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Chris Brown Talks Jail and Working On His Anger Issues

Via Extra TV:

“Extra’s” Mario Lopez sat down with a very candid Chris Brown to talk about his new album, “X.” No topic was off limits. Chris opened up about his three-month stint in a Los Angeles jail earlier this year on a probation violation, calling it “a humbling experience.” “It was definitely one of the things I’ll never forget… I think for me it’s now about what’s the purpose and what’s the goal that Chris Brown as a person and Chris Brown as an artist is trying to portray.”

Mario asked what Chris learned about himself, “For me I just learned that nobody’s invincible, everybody’s equal, at the same time no amount of celebrity status, no amount of how many fans love you, no amount of anything can deter you away from the real if you make a mistake and nobody’s excusable… I think for me it was a humbling experience for me to become a man and mature.”

Chris is still working on himself and his anger, saying he really believes in therapy. “I see my therapist twice a week, it’s amazing and I was at first adamant about it, like, ‘I don’t want to go to therapy, I’m not going to talk to anybody,’ but as I went through it and kept talking, it’s actually very therapeutic.”

He added, “For me it was more of an opportunity for me to understand my feelings and understand what I was dealing with in my own life… at a time I didn’t know how to put those feelings out there, I didn’t know how to say it, I didn’t know how to express myself without it being anger or aggression because I felt a certain way, but now it’s more of me being able to control it and understand it.”

Chris is getting back into shape after gaining weight in jail, crediting dancing and cardio with helping him get back to his normal weight. “My normal weight is like 180, I was 215 when I got out of jail… I couldn’t fit in my jeans, fit in my clothes. I was scared to go out, I was like man, people will see me and I look fat so after a while I went and played a lot of basketball, a lot of cardio, we did the New Flame video, BET awards, a couple of other shows, I was always dancing, always dancing, trying to get my body back.”

Brown is getting personal with his music on “X,” talking about moving on. “In that song ‘X’ produced by Diplo, that’s one of my favorite ones… when I say that on the record it’s like moving on from the old negativity, or the old person I was back in the day. You know, whether it be old habits or just the bull that I used to put myself in all the time.”

Chris says he wanted to show his consistency with this album. “I wanted to be able to do music that defines Chris Brown, the 25-year-old.”

Chris Brown’s “X” album is available now.

Chris Brown Pleads Guilty to Assault

Chris Brown pleaded guilty today to misdemeanor assault, and was sentenced to time served. He only spent two days in a D.C. jail.

The assault occurred back in October, when Chris allegedly hit a man after he tried to get in a picture Chris was taking with two women. The singer was soon arrested, though he previously pleaded not guilty in the case.

Chris’ attorney, Danny Onorato, fought hard for Chris, saying that he had already been punished enough, reminding the court of the time the singer already spent in Jail and four months he spent receiving inpatient counseling. “To say that he’s been punished severely in this matter is an understatement,” Onorato said. Chris’ career has been on hold for almost a year, and he wanted to get back to work, putting this case behind him.

After his hearing, Chris only said: “I would like to say to the court that I’m sorry.”

I REALLY hope that Chris gets his act together. I’d rather hear about his music and career, versus dumb mistakes he makes off of anger.

Image via AP

Chris Brown Reveals “X” Tracklisting

He may have a drama-filled personal life, but there’s no denying Chris Brown’s talent. And fans will now get to hear some new music from the singer. Breezy recently unveiled the track list for his upcoming album, X, which features guest collaborations with R. Kelly, Akon, Kendrick Lamar and Brandy.

You’ve already heard the hits “Loyal” and “New Flame”, so will “X” spawn some more big hits for Brown?

