Chris Brown has inked a deal with Wilhelmina International Modeling, one of the top modeling agencies in the world.
The controversial singer said that he is excited about the deal, stating that “art and style has always played a significant role in my life — it’s evolved with me throughout my career.”
Brown is signed on to the model agency's artist management division, and Willhelmina will be seeking fashion endorsements for the artist, Vibe magazine said.
Taylor Hendrich, director of Wilhelmina Men, is also enthusiastic about having Brown as a part of the company. “Chris Brown is a … multifaceted artist with a unique take on style, and we are excited to translate and extend his brand.”
In addition to Brown being a part of Wilhelmina International Modeling, singer Keri Hilson also recently joined the modeling agency.
Currently, Brown is on a European tour, as is his rumored flame, Rihanna.
Rihanna has kicked off her "777" tour, which will take her to seven countries in seven days as she promotes "Unapologetic," her seventh album in seven years.
The tour began on Wednesday, as she boarded a private Boeing 777, the world’s largest twinjet, along with a select group of journalists and fans. Her first stop was Mexico City, from there she will continue to Toronto, Stockholm, Paris, Berlin, London and finally New York.
Before his own tour, Brown did a radio interview in Los Angeles on "Big Boy's Neighborhood,” and addressed whether he is back with Rihanna. "No. I put a webisode out explaining my situation. And with that it's just me being honest with myself. Me and her [sic] have history and me and her will always be the best of friends. We're working on our friendship now,” Brown revealed.
"Everyone feels so attached to this situation. It's still detrimental today, but that's why I'm doing the Genesse Center to show domestic violence is not okay. But as far as our personal life -- people got to give it a chance," he added.
"Not even a chance, they need to shut the hell up. It's me. At the end of the day, whatever opinion they have ain't going to change nothing I'm doing ...They're the fans, so sit back and watch. That's all you're doing anyway."
Although they may not be back together, at least officially, it has been reported that the two will reunite once Rihanna’s album is released next week.