Chris Brown knows just when to be in the spotlight and when to avoid it. The 25-year-old entertainer is on the cover of Billboard magazine’s latest issue as he pulls his shirt open on the cover giving his female fans just enough to fawn over.
In the magazine, Chris Brown talks about several things including his relationship with Rihanna, being in prison, living a public life, his growing faith and facing — finally — his demons.
Here’s what the 25-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag:
On if people will ever stop talking about him and Rihanna: “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.”
On what he learned in prison: ”My maturity level has risen as far as my realizing what’s important. Realizing that I’m human like everyone else. At the end of the day, it’s just a humbling experience. You’re more appreciative of everything else that’s on the outside. A burger tastes 1,000 times better when you’re out.”
On living life in the public eye: “Not everyone in the world is going to particularly love me. But I’m cool with that. As long as I love myself and my music, I’m fine. People are going to say what they want to say. I don’t look over my shoulder or wish I could turn back the hands of time. Life is a learning experience, so I’m learning as I go. I’m not walking around angry about anything. So you just have to let it be.”
For more from Chris, visit Billboard.com.