Chris Brown had his first sexual encounter even before he was a teenager, and it was with a girl in his hometown of Tappahannock, Va., who was several years older, the singer revealed. In an interview with U.K.’s The Guardian, Brown said that he was only 8 when he lost his virginity with a girl who was 14 or 15.
"It's different in the country," Brown said, adding that he watched a lot of porn when he was young. "By that point, we were already kind of like hot to trot, you know what I'm saying? Like, girls, we weren't afraid to talk to them; I wasn't afraid. So, at 8, being able to do it, it kind of preps you for the long run, so you can be a beast at it. You can be the best at it."
The 24-year-old, who was discovered by a record producer at the age of 13, said he always knew he wanted to be a singer and drew inspiration from the likes of Usher, Michael Jackson, James Brown and Sam Cooke.
During the interview, Brown also touched upon what he calls “the Rihanna incident,” the in 2009 when he physically attacked the R&B star. Brown described the incident as “probably the biggest wake-up call for me,” saying it prompted him to closely analyze his behavior.
"I had to stop acting like a teenager, a crazy, wild young guy," Brown said. "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."
Brown accepted a plea deal of community service for physically assaulting Rihanna, and he was sentenced to 180 days, or 1,440 hours, of community service. But in August of this year, a judge ordered an additional 1,000 hours of community service after prosecutors accused him of fudging his probation records.
"Community service, that s--t is a bitch. I'll be honest – and you can quote me on that – that is a motherf----r there. For me, I think it's more of a power trip for the DA. I can speak freely now, because I don't really care what they say about it, but as far as, like, the 1,000 extra hours they gave me, that's totally fricking bananas."
Keerthi Mohan is an IBTimes reporter covering entertainment and human interest stories.