Kudos to Chris Brown for manning up and stepping back into the public arena. And by that, we mean getting on camera and submitting himself to an interview.
Ever since he went Incredible Hulk on Good Morning America last year, Chris pretty much x'd out all media. No press, no interviews, nothing. But hey, he has an album to promote and some of his singles could use an extra boost, so some smart cookie on his team realized it was time for him to bite the bullet and kiss a few babies and shake hands with the people.
In this clip from his MTV interview, Chris talks about his love for rapping. And he surprisingly gives credit to Drake for making it possible for nice guys like him to rap. Obviously this must've been said before the whole bottle smashing incident between their entourages in the club went down.
Nothing controversial was lobbed his way, his PR team likely secured a no Rihanna questions clause before he even agreed to sit down for the interviews. But still, as neutered and safe as the interviews are, good on him for getting back out there.
Celebrities often have easily bruised egos, and Chris, moreso than others, seems to have the thinnest skin of all. Kanye West still hasn't gotten over his media squabble with Matt Lauer back in 2010 and has similarly refused all media and press interviews since. So Chris, at this point, is acting more grown up than Kanye. Who'da thought?