Here is the full X track list:

1. “X”
2. “Add Me In”
3. “Loyal” (Feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga)
4. “New Flame” (Feat. Usher & Rick Ross)
5. “Songs On 12 Play” (Feat. Trey Songz)
6. “101 (Interlude)”
7. “Drown In It” (Feat. R. Kelly)
8. “Came To Do” (Feat. Akon)
9. “Stereotype”
10. “Time For Love”
11. “Lady In a Glass Dress (Interlude)”
12. “Autumn Leaves” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
13. “Do Better”
14. “See You Around”
15. “Don’t Be Gone Too Long”
16. “Body Shots”
17. “Want You To Want Me”

Deluxe Edition:
18. “Lost In Ya Love”
19. “Love More” (Feat. Nicki Minaj)
20. “Don’t Think They Know” (Feat. Aaliyah)
21. “Fine China”

Will you be checking out Chris Brown’s X album? I must admit, I am a huge Chris Brown fan (music-wise) and will more than likely be cranking this one up.

Karreuche Tran Opens Up About Chris Brown Relationship, Rihanna

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KARREUCHE TRAN, the girlfriend of hip-hop star Chris Brown, rumored to have split from Brown last week, opens up for the first time about her relationship with the singer on “Just Keke,” the new daily talk show hosted by dynamic actress, singer and activist Keke Palmer on Wednesday, July 16th. In an exclusive interview, Tran finally breaks her silence and speaks out about Brown’s publicly proclaimed love triangle between herself and pop superstar Rihanna. Plus, Tran reveals how she first met Brown, life in the public eye, her heartbreak and more.

Chris Brown’s Girlfriend, Karreuche Tran, Speaks Out For The First Time About Dating Chris Brown

Keke: Now I remember when you and I had a conversation right before everything started getting really crazy with Chris Brown. And I said to you, how is it? Is everything okay? And you were like, “Well it’s not me. It’s just my boyfriend’s a celebrity.” …I actually felt really bad in that time because you have a girl, who’s just a girl from California, who ends up falling in love with one of the big pop stars of our time. And you’re hit with all of this drama. I mean what was that like? Were you a bit down about it? Were your friends there for you? How did you find a way to really move forward through all of this and keep going?

Karreuche: Just keeping a level head and positivity. I’ve never dated a celebrity before so it was very new to me. Paparazzi and all that. And then, even the situation with Rihanna, you know the reason why people tuned into this so much was because it’s relatable. I have girlfriends, I have family who’s gone through the same situation. It’s the case of the ex. We all go through it, do you know what I’m saying? But, however…in this case my boyfriend is a celebrity who’s ex-gilrfriend is an even bigger {celebrity}…Do you know what I’m saying? So, not only am I fighting a battle with her, I’m fighting a battle with her 14 million fans or however else. So, imagine how that feels for me when I gotta get on Twitter and I see a whole bunch of stuff….

Keke: And people are trying to make you constantly prove yourself. I see that a lot. I’m like looking and your comments…

Karreuche: They make up all kind of crazy stuff and it’s like they know nothing about me. But, you know, because they know nothing about me, because I stay so mute sometimes, that leaves open space for them to say whatever they want….

Keke: What would you say the hardest part of it all was for you?

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Karreuche: Um, jeez. I guess I would say the heartbreak because it was a real situation….

Karreuche starts to cry.

Keke: What was the heartbreak, mami? It’s okay, we can take a second…We all feel you, we all feel you.

Karreuche: Yeah, it was a real life situation….

You know, I do feel bad for this girl in a way. Why she kept going back to Breezy though has me confused? Did she think that she could maybe change this guy?

Kanye West Set To Call Off Wedding Because Kim Had Sparks With Chris Brown?

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We all know Kanye West can be a diva in his own right and I can totally see him freaking out over anyone his wife-to-be Kim Kardashian has been with. Well apparently there is a rumor going around that Kim once had stars in her eyes for bad boy Chris Brown.

Radaronline.com is reporting that Yeezy

is “so upset he might even consider calling off the wedding if she ever speaks to Brown again, according to one source!

