Chris Brown graces the cover of Vibe magazine‘s new issue, in which he talks about his troubled past and the idea of him being a “role model.”
“It’s not my job to be your role model; my job is to be your inspiration. There’s a difference,” Breezy tells the publication. “You can be that rose in the concrete, or you can be that underdog, or you can be that person that people already cast out, and still be able to maintain and live your life, understand change and make a difference.”
The singer also reveals his reaction when he found out he was father to his daughter Royalty with model Nia Guzman.
“I had saw pictures, and I was like ‘Damn.’ So I asked, and [Nia] was like ‘Nah, it’s not you.’ So I was like cool, I didn’t think it was an issue,” Brown recalls, “But when I found out, it was kind of like, ‘Damn, she looks just like me.’ And I didn’t care about how me and her mother didn’t have a relationship, I didn’t care about any situation. I just wanted to see her.”
Brown says he takes parenting serious. “I just wanted to be able to have that opportunity, as something personal to me. I’m not gonna be upset, I’m not gonna be mad,” he says. “I have to be honest with myself and pick the priorities over the situation. I had to make my priority my daughter.”
Brown’s Royalty is out now.
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