARY PROBLEM.

    Per usual, whatever the f*ck they say or do agaist him is seen as acceptable because he had 1 fight with 1 person 4 years ago (see jenny johnson the tweeter STALKER & CYBER-BULLY who has been tweeting him insults EVERYDAY since 2010……WHO THE F*CK CAN FIND HE TIME TO SPREAD THAT TYPE OF HATRED FOR THAT LEGNTH OF TIME?). Unfortunately unlike the past, the black community would rather stand, stare, throw stones and wait for his demise then to stand up and say some sh*t. No, black folks do what they do best, shack and wait for these WICKED ASS DEVILS to tell them who to like, why to like them blah, blah. They have their list of acceptable negros and those they want to castigate & destroy PER USUAL. The big difference is that they tycially don’t go after the young! Now anything goes and it is open season on young black men (see partical list below). Unless blacks finally say something as a collective, this type of segmenting and shoving around this young black men and many, many others will continue.

    PUBLIC LYNCING 101:
    *TREYVON MARTIN
    *JORDAN DAVIS
    *SEAN BELL
    *CHAVIS CHACOBIE CATER (while handcuffed in the back of a patrol car, MAGICALLY shot himself in the head)
    *JORDAN DAVIS
    *MICHAEL JACKSON (not young but damn sure publically lynched)
    *WHITNEY HOUSTON (not young or male but damn sure publically lynched)
    *CHRIS BROWN (still alive but if the POWERS THAT BE have their way, it wont be for long)

    **Acceptable public lynching, ridicule, stress and pressure, “stand your ground bullsh*t”, lies, abuse,WHITE folks “jocky jokes”, well-crafted schemes that attempt to rob you of your dignity & eventually your life ==> all hail the AmeriKan way!
    :-(

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    Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) Replied:

    Gurl your a true idiot if you don’t think the boy has problems & needs help before it’s to late…this boy is clearly depressed and abusing drugs he doesn’t look healthy…

    Stop being such a stupid b**** n just face the facts thanks,

    & next time address me you little subliminal w****!! Toodles xoxo

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    CBE Replied:

    Calling people idiots??? look in the mirror, I see nothing wrong about what @Mob wrote…use your brain! did he just magically become stressed and depressed? sure he made a mistake and needed to pay for it(Chris is immature yes) and needed to be shown the consequences but this bullying by the Media and celebrities on twitter is too much and its not only Chris brown other celebrities were crucified before dying. Do you really think MJ molested kids? Powerful evil people run not only the industry but the country as a whole…Artists who rebel are attacked by the Media, other celebrities get permission(or should I say are told its ok) to attack a black listed celebrity, I am not going to go further but let it be clear to you that some of us are not stupid ignorant fans! just because we follow an artist doesnt mean we blind to the b******* hence the reason I dont even listen to some artists….Angus T Jones from Two and a Half man woke up and saw what was going on now his being called crazy being in a “cult” to apologising smh…we will see who are the idiots.

    mobwife: A brighter day is near Replied:

    @Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE)

    You LOWLIFE c***! Who the f*ck i stalking about? B*TCH CAN YOU READ AND COMPREHEND? GTFOH!

    An idiot? That would you your dumbass and the rest of the sheep that cannot see the damn truth! Abusing drugs? where is the EVIDENCE of him abusing drugs? Chris Brown may be depressed as there is a continued effort to break him at age 23. As we can all see Justin Bieber is set to be is replacement. DRUGS, unless I see it. I’m not going to follow a vicious lie about anyone. Chris has NEVER BEEN A BIG GUY and with him gowing 2 inches this year his samll frame has to spread across more mass! So STFU unless you have proof of to support the bullsh*t that you claim!…..DUMBASS!

    mobwife: A brighter day is near Replied:

    @CBE

    I COULD KISS YOU THOUGH THE SCREEN! :-)

    We are not all BLIND, DUMB & WILLING TO SIT QUIETLY whne we see WTF is actually going down!

    MJ was pressed down and abused by the media, other artists and casua haters! It was painfl o watch as they labeled and abused im. Now the same motherf*ckers go out of their way to praise him. Aint that some sh*t? 0_o

    *Angus T Jones from ‘Two and a Half Men’ is being called everything but a child of GOD! The wicked DEVILS IN INDUSTRY are better ad angry that he had h enerve to expose the crap that i truly going on. They even allowed he man with a 20 YEAR HISTROY OF BEATING WOMEN, Charlie Sheen to denigrate this youg man. I’m glad he spoke out. Remember it’s a free country right?*side-eye*

    Common Sense Replied:

    A good kid LOL. Because when I think of good kids, I think of women beaters.

