Chris Brown

Oct
31
Chris Brown Talks Jail, Lean Addiction, Rihanna, & Drake with Ebro

Chris Brown

Chris Brown stopped by Hot 97′s “Ebro in the Morning” on Friday for an in-depth interview. The “Loyal” singer, who recently settled his lawsuits including the one in D.C., opened up about everything from his past with Rihanna to squashing his beef with Drake to his time in jail.

During his sit-down with Ebro, Peter Rosenberg, and Laura Stylez, Breezy admitted that he was unsure where his career would take him after jail. “Once you do that, it kinda makes you mature faster and see what’s really important and what your focus is and what you gotta do in your career,” he said.

It was Drake’s camp who initially reached out about the ESPYS skit. So far, Nicki’s single “Only” is the only collaboration the two have recorded. When asked if there will be more he said, “Hopefully. They gotta cut the check.”

The most Chris charges for a feature is $250,000, and he demands a cut of the publishing. “If I’ma give you a No. 1, I need to capitalize off it as well,” he said.

He claimed that he lost $20 million in endorsements due to his bad reputation, but said that he makes 50 percent of all sales off his album.

He and Trey Songz are gearing up to launch their joint tour. The tour does not have a title, but he has been considering “One Night Stand” and “The Morning After” as potential names for the two-hour show.

He also revealed that he was addicted to lean (“the hood cocktail”) and found it impairing his work. “I was turning up. I was off the syrup and Xanax,” he said. “It wasn’t conducive to me. I was falling asleep on video sets, I was cussing people out randomly, I was doing crazy stuff.”

Through his trials and tribulations, he’s learned to be comfortable in his own skin. “I don’t have to prove myself,” said Chris. “I’m comfortable being a singing, dancing, painting, great guy. I don’t have to be tough.”

Plus, hear what he had to say about his girlfriend of four-and-a-half years Karrueche Tran, battling Usher in a dance-off, and what he fears most.

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Oct
28
New Music: Teyana Taylor f/ Chris Brown – ‘Do Not Disturb’

Do Not Disturb

With a week to go until her first album VII hits stores, Teyana Taylor unlocks her steamy duet with Chris Brown, “Do Not Disturb.” The R&B crooners take it nice and slow while trading tantalizing verses on the bedroom burner, for which she previously premiered a video.

“It’s one of those slow animated songs,” G.O.O.D. Music’s First Lady told Rap-Up TV of the sex-drenched collaboration.

Teyana also heats up the screen in the video snippet for “Request,” the latest release in her #TeyanaTuesdays series. A blonde Teyana fogs up the phone booth while making a call to her lover.

Due November 4, VII features production from Bangladesh, Harmony, Boi-1da, Hit-Boy, and The Order, with appearances from Pusha T, Yo Gotti, and Fabolous.

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Oct
28
New Music: Nicki Minaj f/ Drake, Lil Wayne, & Chris Brown – ‘Only’

Only

She broke chart and VEVO records with “Anaconda,” and now Nicki Minaj keeps winning with “Only,” the third single off The PinkPrint. The First Lady of Young Money assembles an all-star team of Drake, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown for the track, produced by Dr. Luke, Cirkut, and J Mike.

Her Minajesty takes charge on her opening verse, telling people to stop worrying if her butt is fake, while Drake admits his obsession for “BBW” girls and his labelmate.

“I never fu**ed Nicki ’cause she got a man, but when that’s over, then I’m first in line,” he quips over the tinkering beat.

Nicki’s third album The PinkPrint has been pushed from November 24 to December 15.

Does she have another hit on her hands? Listen below.

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Oct
26
Nicki Minaj Taps Drake, Lil Wayne, & Chris Brown for New Single ‘Only’

Only

After going platinum with “Anaconda” (which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100), Nicki Minaj is readying the follow-up to her Sir Mix-a-Lot-sampled smash. Her Minajesty has announced “Only” as the third single off her upcoming album The PinkPrint. It features a trifecta of superstars including Drake, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown.