“Even though the encounter between Kim and Chris happened long before Kanye came on the scene, being Kanye, he’s still intensely jealous,” a Kardashian insider told Radar.

West was shocked to learn that “Kim and Chris, both unattached at the time, met up to talk about promotional stuff and hear what he had in mind in terms of merchandising and licensing for his new record.

“There were definite sparks, but she insisted to Kanye that nothing happened between them.

“That hasn’t stopped Kanye from having a major jealous meltdown,” the source added.

Well that certainly doesn’t mean that Kim gave it up to Brown. But we all know how Kim is and how she operates so anything is possible. So who knows what really happened! The truth of the matter is, the past is the past and now that she has a solid bank account because of her association with West, she’s good. Sad part is, if West is freaking out now about this, this marriage isn’t going to last and it hasn’t even happened yet!

On a lighter note, can you imagine a Breezy, West, Kardashian love triangle?!! You know that would NOT end well.

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Chris Brown To Be In Jail For At Least 30 Days!

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Chris Brown is in jail after being kicked out of rehab, but get this, he will have to STAY IN JAIL until April 23rd! Brown had court today in a bid to win release, but this time he was shut down!

For all of you not in the loop, Breezy was arrested on Friday after he got kicked out of rehab. The judge had ordered Brown to stay in rehab while he decided Brown had violated his probation in the Rihanna case. After he got kicked out of rehab, Brown was immediately arrested.

In court today, TMZ reports that “the judge said Chris had an “inability to stay out of trouble.” Hizzoner was especially concerned at a statement Chris made at the rehab joint, “I am good at using guns and knives.”

So Chris will sit in jail until April 23rd! A probation violation hearing will take place on April 23rd and if he is convicted he is in deep doo doo.

Possibility? Four years of jail!!!!

So many are wanting to know why he was kicked out of rehab. Well, apparently there were three reasons.

1. He violated a rule made specifically for him…stay at least TWO feet away from every woman in the facility.

2. Initially refusing a random drug test. He eventually did take the test and it came back clean.

3. He talked smack about rehab during a group therapy session.

BOOM!

So as of the moment, Chris Brown is sitting behind bars!

I wonder what Rihanna thinks…

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Chris Brown Arrested, In Jail With NO BAIL!

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Welp, Chris Brown has been arrested, is in jail now and is being held WITHOUT bail! Sucks to be him about now. But as I always say, Karma is a fierce bitch with an attitude and eventually, even if you are a celebrity with a lot of money and power, will track you down…kick you in the cooter…and give you the biggest wedgie that will have you going commando for life.

TMZ is reporting that Brown violated a judge’s order by getting kicked out of a rehab facility he has been living for nearly four months. It is being said that Brown was thrown out of rehab for violating “internal rules”. What rules those were, we are not for certain at this point. But, they must have been bad enough for him to get kicked out!

The same judge that has been dealing with Brown in the case with Rihanna ordered Chris to live in the Malibu rehab facility for 90 days to get anger management therapy, and he did complete the program earlier this month. However, because of the Washington D.C. assault incident, the judge modified the order for Chris to stay in the facility a little longer. The deal included if Chris left rehab, he would go directly to jail. Do not pass go, do not collect $200!

Brown was previously thrown out of a different rehab facility for throwing a rock at his mom’s car window.

It will be interesting to see what happens next!

There’s A Reason For The Madness: Chris Brown Is Bi-Polar

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There is a reason for all the cray cray-ness that spews out of Chris Brown on a whim. According to new court documents, Chris Brown has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, severe insomnia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Well, this definitely explains a lot. Wow.

Brown was in court yesterday for a progress hearing and documents were filed by the facility where Brown just completed 95 days of anger management therapy.

The legal documents also indicated that Brown was self-medicating inappropriately. Um, ya think? The facility writes, “Mr. Brown became aggressive and acted out physically due to his untreated mental health disorder, severe sleep deprivation, inappropriate self-medicating and untreated PTSD.” The letter says Chris is now on meds for the bipolar and other conditions.

