Chris Brown Covers Billboard Magazine & We Hate The Photo

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As much as we love Chris Brown, there’s something not so amazing about his Billboard Magazine cover. However, the “New Flame” singer is opening up about Rihanna, his stint in jail, new album “X” and his loyal fan base in the issue that hit stands this week.

“I realize that what I do for a living opens my life to public scrutiny and that I have a responsibility to everyone because of that exposure,” Brown told Billboard. “I can say that I am only human and I have made mistakes. I can say that I try to live my life in the most true, honest way that I can. 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.”

Chris and Rihanna have both moved on from their very public relationship and the domestic violence incident that still plagues their careers, yet it is a topic of conversation that comes up often in interviews. Chris revealed that he does think there will be a time when people won’t care anymore.

“When we’re not relevant anymore, that might be the case. As long as you’re doing something good, people will always bring up old stuff or negative stuff because they don’t want you to surpass a certain level or elevate. But as long as you have your head on straight, it shouldn’t matter what people want to say.”

As far as being a role model, Breezy thinks his mistakes are living examples for those watching. “As far as my mistakes in life, that’s being a role model, because people can see my mistakes and learn from them. I’ve gone through more stuff than most 35- or 40-year-olds, and I’ve dealt with it. As far as becoming a man in the public eye, continuing to persevere and stay positive throughout trials and tribulations … that’s the only thing I’d say contributes to my being a role model. If kids look up to me, that’s amazing; great. As far as me as an artist and a person, I always want to exude positivity. But as far as saying, “Hey, I’m a role model, I’m the best of this,” I take the humble approach and let people make that decision for themselves.

Pick up Breezy’s album “X” in-stores September 13.

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