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The December/January issue of the mag features Brown on their cover, and the publication gave a sneak peek at his first major interview in two years.
Brown addresses a hot topic: his on-and-off again relationship with Rihanna. Whether things are heating up or cooling down, however, he won't say.
"One thing people often want me to talk about is my public love life," he tells the magazine. "When it comes to my love life, the perception seems as though I am a player. But that's not true. Love is something I am still learning. It's just an obstacle that I haven't yet mastered. I think that's my biggest hurdle in life."
That's not the only relationship he mentioned. After his alleged altercation with Drake in a nightclub, the "Don't Wake Me Up" singer doesn't feel threatened by the talented rapper or another one of his peers.
"A lot of people wanna know about the whole situation with me, Drake and Meek Mill," he says. "At the end of the day, I'm me, they're them. They rap, I sing. Totally different caliber. I rap, I play around on mixtapes. But our words don't collide as much as you'd think."
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