Let’s see if some meds help even his temper out.

According to the letter, Breezy has learned relaxation exercises to calm himself and he’s tested negative for drugs, including weed, since he’s been there. And apparently he’s doing really well, working hard and being complacent.

Well I hope that he is getting better for his own sake, for pete’s sake. He’s had a rough go of it.

Chris Brown Prepping Two New Albums for the Summer

2013 was not the greatest year for Chris Brown, especially after that arrest for alleged assault in Washington, D.C. back in October. Since then, however, he’s been flying under the radar for the most part, which is a very good thing.

Meanwhile, Team Breezy has been patiently waiting for the release of Chris’ new album, X, which he insists is on the way! In fact, he’s giving them TWO new albums, X and an LP version of last year’s mixtape Fan of a Fan, and they’re being released this summer! The singer tweeted:

In spite of everything, I consider Chris to be a great talent, so I’m actually kind of excited to see what he’s come up with!  Summer’s right around the corner! 

Image via VEVO

Chris Brown: Sued!!

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This bastard just cannot seem to stay out of the headlines for bad behavior. As he goes back and forth between rehab and jail, there’s a lawsuit that has just been slapped his way, courtesy of Frank Ocean’s cousin!

$3 million dollars in lawsuit to be exact!

Sha’Keir Duarte is the man that was roughed up back in January in West Hollywood by some of Chris’ henchmen and now that the dust has settled, it’s time for that inevitable lawsuit.

-$1,000,000 for pain, suffering and inconvenience
-$1,000,000 for emotional distress
-$1,000,000 for punitive damages
-plus, another $60K for medical expenses

You know, we could handle our pain and suffering for a lot less, but we digress. Anyway, the Brown camp is doing what it does best – fighting back wit their own countersuit, alleging that they were provoked into whoopin’ Duarte.
Who cares to wager that this fiasco is settled out of court as well?

Oh, Chris Brown! The hits just keep on coming. And by hits, we don’t mean Billboard!

additional reporting: A. Neff King

Chris Brown Is Headed for Rehab

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Because as we all know, it has worked wonders for him and other celebrities in the past.

Fresh on the heels of his latest beatdown, Chris Brown’s team is working overtime to keep him out of the clink for violating the terms of his probation regarding pop singer Rihanna by throwing him into a Malibu rehabilitation center that specializes in helping people with their anger management issues. How long is Brown reportedly staying in the center remains to be seen, but early word is that it is around three months.

Mark Geragos, attorney to the stars (remember that Winona Ryder case? That’s him!), is placing Chris in this treatment center because he is allegedly certain the judge will revoke the probation and then put Brown behind bars. Let’s see if this obvious PR move gets any goodwill thrown Chris’ way.

We prefer the kind of rehab that tends to stick a bit longer.

It’s called prison.

additional reporting: A. Neff King

Chris Brown Has Some Issues With Jay-Z

Inside the October 14th issue, Chris Brown opens up to JET magazine about his troubled past, personal growth, what it takes to be Chris Brown, his relationships with Rihanna and Karrueche and why he has beef with Jay-Z.

Check out some of the highlights from the interview below:

On his beef with the media

“The media is full of yellow journalism. A lot of things I say, they will flip it. Instead of them getting off on all the positive stuff that I do, they will bring out the negative and draw out that story.”

On his beef with Jay-Z

“No disrespect, because I’m a fan, but nobody brings up the fact that [Jay Z] stabbed somebody and sold drugs. He gets a pass.”

On Trayvon Martin

“I identify with Trayvon 100 percent as far as living in 2013 and still dealing with blatant racism. This generation is so used to racism that it’s normal; we don’t care. We aren’t on drugs or catching AIDS, but they still look at us as ni**as.”

