Chris Brown

Sep
12
Video: Chris Brown f/ Ariana Grande – ‘Don’t Be Gone Too Long’

Chris Brown and Ariana Grande

Chris Brown sparks a new flame with Ariana Grande in the long-awaited video for their pop-dance collaboration “Don’t Be Gone Too Long.” The medieval-themed clip, directed by Brown, was shot earlier this year, but was put on hold after Chris’ jail sentence.

The pop superstars show off their chemistry in the romantic scenes. Ariana plays a princess, who falls in love with Chris, but the kingdom does not approve of their relationship. Breezy is captured and locked away, but nothing can keep them apart. He eventually manages to escape and return to his love.

A version of the song without Ariana appears on Chris’ album X, which drops Tuesday.

Watch their forbidden love story unfold.

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Sep
12
Chris Brown Offers Advice to Ray Rice

Chris Brown and Ray Rice

Ray Rice has dominated the headlines after a video leaked showing him assaulting his then-fiancée and now wife Janay Rice. He has since been cut by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely from the NFL.

MTV News asked Chris Brown, who was sentenced to five years of probation for assaulting Rihanna, what advice he would give to Rice or anyone dealing with domestic violence.

“I think it’s all about the choices you make,” said Breezy. “With me, I deal with a lot of anger issues from my past— not knowing how to express myself verbally and at the same time not knowing how to cope with my emotions and deal with them and understand what they are.”

He’s been able to move past his problems by seeking help. “I think help is great,” he added. “I still talk to my therapist twice a week, and it helps me to…if I’m frustrated and I’m dealing with something, to vent and say what I’m going through so I can hear from an actual clinical person, ‘this is how you should react,’ or ‘it’s good to feel this way because feelings, emotions, and energy are supposed to come and go.’ It’s not supposed to stay there, you’re not supposed to keep it inside, because it’ll bottle up and you’ll become a monster.”

But he stopped short of passing judgement. “To Ray, or anybody else—because I’m not better than the next man—I can just say I’ve been down that road. I deal with situations and I’ve made my mistakes too, but it’s all about how you push forward and how you control yourself.”

Hear Breezy’s advice for Rice below.

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Sep
12
Chris Brown Opens Up About Squashing Beef with Drake

Chris Brown and Drake

Chris Brown is done holding grudges. Following his release from jail in June, the “Loyal” singer has patched things up with Drake and is moving forward with his career.

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Sep
11
Chris Brown Performs on ‘The Tonight Show’

Chris Brown

Breezy’s back. Chris Brown lit up late night with an electrifying performance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Thursday. Backed by The Roots and dressed in all red, the R&B superstar performed the Diplo-produced title track off his upcoming album X and his hit single “Loyal,” wowing with his smooth vocals and fancy footwork.

Due September 16, X features an all-star roster including Kendrick Lamar, Brandy, R. Kelly, Usher, Rick Ross, Jhené Aiko, Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj, and more.

He will celebrate the album release with an appearance on “106 & Park” on Tuesday.

See Breezy get back to business.

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Sep
11
New Music: Chris Brown f/ Kendrick Lamar – ‘Autumn Leaves’

Chris Brown and Kendrick Lamar

In just five days, Chris Brown will release his sixth album X. The star-studded set features appearances from Usher, Rick Ross, Brandy, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Jhené Aiko, R. Kelly, Trey Songz, and Kendrick Lamar, who appears on the dark ballad “Autumn Leaves,” produced by B.A.M. and RoccStar.

A somber Breezy sings about the demise of a relationship: “Before I sleep I talk to God / He must be mad with me, it’s coming / I’m confused who I’ll spend my forever with.”

K-Dot shares words of wisdom on his introspective verse. “When you make mistakes the most, one day it will make you grow,” he raps.

“I picked Kendrick because his subject matter as a lyricist is beyond everybody else’s,” Chris told Rolling Stone. “There’s a substance to what he says.”

X arrives September 16. Listen to their chilling collaboration below.

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Sep
5
Chris Brown Opens Up About Jail, Rihanna, & Life Lessons

Chris Brown

In the past year, Chris Brown has shied away from the press. But in anticipation of his upcoming sixth album X on September 16, the R&B superstar broke his silence to Billboard in an exclusive interview.

While putting the finishing touches on X at Chalice Recording Studios in Hollywood, the “Loyal” singer opened up about life behind bars. He said that he did not write any songs while incarcerated (“Jail isn’t a place of many creative spirits”), and instead passed his time by drawing and sketching.

He described his 108 days in custody as a “humbling experience,” and learned to appreciate his loved ones (and even simple things like food).

He admitted that he has made mistakes, but doesn’t want to be defined by his troubled past. “I can say that I try to live my life in the most true, honest way that I can,” said Brown. “I am not perfect, no one is. No one is harder on me than me. No one can please everyone. No one can live in the past and expect to grow. I have been moving forward and hope that I am not defined by just a few moments in my life but all of the moments that will make up my life.”

Plus, find out what he had to say about his relationship with Rihanna and whether he considers himself a role model.

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Sep
5
New Music: Bobby Shmurda f/ Chris Brown, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, Yo Gotti, & Rowdy Rebel – ‘Hot Ni**a (Remix)’

Hot Nigga (Remix)

After getting the remix treatment from Lil’ Kim, French Montana, and Jeezy, Bobby Shmurda drops the official remix to his single “Hot Nigga” featuring Chris Brown, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, Yo Gotti, and Rowdy Rebel.

Over the Jahlil Beats production, Fab reps for the BK and Jada shouts out D-Block, but it’s Breezy’s verse that packs the most punch.

“Fresh up out the county, I done did a little bid / Let the po-pos run up on me, I won’t tell them coppers shit,” he raps, adding, “You keep talkin’ that shit, I’ll knock you out / A ni**a be pickin’ you up off of the ground for thinking you Tupac.”

Who had the best verse? Listen and weigh in below.

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