Chris Brown Likens Himself to Trayvon Martin, Says Jay Z Gets a "Pass"

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In a new interview with JET, Chris Brown compares himself to Trayvon Martin and says that Jay Z, despite his own shady past, gets a pass from the media.

The star, claiming shared experiences with Martin, says, “I identify with Trayvon 100 percent as far as living in 2013 and still dealing with blatant racism.”

“This generation is so used to racism that it’s normal; we don’t care. We aren’t on drugs or catching AIDS, but they still look at us as n--gas,” Brown adds.

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As for his reputation, the singer claims he's unfairly singled out.

“No disrespect, because I’m a fan, but nobody brings up the fact that [Jay Z] stabbed somebody and sold drugs,” observes Brown. “He gets a pass.”

Regardless of how you feel about that comparison, Brown’s anger issues are well-documented, and he says he's worked hard to overcome them:

“You have to go through the struggle before you can get to the good part. I don’t try to last out at people, or be as mad or impulsive as I used to be.”

Overwhelmed by scrutiny, Brown feels as if he’s been pushed over the edge, and appears to liken himself to a slave with the following comment:

“I got to the point where it’s only so much you can take from the master, you feel me?” he asks JET. “I’ve taken my fair share of lashings.”

Regarding the unending Rihanna and Karrueche situation, he says, "Relationships are the most difficult part" for him, but he's handled them like a man.

"I was honest with those two girls and I put out that video (above)," he says.

Brown, who calls himself single now, admits, "My ex and I broke up because of the 'situation' and she had moved on. I fell in love with another girl."

"Then my ex came back, so it was like, 'What is a man to do?'"

"I told them both the truth. I didn’t do the sucker role." 

What do you think of Chris Brown's comments regarding Rihanna, Karrueche, Jay Z and Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teen who was shot and killed in 2012?

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It must be a cultural trait to be so tainted with racism in your country. I guess it's the virulence that the singer referred to. I admire that he persists in the face of such adversity. I wish him well. He admits to his errors, & imperfection, & at least it hasn't crippled him. So CB, do your darnedest. The best revenge is success. Keep your head up, son.

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@ Xislander

1st- it has crippled him and that can be confirmed by listening to him cry like a bitch to the world fabulous diverse magazine Jet! A coward is one that runs"pass interference" in reference to him calling out Jay Z another (useless) rapper with the hopes of making him look not so bad. All rappers should be extremely thankful they are in a profession where accountability & respectability is not a necessity. A far as racism goes...Black Americans are living in a world & time where the white race has an identity crisis. They are educated where high school popularity is a necessity or Liberal college professors supply pollution and by the time their useless impractical, polluted ass takes to the real world they are in a word...... Fucked! Then there is the white uneducated, unpopular female! She is the most emotional handicapped of all! She is weak, vulnerable, immature, naive and in most cases- flat out stupid! She actually believes the black boy with bling bling gives a shit about her! Her ignorance will not depart long enough to see that 50% of violent crimes are from black males. 70% of black mothers are providing for their kids ALONE and 9 out of 10 race crimes are black on white! Flash mobs galore! Yet- the illusion of the white female is to be popular and what better way than to live in a fantasy. Of all races in America, Blacks are sucking the dry tit & it will continue because there are just ENOUGH whites left to feed their own racism, hatred and insecurities. I never understood why ANYONE that is established would ever negotiate with anyone that doesn't have anything to offer! Just doesn't make since and by that I mean, the lost will stay lost, the hungry will continue to scrounge and the white female will continue to wreck her world each & every day! As they say -Life is so much easier once you give up Hope! You would be better off- LONG TERM to have a felony rather than to allow yourself to be visually seen.... With the Dark side! It's so easy and sometimes popular to fall into that but it is a BITCH to get out of!

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@ Your in over your Head!

And the stupid will stay stupid.
Moron.

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@ Xislander

How refreshing to see a kind & positive message for Chris, X.
Yes, there is a definite lack of empathy in these posts.Worse than that,these folks do not bother with any self-introspection.It is admirable that Chris has kept strong in his work ethic & Creativity despite being the target of this pernicious & unflagging nastiness.
I am sure he will survive the ongoing negativity.You can see a formidable Spirit in his amazing
talents.

