Rapper Chris Brown has been in the news a lot recently following the revelations that he was raped by a 14-year-old girl when he was just eight years old.
The strange thing about the piece published on Brown in the British publication, The Guardian, was the way he described the incident to the writer, Decca Aitkenhead:
He lost his virginity when he was eight years old, to a local girl who was 14 or 15. Seriously? “Yeah, really. Uh-huh.” He grins and chuckles. “It’s different in the country.” Brown grew up with a great gang of boy cousins, and they watched so much porn that he was raring to go. “By that point, we were already kind of like hot to trot, you know what I’m saying? Like, girls, we weren’t afraid to talk to them; I wasn’t afraid. So, at eight, being able to do it, it kind of preps you for the long run, so you can be a beast at it. You can be the best at it.”
So in short, Chris Brown seems to be in denial about the fact he was raped by a young teenager when he was just a kid. It is widely known that Brown abused his ex-girlfriend Rhianna on a few occasions.
The new information about Brown’s childhood rape have had many commentators asking speculating as to whether that childhood incident has a connection with Brown’s abusive behaviour in later life.
Brown may say that it is “different in the country” but that’s not what the state law says. In Virginia where he grew up anyone who has sexual intercourse with a minor under the age of 13 is subject to five years to life in prison.
On top of that, the fact that his older brothers and other family members and friends subjected the young Chris Brown to pornography is in itself a crime and a form of child abuse.
What do you think about the way Chris Brown describes his childhood experiences with sex? Is it clear to you that he was raped and do you think that may have caused him to become abusive to woman later in life? Share your thoughts on the matter in the feed below.