Chris Brown sat down with Ebro, Peter Rosenberg and Laura Styles at New York radio station’s Hot 97 for an “Ebro In The Morning” segment that was published today (October 31). Ebro detailed his initial encounter with the Virginia singer, who was a young teen showcasing his talent at a Planet Hollywood at the time. Ebro also added that he was the person who got Juelz Santana to do a feature on the R&B artist’s first hit, “Run It!”

Brown also shed light on some dark moments in his career when he was using such drugs as like syrup and Xanax.

“I’m not ashamed to talk about it,” Brown says during the interview. “A lot of our youth is doing it now, thinking it’s the cool thing to do. And I don’t knock anyone’s hustle, but I just feel for me it wasn’t conducive to me. I was falling asleep on video sets, cussing people out, crazy stuff.”

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Elsewhere in the interview, they discuss Brown’s 2009 altercation with Rihanna. Brown says that he took a lot of bad PR advice during that time. “Honestly I kind of just listen to the wrong— ‘OK, we need to do this PR strategy, and do this,’ and I just wanted to be like, ‘Fuck ya’ll’ and that’s how I felt because its my personal life and I’m going through a troubled time,” he says.

Brown’s beef with Drake was also addressed. “At that time, I was all about running up on [Drake].”

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