On controlling his anger issues

“You have to go through the struggle before you can get to the good part. I don’t try to lash out at people, or be as mad or impulsive as I used to be. I got to the point where it’s only so much you can take from the master, you feel me? I’ve taken my fair share of lashings.”

On his relationships with Karrueche Tran & Rihanna

“Relationships are the most difficult part. That’s why I was honest with those two girls and I put out that video. My ex and I broke up because of the “situation” and she had moved on. I fell in love with another girl. Then my ex came back, so it was like, ‘What is a man to do?’ I told them both the truth. I didn’t do the sucker role.”

Chris Brown Goes Off On Twitter About Community Service Sentence

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Chris Brown is pissed off, and had to let the world know! The singer took to Twitter last night, venting about the verdict at his last court hearing, which requires  him to complete an additional 1,000 hours of community service!

Earlier this summer, his probation was revoked when he was accused of that hit-and-run, but the case was dismissed. His probation was reinstated AFTER he agree to do the service! Prosecutors already allege that Chris never did his original 1,000 hours in the first place. It was unfair and dumb, yes. And Chris got on Twitter and Team Breezy and everybody else know how he felt about it!

rs_560x415-130822185437-1024.CBrown.ms.082213_copyMoments before, Chris also sent out some tweets toward rappers, though not naming anyone. “Most of the rap n—– make me sick! All political! It’s hip hop. All that gangsta s— y’all talk in y’all records…Boof!” Another tweet said, “Grow some balls and y’all not being fashionable wit y’all grandmother’s curtains on. Any problems… See my “by myself'”

I like Chris. I really, really do, but somebody needs to take his phone away from him for good. I understand needing to vent, but on Twitter yet again? Christopher, it’s time to grow up. When you do stuff like this, the only people who really sympathize with you are your stans. Maybe that’s what you want, but if you’re oh so mad about the system, how about you get involved to  try to change it? Twitter rants that you KNOW are only going to draw negative attention to yourself isn’t going to do anything! If anything that makes people hate you even more.

I checked this morning, and surprisingly, no one from Chris’ team has made him delete the tweets yet. Normally they’re on top of this stuff, because no one ever knows what’s liable to fly out of this guy’s mouth! Chris, I respect you as an artist, but I need you to get it together. Do this service, and try to move forward with your life as best as you can. Probation is up next year around this time, so try to just stay under the radar, including with your tweets!

Images via Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images / Twitter

Tina Turner: Love’s Got EVERYTHING to Do With It

Proving herself to be THE ultimate cougar of all time, the Queen of Rock, Tina Turner, has finally allowed her man of the last nearly 30 years to put a ring on it. German producer Erwin Bach married Tina Turner in a civil ceremony in Switzerland with a Buddhist celebration planned on Lake Zurich on Sunday.

Ike who?

For those that are not up on their music history, Tina Turner was married to the original Chris Brown of his era, Ike Turner, until 1976, when she left him after severe spousal abuse (are you reading this Rihanna?!) and never looked back. This is the second marriage for Turner and probably her last. Whoever said life doesn’t get better with age obviously hasn’t taken a look at Tina Turner’s lifetina-turner-erwin-bach.

Or her legs.

Congrats to the couple!

additional reporting: A. Neff King

Chris Brown: Hit and Run Fun

Chris Brown’s victim has obviously been paid a little something something under the table, because she is siding with him over a car accident that could have him in the slammer in relation to his current probation. In other words, Mr. Brown may be going down! And in typical whiny ass fashion, Chris is running to his Twitter account as if someone cares…

“I did everything I was suppose to do during the so called hit n run, I provided the correct info. There were no injuries or damages. C’mon!!”

In the worst case scenario, Chris may be seeing a bit of cell time because he is still on probation for beating down his on again/off-again piece Rihanna.
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See what happens when you break the law people?!
This is a hit and run that Chris may not be able to wiggle out of!

Stay tuned!

additional reporting: A. Neff King