Perhaps Chris Brown should take his own advice and cease all communication with the media. It’s clear this manchild is trying to appear a changed man, but one sentence out of his mouth will convince you otherwise. The good boy gone bad sat down for a therapy session disguised as an interview with The Guardian and spoke candidly about his premature sexual experiences. Using his hometown Tappahannock, VA as a backdrop, Brown nonchalantly spoke of hanging with the big boys and behaving badly. Sure, watching porn and running the streets may be typical behavior for an easily influenced adolescent, but “losing your virginity” at eight years old is far from that.
“It’s different in the country. By that point, we were already kind of like hot to trot, you know what I’m saying? Like, girls, we weren’t afraid to talk to them; I wasn’t afraid,” he says with a laugh (!). “So, at eight, being able to do it, it kind of preps you for the long run, so you can be a beast at it. You can be the best at it…Prince was, like, the guy. I’m just that, today. But most women won’t have any complaints if they’ve been with me. They can’t really complain. It’s all good.”
Whether his laugh is meant to disguise pain or intentional, an 8-year old having sex with a 15-year old does not equate courage or “beast-like” behavior—it’s rape. Perhaps we fail to realize this because of the gender role reversal, but newsflash: boys are abused, too, even when they fail to realize it. In fact, connecting that with his adult sex life as a positive experience is not only deplorable, but it tells younger fans that doing the deed early means an enhanced game in your twentys.
And note to Chris: Prince’s sex appeal was fueled by his unique talent and creativity; not the number of notches in his bedpost.
In fact, wouldn’t Chris be better off if he modeled his career after the “Artist Formerly Known As…?” While I do agree Chris is pigeonholed for his mistakes in comparison to other celebrities, calling community service hours “fricking bananas” and the DA’s decision a “power trip” isn’t a question of free speech, but another way to pin your circumstances on someone else. Sometimes, growing up means accepting the fact that everyone won’t accept change, and being okay with that. Unfortunately, Chris hasn’t mastered the latter part.
Honestly, it pains me to shed light on Brown’s misfires, but I have to ask: when will he learn?
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