Chris Brown says Jay-Z gets a pass for stabbing someone, compares himself to Trayvon Martin


Chris Brown covers this month’s JET magazine, and he has a few things to say. As the cover proclaims, he feels like a kindred spirit with slain teenager Trayvon Martin. He also feels a like victim of “yellow” journalism, and indicts the media for not always bringing up the fact that Jay-Z once stabbed a music producer.

“I identify with Trayvon 100% as far as living in 2013 and still dealing with blatant racism,” Chris says. “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 (n-word).”

Chris feels that he does have an anger problem, but he is dealing with it. You have to go through the struggle before you can get to the good part. I don’t try to lash out at people, or be as mad or impulsive as I used to be.” But still, he feels that his anger is justified. “I got to the point where it’s only so much you can take from the master, you feel me? I’ve taken my fair share of lashings,” he says.

The media, he says, is full of yellow journalism that flip what he says. “Instead of getting off on the positive stuff that I do, they will bring out the negative and draw out the story.” That’s an interesting point to make since he seems keen on digging up Jay-Z’s past transgressions. “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,” Chris says.

In 2001 Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter) pled guilty to stabbing record producer Lance “Un” Rivera in December 2, 1999. The altercation happened at the Kit Kat Club on West 43rd Street in Manhattan, at a listening party for Q-Tip’s solo album Amplified. He received three years probation. Here’s his mug shot:

According to the New York Post, Jay-Z was upset because he heard that “Un” had been the one to leak his album Vol. 3 Life and Times of S. Carter over a month before the official release date.

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