Interview: Chris Brown

Hold the Phone! Chris Brown Rocks Australian Idol!

“I’m a country boy from Tappahannock, VA is where I reside…” Chris Brown, “Kiss Kiss”

Sure he’s a small-town kid but he just happens to be one of the planet’s hottest superstars! He’s uber-famous, he’s award-winning, he’s *allegedly* dating one of the finest females on the planet (Rihanna, duh!) and so when we heard he was keen to do his thing on our lil’ show, we naturally just had to meet him in the flesh. And can we say, the boy is fine! Hanging out backstage, we got the goss in between chowing down on chicken wings and chewing the fat with his sizeable entourage (yes, just as cool as it sounds in the movies…)

On his latest album, Exclusive: “I would say it’s just me being mature, getting older, growing a little bit more hair and peach fuzz on the bottom of my chin. This time I was more physically and mentally into the whole process. I just jumped in head first and delved into everything. It’s another stepping stone for me. Every day is a learning experience when you’re in the music industry. From day one, I’ve learned how to be a better artist, working on my music and with other people.”

On being in Australia: “Being in Australia’s great! It’s my fourth or fifth time being here, so I’m kinda used to it now. It’s always fun when I come here – it’s not too uptight, everything’s laidback and chilled.”

On where he is in life: “I always imagined that I could be what I wanted to be, I just hoped that I could do it. I never knew how fast this would take off, so I’m just thankful for it.”

On his sneaker collection: “Sneakers. I collect a lot of sneakers! I have over 1000 pairs of sneakers. At the moment my favourite pair are probably my Marty McFlys. They’re Nikes – they just put ’em together. They cost, like, $2,000 on the internet. They’re probably my favourite pair right now, at the moment.”

Cool Chris Brown facts (according to the interweb)…

Fact: He learned to dance by watching Michael Jackson on TV.

Fact: He has several nicknames like Sizzle, Charlie Brown, and Booboo.

Fact: His favourite video game is Grand Theft Auto (San Andreas)

Fact: He likes down-to-earth girls.

If you missed Chris on Idol, head to the mobile site now to download his performance!

Georgia Clark

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About Georgia

I'm a young adult novelist with a weakness for hot nerds and cheese platters, not necessarily in that order. I am currently working on my third novel. I'm pretty excited about having just turned 30 because it means I can justify spending a lot of time thinking about homewares.
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