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    mobwife: A brighter day is near Replied:

    What WOMEN did he beat dumbass? Chris and Rihanna had 1 fight 4 years ago. Men that beat women attack women all the time. 1 fight as a teenager years ago does not make Chris a “womEn beater” you dumb b****!

  • November 30, 2012 at 1:35 am
    Kayla says:
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    Chris Brown:
    2006-Pop Sensation, everybody loves him.
    2007-DATES RIHANNA, STILL CUTE..
    2008-MAKING MUSIC BLOWING UP THE CHARTS. AT HIS HIGHEST PEAK.
    2009-LET’S THE WORLD KNOW THAT HE ISN’T STRONG ENOUGH TO CONTROL HIS TEMPER FOR ABUSING WOMEN.
    2010-Make’s a effort to keep going on with his musical life with mixtapes and “Graffiti” doesn’t work.
    2011-Say’s f*** the world, starts drugs, get’s an endless number of tattoos, throws chairs out the windows, throw’s gay slurs, just going downhill at an fast past.
    2012-Starts to “secretly” communicate with the woman he beat and expects the world to be okay with it. Makes music that’s not doing too good. Twitter arguments. Deletes twitter. Continues to date Rihanna.

    By 2015, this kid is gonna be in MAD trouble. Mentally, physically, and emotionally. I pray, i hope that Chris Brown from 06-08 comes back. I KNOW he’s still in there. I honestly think what he needs is the 2 year break that Beyonce took. He needs time to go enjoy life, think about the people or decisions in his life that’s blocking him and pushing him. He needs to to find the heart that he had when he first walked through the doors of fame. No more tattoos, no drinking, no smoking, no parties, no nothing. Just take abreak, go to places you’ve dreamed (or brag) about going to. I promise if Chris Brown Does this, he’ll be a whole new person.

    Just enough light/shine gives you a shadow. Too much time in that light/shine and you’ll be engulfed by your OWN darkness. Take time out of the light/shine and you’ll feel great relief.

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    I&I(Bare Badness) Replied:

    this!!!

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    mobwife: A brighter day is near Replied:

    100% Co-sign!!

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  • November 30, 2012 at 1:44 am
    JER says:
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    Chris was on the recovery path but he took a wrong turn somewhere. Trying to please everybody. You could hear it in the music. He could have taken FAME to another level but he put out too many songs, too many mixtapes, too many remixes. He made his music cheap. By putting out too much free s*** people equated his music with being free so nobody bought his music anymore, why when he’s giving it away for free. That’s the problem with mixtapes. You gonna give your music away for free then want people to pay for an album? NOPE. I feel bad for Chris, trying to reach out to fans thru social media just exposed a nerve. Fortune never shoulda have happened. That album is a mess. Really showed that he isn’t centered in the music he wants to make or his own identity. His dance songs sound shallow and his R&B songs sound phoned in.

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  • November 30, 2012 at 2:00 am
    Mikefrombrooklyn says:
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    Who cares. I just want him to let me lick his booty

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  • November 30, 2012 at 2:10 am
    J. Vryheid says:
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    What a hot ass mess!

    Physically (this cover) and mentally Chris Brown is!

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  • November 30, 2012 at 2:44 am
    The real xoxo says:
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    Im tired of people saying ‘he has so much potential’
    He is 5 albums deep, Exclusive is as good as its gonna get.
    He and his team used MJ’s death to revive his career and i will never respect that.
    There are so many more talented unsigned male artists who would kill for the promotion this arrogant ungrateful boy gets.

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  • November 30, 2012 at 3:27 am
    Arie says:
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    Chris is bringing up some very important points but again nobody is listening, he is still learning what love really is or how to handle it. I believe Chris will reach his full potential with or without the media. He will not die no matter how much you guys wish it on him he will fullfill his destiny before he leaves this earth.

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  • November 30, 2012 at 3:38 am
    Blue says:
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    He has soo much potential as a back-up dancer, boy not a singer at all, that autotune machine doing more singing then him.

    his biggest mistake after the whole abuse thing was not going away for a year or two musically, maybe do a few public speeches, we see pic of him doing his community service, him doing a few shows here and there the when things had calm down and he had paid his dues then come back with an as kicking album(featuring his pal autotune).

    instead he threw tantrums and tried to go head to head with rihanna with his graffitti era.

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    EZ Replied:

    AMEN LOL

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  • November 30, 2012 at 11:01 am
    I&I(Bare Badness) says:
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    I hope he continues to get counseling. He has so much potential to be great, sigh!

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