Chris Brown is back in the spotlight following the release of his third solo album Graffiti, heavy on the promo grind for his new movie Takers. The “Deuces” singer joined co-star Idris Elba yesterday on BET’s “106 & Park” to discuss the film, rocking a form-fitting red plaid cardigan over a white tee, cutoff jean shorts and beige kicks. And while the entertainer also discussed his music career, Roc Nation recording artist J. Cole was on hand to perform “Who Dat,” the first single off his upcoming major label debut.
Brown spoke with Terrence and Rocsi, discussing the recent success of his new single “Deuces.” “It’s unbelievable,” he said of the song, which currently sits at number five on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. He also revealed that he had just come from his record label to show the video for “Matrix,” which will be released soon.
He also discussed working with Tyga on their recent joint release mixtape, Fan of a Fan, sharing its origins. “I’ve always been a fan of Young Money,” he said, shouting out, “Free Weezy.” “I met him in L.A. a couple of times, and we always hung out and I had the ‘In My Zone’ mixtape out, so he was like ‘Yo, it’s hot, let’s do our own.'”
The 21-year-old also cleared up any confusion about the rumors of a tour with Usher, discussing that he hasn’t ruled it out for the future – but it isn’t in the cards for right now. “At first we was talking about it, but I think maybe it’s something in the future,” he said. “But right now, I’m gonna do the whole Chris Breezy thing.”
And while critics suspected that Brown faked tears during his BET Awards Michael Jackson tribute, Brown insisted that they were genuine. “A lot of people don’t know I was going to see Michael Jackson the day he died. When I heard ‘Man in the Mirror,’ the words started speaking to me in my personal life.”
“It wasn’t fake,” he said before rocking out to Cali Swag District’s “Dougie.” “Everything was genuine. I think that was my ultimate apology, hands down.”