All

Chris Brown Thinks His Anger-Management Class Was ‘Sexist’

View Comments
More Hip-Hop/R&B News

beyonce 140 Chris Brown Thinks His Anger Management Class Was SexistBeyoncé Causes Controversy with Challenger Explosion Sample on ‘XO’


jhene aiko 140 Chris Brown Thinks His Anger Management Class Was SexistJhené Aiko, a Star On Her Own Terms — With a Little Help From Drake


nicki minaj 140 Chris Brown Thinks His Anger Management Class Was SexistNicki Minaj, Drake, Migos: Three Brand New Songs to Put on Your Playlist


radioCom_headlines-all-button


Radio Stations

bestof2013sofar dl 625 r2 Chris Brown Thinks His Anger Management Class Was SexistBEST OF 2013 (SO FAR)


ooocarousel 150x150 radio 100 ash Chris Brown Thinks His Anger Management Class Was SexistRADIO.COM 100


Videos

310x310-radioEssentials_profilesARTIST PROFILES

YT Button[2]RADIO.COM CHANNEL

(Frank Micelotta/ RCA Records)

(Frank Micelotta/RCA Records)

If you thought you had a firm opinion on Chris Brown and his music, wait until you see what he said to say to The Guardian.

In a revealing interview with the UK paper, Brown lamented his reputation as a “mad black guy, this angry, young, troubled kid,” his probation, community-service and anger management-class after pleading guilty to felony assault of his now ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

He said he believes his sentence has been excessive and his court-ordered anger management class discriminatory.

“I think the actual [anger management] class I went to was a little bit sexist,” he said. “It was beneficial because it made me cater more to a woman’s thoughts and a woman’s needs, and how to handle situations. But the class itself, no disrespect to the class, but the class itself only tells you you’re wrong, you’re wrong, you’re wrong.”

While Brown says he’s learned to control his anger, he suggested there’s still an undertone of racial discrimination to his punishment.

“They want me to be the example,” he said. “Young black kids don’t have the fairer chances. You can see Lindsay Lohan in and out of court every day, you see Charlie Sheen, whoever else, do what they want to do.”

In 2009, Brown was sentenced to community service and five years probation for his assault on Rihanna. He complains about his punishment further in the Guardian interview.

“Community service, that s**t is a b***h,” he said. “I’ll be honest – and you can quote me on that – that is a motherf**ker there. For me, I think it’s more of a power trip for the DA [district attorney].”

Brown called the fallout from his assault on Rihanna “the biggest wake-up call.”

“I learned from it, and it was almost like… I wouldn’t say it happened for a reason, but it was something to trigger my mind to be more of a mature adult. To handle myself in situations, don’t throw tantrums, don’t be a baby about it,” he said.

Furthermore, Brown revealed other choice facts about his past, among them, he lost his virginity at age eight to a teenage girl.

“It’s different in the country,” said Brown, who grew up in rural Virginia. “By that point, we were already kind of like hot to trot, you know what I’m saying?”

Brown’s forthcoming double record, X, comes out December 3.

Paul de Revere, Radio.com

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 5,894 other followers

Select a Live Stream

News, Sports and Talk Radio