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@ lola+d.

I will tell you what I see and it's not his talent! I see a female who is infatuated with a black boy. Some "jungle fever" mindset that all she wants is a hip "HOPPER" to scratch her ITCH! ! She uses her psychoanalysis to somehow scheme and Plot her giving an understanding &emotion crutch so she can justify her need for the black! Abstract at best is her reasoning! She turns a blind eye at him being an abuser because the ITCH is so strong. To say: HE CAN DANCE AND SING WITH SO MUCH talent is really to say- I JUST WANT HIM and don't care what he would do to me! Seek Help! ASAP

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@ Take Meds

Holy crap.it's like a gang of crazies have escaped the ward.!I see you are too cowardly to address Xislander.

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@ lola+d.

Listen- why don't you just admit that you are N love with any kind of Dark Meat! This boy is the typical black! Why? Because ONLY ONLY ONLY ONLY after he received much flack did he then apologize which that means not a fu*king thing to the average person. You have to be one of these whites that have blown every chance with a decent man! You have bought into the "Racial Demotaliztion" and for some Psychotic reason you think that any black celebrity could serve you well. Maybe your life's ambition is to have cornrolls and a little Carmel baby. You are a sellout & all the sympathy in the world will not quench your thirst or make anyone see you for what you are and your motives. Just another rapper groupie- you are, what a disappointment for you.

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@ Xislander

OMG .A VOICE OF REASON.
@Crawl
You only wish you had the Fortitude to defend Anyone.I can't imagine being so gutless that you have to Repeat the same old worn out insults.Got to follow
those Mindless peers of yours.?
Your imagination is wonderful though.Do I sound like I would take Abuse from anybody?
It's called being Reasonable & Compassionate,two qualities you obviously do not possess & apparently do not feel that any 'White Woman' should. Actually, your simmering rage & your pompous analysis of what my life
'must be like' only conveyed your
deep rooted Insecurities. If you want to keep hating a 'Celebrity' that you think you know,so be it.
Don't hate a guy because You can't Dance.
Just wondering, have you taken alot of 'Hits to the Head?'

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What life must be like for a woman especially (white) to defend this piece of garbage. Unstable is the obvious diagnosis. Low selfworth is another. Those picked over women venture off to the other side, must have daddy issues or maybe their whole family has thrown them away. Either way those kind of females are lost and all they now have is a c bown type who abuse. That's one of the symptoms of an abuse victim, they defend the abuser. It's an illness and an obvious racial disconnect in identity. They have been shunned by their own race because they have no standards and now all they can do is take up for the people that have no use for them. Still- they can go to da club and get passed around like a rag doll and call each other boo. What a long miserable life ahead don't you agree boo. Haha!

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How unfortunate that a person (female) can continue to take up for Brown. A person must have a complex to think its okay for a man to beat a woman, maybe it's just a black thing. A person would need some anger management and that anger must be masked as guilt for them to take up for this asshole a 1/2 decade later. Sad people.

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@ Seek help

You obviously have no understanding of human psychology nor the capability of forgiveness.I am not sticking up for the that One time Chris Brown hit a woman.What you fail to comprehend is that by you being Angry & Hateful,that mentality of carrying 'Vicious & Malovent' thoughts against Chris Brown
for this length of time ,makes you much more 'Nasty & Twisted' than he could ever be.
That's what is so Sad

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@ lola+d.

Oh.... I cold have sworn you were playing the race card and I'm not talking a ONE TIME THING! He's black and that's the only reason you speak on this topic! So- what does that make YOU!

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@ Keep seeking!

Uhm,....a white girl who believes in human rights & the chance to live& learn.
Seriously, I do not play cards at all .goodbye & good luck.

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Blacks need to stop their ppl from being prone to crime. They may have come from africa and lived like animals but they can't do that in a civilized society. They want to live in section 8 houses with 12 ppl in a tiny house/apt so they can buy expensive shoes and jewelry from the discount mall kiosk. Tv portrays them as such. They need better leadership and role models!

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@ Cripty+keep

And they waste the money on fake hair instead of wearing the pube-like hair proudly. They go an get a wig or weave. It's a waste.

