Chris Brown may be busy gearing up for the release of his highly-anticipated studio album, Royalty, but that doesn’t mean Chris Brown isn’t taking some time to reflect on his past relationships.
In a new interview with Hot 97‘s Ness Nitty to promote Royalty, Chris Brown opens up about his newfound role as a father to his 1-year-old daughter, while also setting the record straight about the confusion surrounding his album’s delayed release.
During Chris Brown’s 30-minute interview, Chris Brown admits that his seventh studio album will be dropping on December 18, despite a widely reported November 27 release date.
While Brown didn’t discuss his decision to delay Royalty‘s release, rumors have suggested that Chris Brown didn’t want to compete with Adele’s 25 or ex-girlfriend Rihanna’s impending Anti album that is rumored to drop on Black Friday.
Speaking of his former relationship with Rihanna, Chris Brown didn’t hold back when it came to answering Nitty’s pressing questions regarding his past romance with Rihanna and most-recent ex-girlfriend, Karrueche Tran.
Earlier this year, Karrueche Tran revealed in an interview with BBC Newsbeat that she is having difficulty finding work in the entertainment industry due to her association and former tumultuous relationship with Chris Brown.
“I’ll be honest about it. If it did hinder anybody’s job, or anything that I’ve done with anybody, I make mistakes and I’m totally in acceptance for any wrongs that I’ve done,” Chris Brown admits.
Chris Brown continues, “I can only wish and hope for the best for that person. Whoever I’ve messed up … their lives, their jobs … hindered or whatever the case may be, I can only apologize if that’s how they feel.”
After apologizing to Karrueche Tran for allegedly hindering her ability to move on with her career, Chris Brown responds to Rihanna’s recent interview with Vanity Fair in which Rihanna explained her decision to reconcile with Chris Brown despite his violent attack on her in 2009.
In response to Rihanna’s comments, Chris Brown admits that he’s at a point in his life where he doesn’t want to dwell on the negativity or speak on his past relationship with Rihanna and is rather focused on himself, his daughter, and his career.
“Where I’m at in my life, it doesn’t consist of me making a play or being negative or even speaking on certain people or even having an issue to speak on … I really have to focus on me and just wish everybody else the best,” Brown explains.
While Chris Brown may be eager to move on from his past mistakes with Karrueche Tran and Rihanna, it appears Chris Brown is still drawing inspiration from his former relationships for his new album.
Last week, Chris Brown seemingly threw shade at ex-girlfriend Karrueche when he uploaded a video of himself singing and dancing along to a new song that he’s working on. In the track, Chris Brown sings about how he “used to be in love” with a former flame before the girl went on to Hollywood to “tryna get your name up.”
The track, which currently remains untitled, is widely believed to have been inspired by Karrueche Tran, and even prompted Tran to release her own video response to Instagram, in which she called Brown’s new track “petty.”
Chris Brown’s new album, Royalty, will be available for pre-sale on November 27 and will see a full retail release on December 18.
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