In a new interview with the Guardian Chris Brown has revealed some shocking facts about himself and his youth.
In a frank discussion that covered a range of topics including in childhood in Virginia and his relationship with Rihanna, Brown revealed he was only eight-years old when he lost his virginity to a girl who was 14 or 15.
"It's different in the country....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 eight, 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."
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Brown also says his relationship with Rihanna, and his subsequent arrest for assaulting her as "probably the biggest wake-up call for me."
"I had to stop acting like a little teenager, a crazy, wild young guy."
Brown denies he's ever been violent with other women in his past but concedes that "at the same time, 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."