Chris Brown is the media’s favorite target to beat up on, but he’s put himself in that position time and time again.

On the other hand, in a recent interview with Jet Magazine, the trouble prone singer/dancer raises a point about him and Jay Z, who’s seen as devoted husband and family man and an acclaimed artist . At least that’s his image now.

But not too long ago, that wasn’t the case. You see, when Jay Z raps about dealin’ cocaine, he wasn’t just making it up. Also, back in 2001 he pleaded guilty to stabbing a record executive two years earlier (Hova blamed the producer, Lance “Un” Rivera, for bootlegging his “Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter”).

So maybe you should cut Breezy some slack when he points out the perceived double standard.

“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.”

Brown also addresses his own anger-management problem.

“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.”

“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.”

And not too surprisingly Brown compares himself Trayvon Martin.

“I identify with Trayvon 100% 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 (n-word).”

The new edition of Jet with Chris Brown on the cover is on newsstands starting Monday, Sept. 23.

9 thoughts on “Chris Brown Upset that Jay Z’s ‘Criminal Past’ Gets a Pass and He Doesn’t

  1. I hate jz,marion barry,& r Kelly! I never gave any of them a pass!(Put mike tyson& floyd mayweather in there 2) I luv me some Chris Brown 4 real! He gets a pass from me all dy & nite Bless his sweet heart!!

  2. Chris is correct….One so many points. Jay Z got a pass and you have to realize it took JAy Z years to shake his past. You folks know he’s in his forties and his trouble was in his 30. Chris is in his early 20’s…..

    • Not everyone gave Jay Z a pass. I wish we could ask some of the fathers, mothers, grandmothers and grandfathers of the community he conducted his “business” in if they give him a pass, because I guarantee you that the effects of his drug dealing and gang banging is still apparent. I hope the man he stabbed didn’t give him a pass. I hope the little girl’s family that he assaulted didn’t give him a pass. I would hope that the millions of women he routinely refers to as bitches and hos don’t give him a pass. But that’s a lost cause. One of them married him. But whether I, or any of the others I mentioned give him a pass is irrelevant, because as long as people choose to judge people like Jay Z according to monetary value, no matter how many lives were destroyed by the way they obtained it, instead of by the content of their character, trash like Jay Z will always be looked upon as an example of how to get ahead. Sad.

  3. Chris does have a valid point. I think the big difference is that Jay Z has changed in that he doesn’t do those things anymore (that we know of). He isn’t associated with anything of his past of that nature. He now is seen as all positive. Chris on the other hand doesn’t seem to have changed and is all positive. BUT, he can change and has the opportunity, so this chapter is not done just yet. Chris can help stop all of the negative talk. Jay Z owns RockNation, employs lots of people. We don’t see facebook, instagram pictures of jay Z smoking weed like we do Chris. We have seen the maturation of Jay Z. I’m hoping we can see the same with Chris. We don’t SEE Chris do positive things. The things he does seem to in some way support the negative press he gets. I do admit that the media piles on and blows things out of proportion, but Chris has given them plenty to talk about. I don’t judge him. He can change just like anyone else. We (black people) should support and pray for him and not talk about him I think.

  4. the Timekeeper on said:

    Calm down Chris. God still loves you, even if some church going, holier than though, self righteous, gospel radio playing, jumpin and shoutin on Sunday folks, never, ever will forgive you. The message of Jesus Christ is forgiveness, even if their pastors have failed to tell them that. But first, you must forgive yourself. There is no need to compare yourself to anyone. Salvation is free. Go Get some!! You’ll feel a whole lot better, youngblood.

    • @Timekeeper Amen! that’s what is the bottom line. Christ forgiveness, and he does love chris to
      that is so right. and he is a forgiving GOD,, thanks for that Hope he read this… have a blessed day!

  5. Sexy Leroy on said:

    Slappin’ hoes and slanging rocks are not the same crime sir, and you are nowhere near the Jay Z strata. Where do you get the ego? Compare yourself to Savion Glover, B2K or Tevin Campbell- not Hov!

  6. well he does have some very valuable points on Jay-Z, so yeah we did give Jay-z a pass,
    and there are many other’s as well, Marion Barry, R-kelly, and many others, so nobody is perfect.

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