In excerpts from the upcoming Jet Magazine interview, Brown speaks on the hypocrisy over the media attention given his assault on Rihanna in comparison to that of Jay Z’s 1999 stabbing of Lance “Un” Rivera:
No disrespect, because I’m a fan, but nobody brings up the fact that [Jay Z] stabbed somebody and sold drugs. He gets a pass.
I identify with Trayvon 100 percent as far as living in 2013 and still dealing with blatant racism. This generation is so used to racism that it’s normal; we don’t care. We aren’t on drugs or catching AIDS, but they still look at us as ni**as.