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@ Cripty+keep

you are just stupid, ignorant. So you are calling your president what...?
The only animal here is you. STUPID

Ashleyq

And you, Chris Brown aplogists... Who make every excuse for him.
It's rascism. He was angry. He was drunk...
Are absolute idiots!

Ashleyq

Poor Chris Brown... You see yourself as a poor victim... You are clearly delusional! And you handle relationships like a man - by beating the shit out of them. Well done CB.

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@ ashleyq

How unfortunate that you cannot let go of your anger towards Chris Brown.You have led a perfect life? You screaming 'Idiots' at anyone who thinks it is time to let it go after ,uhm, almost half of a decade? That seems to be an 'anger management'' problem.

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@ lola+d.

Learn how to use the space bar after u finish a sentence!! Soooo annoying. Don't they teach that at the online GED school???

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@ lola+d.

Why don't you drive your black boyfriend to the liquor store and pick up his welfare check. That's if you can slip out of your ankle bracket. You are pathetic

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@ Climb back n ur hole

@Lola- you are the worst of the worst- a white who likes the dark side. No wonder you are alone. I bet all your friends and family have abandoned you and with good reason. You are alone and will always be because you are weak and the dark side has u under foot.

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@ Climb back n ur hole

@ way down Lola-You will never see the day I associated with a Oreo that refers to anyone as boo! You like that dark don't you! I bet you have that stink fragrance don't you! You will not be seen as white- EVER! Maybe a picked over, kicked to the curb mud shark female .

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@ Climb back n ur hole

Wow.What a clever Comeback.
That is what you happens when you hold a grudge for so long.All that anger gets you too tongue- tied to make a point.I really wish my car hadn't been stolen by Racists cuz then I could drive my Single White Self to the Club & dance to Chris Brown's music. Lighten up,boo.

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Bottom Line:
The only thing you know about Chris is what's in the media so stfu about him being an asshole, a tatted rapper (which doesn't have anything to do w. shit), a deuche, etc. Before you judge anyone, look at what you've done in your past.

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And yes. CB can compare himself to Trayvon Martin because he's black & there are racists out there who are using the Ri's situation to hate on him because now they have a REAL reason to hate him. Anyone who is young, no matter what race (but yes, the black race especially), can compare theirselves to Trayvon because it could've been anyone of us (anybody's child) so fuck off & stop hating.

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@ Tiaa

You are so right, Tiaa.This is about race & I think jealousy of his success.What he did to Rihanna was way wrong.However, she has forgiven him & if you people cannot understand that 'striking out in a moment of rage' is a human response, then I guess you are not very humane yourself.Chris was still a boy when this happened & he has Never done it again.Makes me wonder if Harry Styles or Austin Mahone would have been persecuted like Chris for the same Behaviour.The answer is 'NO.' People would be upset for a few months & then chalk it up as 'immature impulse control' and .move on.Chris, however, is a tall black man now, so the hate, the same bad jokes, the hassling continues.If anyone  is still fuming & wishing Chris ill,it is time for therapy.

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@ lola+d.

Feel free to play the race card. Don't want to miss a chance, you will never be able to be seen as black unless you play the card!

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@ S

Isn't 'playing the race card' a convenient ,trendy phrase to use when one has run out of a really
valid explanation?
That's quite magical.So if I play this 'Race Card' I will no longer be seen as my own white self?
Where do you get this bizarre terminology?

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@ Tiaa

CB is ghetto. He doesn't give his money to girls to buy fake hair either and he doesn't have a section 8 house. Bet his family does! But they have bling, a wig, and shoes.

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Fuck All of You who don't like Chris. How you talk shit about someone you know nothing about? He was in love w. 2 girls & he didn't know what to do. As for the whole beating Rihanna situation, middle fingers up to you. He apologized for what he did. Now move tf on! All of you stay talking about him like you all are Saints... Bitch please! Believe it or not Rihanna fucking crazy too! Don't let the pretty face fool you! Her ass provoked him to. Like it or not, but it is legal to beat a woman's ass if she's trying to beat yours! Obviously he's not much of an asshole if he has another woman (Kareuche Tran) loving him who knows what happened w. Ri!

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