Chris Brown Lost His Virginity at 8 Years Old, Plus Other Highlights from His ‘Guardian’ Interview

There are some things you keep to yourself. Unless your name is Chris Brown.

In a new interview with The Guardian, the 24-year-old performer opens up about everything — and we mean everything.

Let’s get to the main takeaway: Brown was 8 years old when he lost his virginity to a “local girl” who was 14 or 15 in his hometown of Tappahannock, VA.

Yeah, really. Uh-huh . . . it’s different in the country,” he tells the publication.

Take a few minutes to process that. Ready for the next item?

He says his 2009 assault on Rihanna was “probably the biggest wake-up call for me. I had to stop acting like a little teenager, a crazy, wild young guy.”

“I learned from it, and it was almost like . . . I wouldn’t say it happened for a reason, but it was something to trigger my mind to be more of a mature adult. To handle myself in situations, don’t throw tantrums, don’t be a baby about it.”

Here are some other moments from the interview:

On watching porn with his cousins when they were young

“By that point, we were already kind of like hot to trot, you know what I’m saying? Like, girls, we weren’t afraid to talk to them; I wasn’t afraid. So at eight, being able to do it, it kind of preps you for the long run, so you can be a beast at it. You can be the best at it.”

On his childhood

“I remember my kindergarten teacher made me count pennies and see how much did it add up to, and then I just remember her telling my mom, ‘He’s a smart kid.’”

On his tattoos and what they mean

“My favorite line is ‘F**k you.’ I like giving the world a big f**k you. Every tattoo I have is a big f**k you.”

And is that really a Rihanna tattoo?

“No, I think you misinterpret what nature that is. You think the tattoo is Rihanna’s face, but it’s not. [Reporter asks again] I’ve just cleared this up, this is not Rihanna’s face. I just got a tat. Like I say, a tat is on my body, so it’s personal. I liked how it looked, so I thought I’d get it done. It’s all good.”

Being rich vs. being wealthy

“I don’t want to be rich, I want to be wealthy. There’s a difference, you know? I’m rich, but I’m not in the $200m mark.”

For so much more from Chris Brown, head over to The Guardian.

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