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Chris Brown Interview Magazine

Chris Brown Interview Magazine

Ciara :: Guy artists, y’all get it bad. What crazy fan experiences have you had?
Chris Brown ::
I like to interact with a crowd, so I’ll touch hands and wink at the girls and talk. I was in D.C. doing a show, and I got too close. They started at my shoestrings, then they started going at my shorts, my jacket, and then, you know, they pulled me into the crowd.
C :: Did you panic?
CB ::
Nan. I called to security and they threw me back onstage. By that time my clothes were halfway ripped off, and I was basically molested. [laughs]

FORGET USHER, CHRIS BROWN, PLEASE!  With his velvet voice, hard-charging debut, and solid-gold dance moves, Chris Brown is changing the face of R&B. Charging through European tours, engaging in dance-offs at clubs, getting "molested" by female fans — life’s pretty tough for R&B’s 17-year-old phenomenon.  And he’s only getting started.  Chris Brown is interviewed by Ciara (she’s working on a follow-up to her 2004 debut, Goodies, due out in the fall) in the May 2006 issue of Interview Magazine. Watch Chris Brown perform "Run It!" with Juelz Santana at the 2005 Vibe Awards after being clumsily introduced by Rihanna and Teiarra. Full article after the jump!

Chris Brown — By :: Ciara
Interiew Magazine May 2006

Chris Brown‘s first single, "Run It!", sprinted to No. 1 on the charts, and thanks to contributions from friends like Scott Storch and production duo Cool and Ore, his debut album has turned a lot of heads. Brown took some time on the road to compare notes with fellow chart-topper Ciara on life in the R&B fast lane.
 
CIARA :: Hey, Chris! Where are you?
CHRIS BROWN ::
I’m in Houston, on my way to the hotel.
C :: Somebody told me you were in London.
CB :
: I got off the plane literally an hour ago.
C :: Are you enjoying the run that you’re on?
CB ::
For the most part. You go through a lot, but being able to travel and see different places and cultures is just a great experience.
C :: What’s your favorite place so far?
CB ::
Japan was real cool. And I like Amsterdam ’cause of the party scene. I did a show there, and so many kids were just having fun dancing.
C :: Speaking of which, do you battle when you go to clubs now?
CB ::
No, but dudes will come up to me, and even if I don’t feel like dancing, they’ll be like, "I heard you dope. I think I could beat you!"
C :: When’s the last time you were home?
CB ::
Christmas. I went to the mall to pick up some gifts, but all the people—
C :: [laughs] Why’d you do that?
CB ::
I thought it wouldn’t be that packed. I called the mall four hours ahead of time and said, "All I need is four security guards." No offense to the ladies, but it was two little women guards and an older gentleman. I was like, "If these girls twist y’all out of the way, it’s gonna be a problem."
C :: Guy artists, y’all get it bad. What crazy fan experiences have you had?
CB ::
I like to interact with a crowd, so I’ll touch hands and wink at the girls and talk. I was in D.C. doing a show, and I got too close. They started at my shoestrings, then they started going at my shorts, my jacket, and then, you know, they pulled me into the crowd. C :: Did you panic?
CB ::
Nan. I called to security and they threw me back onstage. By that time my clothes were halfway ripped off, and I was basically molested. [laughs]
C :: That’s crazy! You and I had our first singles get to No. 1. I don’t think people know how much work it is to promote records.
CB ::
When I started, my publicist, Tice, was like, "I’m giving you an example of how you’re gonna be working." He showed me your itinerary. You had so much to do.
C :: I can imagine what your schedule is like now. Do you know what the third single from
your record’s going to be?
CB ::
"Gimme That."
C :: Yay! I love that song! You write a lot of your music. How important is that?
CB ::
It’s totally 100 percent important, because you publish it and you can survive the rest of your life off one record. But if you didn’t write it, you’re just gonna have to—
C :: Have to hustle. I agree with you. I enjoyed speaking with you. My life as an interviewer is now over, [laughs]
CB ::
All right, Ciara. Be safe, and keep God first.

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  • Ed

    That’s not Ciara with Rihanna. That’s Teiarra Mari with Rihanna! They don’t even look the same. WTF?

  • j4r3d

    Thanks for the correction, Ed!

  • Marc X

    Let me get this right Chris Brown who will only have one #1 hit from his debut album is competing with Usher who has seven #1 hits in the US. People need to stop gasing this kid because he will not make the transfer from boy to man in the R&B world. He will be hanging out with Tevin Campbell wondering where all of his fickle female fans went.

