With the plethora of controversies surrounding him since his 2009 incident with ex-girlfriend Rihanna, Chris Brown has been fighting hard to regain his popularity. With the release of his latest album F.A.M.E., which debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 album chart, Brown feels triumphant, proving to critics that his career is not over.
“I don’t really think it’s a comeback album. I feel like it’s an album of triumph, like an underdog type of album,” Brown tells The Source Magazine for their Summer Heat issue. “It’s more of me showing and proving everybody wrong. I don’t think I ever went anywhere…”
Because of his past actions, Brown now has an assault conviction on his record and he finds it hard to really be himself.
“I recognize my music touches people and everything I do negative or positive affects people all over the world. So that’s definitely a blessing and a curse…,” says Brown. “The thing I dislike most about my life is living up to everybody’s expectations, never being able to be like, ‘F**k it,’ and do what I want to do, not care about someone’s opinion. As artists we’re opinionated, but we definitely do care about the public’s opinion because that’s our consumer.”