Controversial R&B crooner Chris Brown (pictured), who is no stranger to shock factor headlines, has now added another controversy to the pot: according to Brown, he lost his virginity at age 8, reports The Guardian.
Brown, who has an upcoming album, “X,” due out on November 19th, was raised in a trailer park in Tappahannock, Va., and his male influences were reportedly limited to his male cousins who sat around watching porn. According to Brown, with all of the exposure to sex at a young age, by age 8 he wanted to have sex, so he reportedly lost his virginity to a round-the-way girl who was nearly twice his age.
The 24-year-old, who likens his sexual prowess to the “Purple One”, Prince, has not openly shared his number of conquests but says, “But you know how Prince had a lot of girls back in the day? Prince was, like, the guy. I’m just that, today. But most women won’t have any complaints if they’ve been with me. They can’t really complain. It’s all good.”
The young performer with a rep for having a short fuse also opened up about his earliest influences, such as R&B singer Ginuwine and King of Pop Michael Jackson. The latter’s influence on Brown’s famed dance moves is pretty evident.
During the interview, Brown even broached his relationship with pop singer Rihanna, whom he beat up nearly four years ago after a pre-Grammy’s party leaving her bruised and bloodied. After Brown was cuffed, he was slapped with five-year’s probation, a restraining order, and mandated by the courts to do six months of community service for his felonious assault. For Brown, the incident served as a wake-up call for him.
Still in 2011, after being asked by ABC-TV “Good Morning America” reporter Robin Roberts about the domestic violence involving Rihanna, Brown literally had a meltdown after the interview. The Grammy Award-winning artist reportedly stormed off the stage, ripped off his shirt, stormed in to a room, and threw a chair at a window.But according to Brown, even though he was abusive toward Rihanna, he has not had a violent altercation with other women, “You can talk with all my girls that I did mess with, it’s never been a violent history.”