  • Rachel

    my gosh. ciara, rihanna christina milian..they’re all replicas! teenage girls trying to act like women!

  • shamsham

    personally i like chris brown.he brought a new style into the boring old music world.and im not knockin usher but he has a lot of competition with this kid, not to mention omarion.

  • ilanah

    i think that u are v cool and u music to.coud listen to you all day if i wanted to chris!! i love u!!!!

  • selena Norton

    Hey the radio station said you were comin to Lubbock then I heard you weren’t comin anymore so are still comin or what cuz I bet you’re cuter in person.

  • Tyanna a.k.a Tay

    well that great you travel around I wish I coukd see you. But I wish you well I ever think you do. Your cd was nice and sad and a little freaking.But I wish you well again well class being so bye tay

  • Adrin Wilson

    Hi Chris, I just wanted to tell u that ur performance at the Grad Bash was so sick!!!!!!! I loved how u kept us entertained. I loved it so much I was standing on the gate so I can see you. I also dedicated my whole camera to you. I hope I get to see you agian very soon, but until then I’ll holla.Love you.ur biggest fan ~Adrin Wilson~

  • Adrin Wilson

    Hi Chris, I just wanted to tell u that ur performance at the Grad Bash was so sick!!!!!!! I loved how u kept us entertained. I loved it so much I was standing on the gate so I can see you. I also dedicated my whole camera to you. I hope I get to see you agian very soon, but until then I’ll holla.Love you.ur biggest fan ~Adrin Wilson~

  • Tiffany

    hi chris just wanted to say ur the best singer. i like all ur sonds the best is (poppin) i always listen to that on the way to school or basketball games

  • Tiffany

    hi chris just wanted to say ur the best singer. i like all ur songs the best is (poppin) i always listen to that on the way to school or basketball games

  • Tiffany

    hi chris just wanted to say ur the best singer. i like all ur songs the best is (poppin) i always listen to that on the way to school or basketball games

  • Iesha

    Well i really don’t care about what people say about Chris Brown he is the hottest thing out there right now and people are going to have to take it as it is. I love Usher I feel that there is no comparing the two they both got some mad talent so for all you haters stop it because the both of them ain’t going nowhere holla!!!!!

  • Fallon

    Chris OMG yo are so sexy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and i just wanted to tell you that it so so nice that you really love your fans and that you don’t get mad or fustrated with us girls when we go crazy over you. well newayz i see you on tv all the time but i haven’t seen you in person yet and i relyy want to. i live in indianapolis, in and when you guys did the scream 4 to ur ya’ll didn’t come here and i was soooooooooo sad cause i know that was one of the best concerts that i would have ever been to but ya’ll didn’t come here so i can’t say that cause ya’ll didn’t come here. but i just really wanted to tell you that you are my favorite singer and i am not just saying that because this is your web sight i am dead serious, you can ask everybody that i know and they will tell you that i am in love with. and if neone has ever called you ugly you need to smack them in their face cause you are one of the sexiest boys out there right now, and i love your cd!!!!!!!!!! it is so good i have 2 copies of it and i might buy a third. and i am not just saying you are sexy because you are afmous i would have said the same thing if i saw you and it wouldn’t have mattered if you were famous or not cause i love lightskinned boys they are soooooooo sexy!!!!!!!!!!. i gotz to run I LOVE YOU.

  • Diamond

    yo wat up chris ….jus sayin wats up and i see u really be gettin mad luv (wo0ow i anit gonna say 2 much bout dat last message…lol) but na i like u 2 and luv ur music but i anit a feen (even though u sexy as hell) im jus keepin it real….well i kno u gonna go far wit shit and jus stay up homie ….iight luv ya

  • Destiny

    Hey, Chris Brown. I am so happy for you. All your songs were hits. All of them were the TOP 10′s. So I guess since your a singer and all you know how to deal with haters. lol. Your one of my favorite singers. OF ALL TIME. And you are sooooooooo sexy. lol. By the way, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! =^_^=. M U C H L ♥ V E. ♥♥♥♥

  • Sy

    HAPPY B-DAY CHRIS!!!!

