In an interview for the October issue of Jet magazine, the 24-year-old singer said the public had been harder on him than on fellow rapper Jay Z when it comes to forgiving their past indiscretions.
"No disrespect, because I'm a fan, but nobody brings up the fact that he stabbed somebody and sold drugs," Brown said of the time in which the "Holy Grail" singer pleaded guilty to stabbing record producer Lance "Un" Rivera in 1999.
"He gets a pass," Brown continued.
The "Fine China" singer went on to say that he wanted to make amends for his past behavior including the time when he assaulted Rihanna.
"You have to go through the struggle before you can get to the good part," he said. "I don't try to lash out at people or be as mad or impulsive as I used to be. 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."
Brown also told the magazine he identified 100 percent with Trayvon Martin when it came to "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 niggers.”
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