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Chris Brown Covers “JET”; Asks Why He’s Criticized While Jay-Z “Gets a Pass”


Chris Brown appears on the cover of JET magazine hitting newsstands today, and in his interview, he complains that he’s constantly criticized for his behavior yet Jay-Z‘s criminal acts are forgotten. He says, “No disrespect, because I’m a fan, but nobody brings up the fact that he stabbed somebody and sold drugs. He gets a pass.” Jay-Z pleaded guilty to stabbing record executive Lance “Un” Rivera in New York City 1999 and was sentenced to three years probation.

Brown also addresses the Trayvon Martin case and says it is important to him because he also faces racism.  “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 ni****s.”

Following the Rihanna assault case, Brown attended anger management classes, and he says he’s learned to control his temper. “You have to go through the struggle before you can get to the good part.  I don’t try to lash out at people, or be as mad or impulsive as I used to be.”  However he admits it’s still difficult for him to remain silent when he’s constantly attacked in the media. I got to the point where it’s only so much you can take from the master, you feel me?  I’ve taken my fair share of lashings.”

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