Chris Brown Warns Artists ‘Don’t Go On No Hiatus,’ Defends Justin Bieber?

If a recording artist like Rihanna or Lady Gaga goes on hiatus is it a wrap for them when they try to come back? According to Chris Brown, in today's industry people are hungry and going on a hiatus is not a good idea.

Chris talked about that briefly when appearing on Funkmaster Flex's Hot 97 radio show Monday, claiming "Don't go on no hiatus. It's a wrap."

While he didn't elaborate any further, though he didn't really have to, he spoke at length about his friend and fellow artist Justin Bieber's current "struggles" with the media, police and more.

"I can feel for how he's feeling. Like right now, he's probably dealing with his own stuff. Just being a man. He's only 18," Chris Brown said, defending Bieber. "Just like when I went through my situation. I was 18. I understand what he's going through. I'm not sitting here like 'Oh, he's bad'. He's not that kid. He actually loves his music. He's just misguided right now."

Chris Brown went on to blame the press for being aggressive and said the only thing Bieber can really do is pray about it, like he does.

"At the end of the day, I just pray for myself and pray for everybody self. He gone get through it though. He got that ability," said Chris Brown.

In related news, Chris Brown has released the anticipated single and music video for "Fine China."