  • becky

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS GOD BLESS!!!!!!!!!!HAVE GOOD DAY LOADS OF LOVE BECKY

  • Jameisha

    CHRIS. I JUST WANTED TO SAY HI AND I THINK YOU ARE A FANTASTIC ENTERTAINER. YOUR MOVES ARE TIGHT AND LIKE NO OTHER. BEING THAT WERE BOTH FROM VIRGINIA AND LIVE SO CLOSE I NEVER HEARD OF YOU UNTIL YOUR FIRST SINGLE. N E WAY. I JUST WANTED TO SAY YOUR GREAT AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. HOPEULLY ONE DAY WE RUN INTO EACH OTHER AT VIRGINIA CENTER COMMONS MALL. LOL

  • Tashirria

    yo wats good chris brown this is your one and only speakin i got your cd and i love it i listen to your cd like every day. every since you came out i said to my self damn dats a sexy ass dude right there. i really want to meat you i try to go to your concerts but my mom is always at work and i never have no way to come to see you.i got posters of you on my wall,i dont got all the pictures of you yet but i will trust and believe. I LOVE YOU THIS IS YOUR ONE AND ONLY SAYIN PEACE HOLLA AT YOU SOME OTHER TIME. I KNOW YOU BUSY BUT IF YOU EVER GET A CHANCE COME CHECK MY PAGE ON MYSPACE.COM/CEASE_WIFEY

  • Cee Cee

    Happy Birthday Christopher!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tashirria

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY.I LOVE YOU HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY.

  • lisa#fan

    hey chris, this lisa your number 1 fan i just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday, i loved your concert at wild adventures you did your thang, love always

  • Michelle Setowski

    Hey Chris!!!!I jus wanted to wish you a happy b-lated birthday, hope u hade an awsum day.i jus wanted to no wen r u gonna cum visit and perform in South Africa?Im 1 of Your biggest fans and support You all da way.Hope You visit soon.

  • Patricia #1CB FAN

    Hey Chris jus wanna wish u a HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY n i also wanna let u kno dat 2day is also my bday yea we got da same bday n dats so kool caz i luv u 2 death!!!!!!! fo real. Anywayz hope ur day b all dat u want it 2 be caz mine will. Luv U BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MUAH. 1

  • Candice

    Chris Brown, u r damn fine and i want u to be mine. THat hot sexy dancer body, rubbing against this sexy hot jamaican girl who is just a crazy and wild n out dancer. I know its me ur saving the last dance 4. Lata babes

  • randa

    chris I love you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo could you marry me write back

  • Aisha

    Hey Chris.I think your very talented from your voice to your moves.your amazing and gifted so please take advantage of your gift and build your name.I love you and am looking foward to hear so much from you coz ITS JUST THE BEGINNING.ALL THE BEST PAL!!!!!

  • Tia

    hi chris i am your biggest fan ever I never had a favoite artist ! you are charming, hit ya moves tight, and could sing, I am looking to see you on ya next concert, hook me up, my name is tia and peice out i luv and God bless you!

  • Tia

    hi chris i am your biggest fan ever I never had a favoite artist ! you are charming, hit ya moves tight, and could sing, I am looking to see you on ya next concert, hook me up, my name is tia and peice out i luv and God bless you!

  • Tia

    hi chris i am your biggest fan ever I never had a favoite artist ! you are charming, hit ya moves tight, and could sing, I am looking to see you on ya next concert, hook me up, my name is tia and peice out i luv and God bless you!

  • New York

    To the person who said Chris Brown wouldnt make the transfer from boy to man and mentioned the number one hit thing. Ushers first album didn’t have any number one hits. Chris debut single went to number one, Yo was a top 10 hit, and Gimme That is blowing up as we speak. Chris is only 17, years old. Usher didnt have this kinda success till he was in his 20s, and on his sophmopre album. So your argument is bullshit

  • jasmine

    i luv u so much.every time u smile u make my day happy.

  • CASSY

    wass poppin chris, let me juss say that the performance dat u gave in N.Y was so good.and i wish it wouldnt of ended….all of ur songs are good but my favorite is "aint no way".and all of the ppl that hate on u reallly like u becuz there taking time out 2 acknowlege u.well i luv u and imma keep supportin u till the end.MUAH *

  • baby_phat

    i love usher to death and he’s been in the industry for almost a decade, you shouldn’t be comparing him to new comers, coz they’ll never amtch up.chris brown is very talented but he’s still a kid, stop comparing people, coz no 2 artists are the same.they both bring a great vibe to r’n b.

  • Em

    Chris brown, you are soooooooooooo adorable!!! Oh,and, yeah Happy B’day. I did’nt forget dat. I am like the biggest Chris Brown fan there ever is, was, and will be. I hope 2 get 2 see u dis summer sometimes. I LOVE YOU!!!

  • Devondalynn

    Chris Brown you are so cute. i like the way you sing I can sing a little like you.My brithday was on the 3rd of May and yours was on 5th of May Happy brithday so we are the same sign.