The song drops Tuesday, October 28. Nicki took to Instagram to reveal the illustrated artwork, which shows Young Money’s First Lady in a superhero catsuit, Drake as the pope, and Weezy in a suit and tie.

Her third album The PinkPrint is due November 24. “I think the album is so classic,” said Nicki, who will host the MTV EMA in Glasgow on November 9. “It’s gonna feel so good and I think it will probably be something that female rappers look to as a PinkPrint for years to come.”

This marks Drake and Breezy’s first collaboration since their infamous club fight in June 2012. The two were seen in the studio over the summer working on new music.

Oct
24
Rap-Up TV: T.I. Talks Chris Brown Collaboration, Signing Troy Ave

With his ninth album Paperwork in stores this week, T.I. celebrated its release with a concert for iHeartRadio on Thursday in Burbank, Calif. Before hitting the Honda Stage to perform his hits including “Bring ‘Em Out,” “Live Your Life,” and “About the Money,” the King caught up with Rap-Up TV to discuss collaborating with Chris Brown on the raunchy bedroom banger “Private Show.”

“We wanted to make grown women cream themselves. I think that was the pure, definite intention behind the record,” said Tip. “I think that we were both kinda trying to one-up one another: ‘You’re not gonna make a girl cream before me. I’m gonna say something that you didn’t say and it’s gonna make her feel a way that you didn’t make her feel.’ We just kinda continued that volley back and forth and then we had a little ball of inappropriate innuendos at the end of it called ‘Private Show.’”

Earlier this week, Troy Ave fueled speculation that he signed to T.I.’s Grand Hustle label by appearing on the Hustle Gang remix to DeJ Loaf’s “Try Me” alongside Tip and Trae Tha Truth. While a contract may not be finalized, T.I. considers Troy to be Hustle Gang.

“Never mind the paperwork, I can’t really speak for the deals or the solidification of a professional relationship, but personally he’s definitely Hustle Gang. That’s something that I feel comfortable saying.”

He praised the Brooklyn rapper, who was among this year’s XXL Freshman Class. “He’s a solid cat,” said Tip. “He has something that New York has been missing for quite some time and he’s not afraid to be a New Yorker. I salute him for that early on.”

T.I. is battling it out against Logic on next week’s charts, but sales are not his priority anymore. “Don’t get me wrong, everybody wants to do well in everything that they do, but at the same time you have to judge yourself based on a scale of the statistics of what’s considered normal or acceptable for today. Ultimately the fans receiving it and really being able to relate to the music and really appreciating it as much as we appreciated putting it together, that is more important to us at this point in time.”

The multi-tasking mogul doesn’t plan to slow down anytime soon. He will star in the upcoming Marvel movie Ant Man and has already chosen titles for his next two albums, Paperwork: The Return and Paperwork: Love and Liability.

Oct
23
Chris Brown Appears in Court for Progress Hearing

Chris Brown

Chris Brown was back in an L.A. courtroom on Thursday for a progress report hearing in the Rihanna assault case. According to TMZ, his community labor was increased to four days a week, so he can finish his required hours by January.

A somber-looking Chris joined his lawyer Mark Geragos as he faced the judge, who also mentioned that he violated his probation by getting a speeding ticket.

With his new schedule (community service typically lasts eight hours a day), he won’t have much time to rehearse for his upcoming tour with Trey Songz.

The R&B superstars are scheduled to hit the road with Tyga in the months ahead. Breezy will also open the Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas on November 7 and perform with Trigga at Power 106′s Cali Christmas on December 5.

Earlier in the week, he joined Karrueche, Kanye West, and Big Sean at Teyana Taylor’s album listening party in L.A.

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Oct
21
Chris Brown, Jodeci to Perform at Soul Train Awards

Chris Brown

There will be peace, love, and Breezy at the Soul Train Awards. Chris Brown is set to open this year’s show with a thrilling performance.

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