Chris Brown Talks Negative Image, New Music on Today

Singer tells Matt Lauer he wants to focus on music, not his personal life

By Zach Johnson Aug 30, 2013 6:32 PMTags

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Chris Brown is slowly but surely getting back to business—he just isn't saying much about it. After suffering a seizure during a recording session earlier this month, the 24-year-old "Fine China" singer appeared on Today's Friday, August 30, broadcast. "I'm good, I'm good," Brown said, referring to his recent seizure. "Just needed some rest. That's it."

Brown was then reminded of a previous Today interview where he vowed to promote positivity. As cohost Matt Lauer pointed out, "Some of the social media messages you've been sending out recently have been on the negative side. What's going on?"

"Uh, it's not my music," Brown explained, clearly not wanting to address his ongoing legal troubles. Changing the subject, he told the crowd, "I love my fans."

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Asked about rumors of retirement, the Virginia native replied, "I'm just putting out the music right now. As far as how I work, I'm always going to continue to work for my fans and make sure they have fun." In early August, Brown tweeted that his upcoming album, X, will "probably be my last album." He has since deleted that tweet.

Brown also said his "God-given talent" and his "fans" inspire him to keep making music. "All my fans make me who I am," he explained.

The singer-songwriter did not address his community service requirements, nor did he mention being cleared in a hit-and-run case on Aug. 15.

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