  • marissa rogers

    chris brown you is so so so so so so so sexy ooooooooo i wish i can meet you. i want to become a singer too. and you would be the first one on my cd to sing with me, like a duet or something like that. i know every dance step on your videos. and i am black not hispanic, my name is jusst a hispanic name any way. and if you want i can send you sime lyrics of mine so you ca see what happening email mme if you get a chance 1210 557 9537 cell call me

  • buubles

    chris breezy you iz so fine 4 sheezy i think u r a cool person to hang out w/t i wish we could have a chance to kick it w/t each otha not as a couple but maybe as a fan or somebody you would want to get to know cause i know its hard in the industry right to now to settle down w/t one person and kick it w/t i didnt understand that when i was younger and jus in luv w/t BW not b/c he had money or was famos but he was very positive jus like u are but datz jus how i feel

  • Chantelle

    hey Chris…i JuSS wanted 2 shoW u sum Luv…buh when i becum noticed *i don believe in fam* in Lyk a yearr o’ two me n’ u gon do sum dueTs 8hopeFuLLy iF u wanna* i been wanTin 2 becum a singer aLL mai Lyf n’ when i hurd o’ u… daT juSS made me wanna dreaM further, n’ iTs gon haPpen…i hope daT i kan meeT u soon…Lub yaChantelle aka C.C.P.S. r u cumin 2 oki in Lyk 4mo. *September* cuz daS tha word…i hope dat u r…hiT mi up 2 MzShawTiLo@aol.com

  • Jasmine

    DAMN CHRIS!!!u look mad good let me jus say!do u got a girl?~nah let me stop cuz i dont even kno u~jus wanted 2 say dat u iz supa sexy n u or n-e-body can holle @ me @ http://www.myspace.com/jasmine_da_princess!!*Jazzy**WATER*

  • Jasmine

    DAMN CHRIS!!!u look mad good let me jus say!do u got a girl?~nah let me stop cuz i dont even kno u~jus wanted 2 say dat u iz supa sexy n u or n-e-body can holle @ me @ http://www.myspace.com/jasmine_da_princess!!*Jazzy**WATER*

  • Jasmine

    DAMN CHRIS!!!u look mad good let me jus say!do u got a girl?~nah let me stop cuz i dont even kno u~jus wanted 2 say dat u iz supa sexy n u or n-e-body can holle @ me @ http://www.myspace.com/jasmine_da_princess!!*Jazzy**WATER*

  • Jasmine

    DAMN CHRIS!!!u look mad good let me jus say!do u got a girl?~nah let me stop cuz i dont even kno u~jus wanted 2 say dat u iz supa sexy n u or n-e-body can holla @ me @ http://www.myspace.com/jasmine_da_princess!!*Jazzy**WATER*

  • Jasmine

    DAMN CHRIS!!!u look mad good let me jus say!do u got a girl?~nah let me stop cuz i dont even kno u~jus wanted 2 say dat u iz supa sexy n u or n-e-body can holla @ me @ http://www.myspace.com/jasmine_da_princess!!*Jazzy**WATER*

  • Jasmine

    DAMN CHRIS!!!u look mad good let me jus say!do u got a girl?~nah let me stop cuz i dont even kno u~jus wanted 2 say dat u iz supa sexy n u or n-e-body can holla @ me @ http://www.myspace.com/jasmine_da_princess!!*Jazzy**WATER*

  • Jasmine

    DAMN CHRIS!!!u look mad good let me jus say!do u got a girl?~nah let me stop cuz i dont even kno u~jus wanted 2 say dat u iz supa sexy n u or n-e-body can holla @ me @ http://www.myspace.com/jasmine_da_princess!!*Jazzy**WATER*

  • Yolanda Zuniga

    HeY ChRiS; YOUR SO SEXY AND I LOVE YOU SO MUCH I WANTED TO ASK YOU IF YOU CAN COME TO MY CRIB MY BIRTHDAY PARTY IT JUNE 25TH PLEASE PLEASE UR MY FAVORITE SINGER AND DANCER!!!!!!!!!1!! BUT YEAH YOUR LIKE MY ROMODEL! WELL THATS IS I LIVE IN PHOENIX ARIZONA ON 17 TH ST AND VAN BUREN JUST GIVE ME A CALL WEN YOU GET HER ITS 602 252 0586! LOVE YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH MY LOVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • christina

    hey chris brown i just had to tell you that i love you and im your number 1 fan i just loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee so muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!