Jacket and Turtleneck: Prada; Hat & Gloves: Emporio Armai; Shoes Mezlan
Singer Chris Brown gets all dapper in high-end designers for Prestige Hong Kong Magazine. This is also Breezy’s first interview in over one year. In 2o11, Breezy stopped doing interviews. In this issue, Breezy talks about his brand and what he stands for as a person, acting, not limiting himself just to R&B, and expanding his artistry in different directions. Below are some highlights.
What do you want the world to know about who you are and what you stand for?
As a 23-year-old young entertainer, I want the world to see my art and hopefully be inspired by it, promote positivity with what I do now – with painting, with fashion, with directing, with creativity as far as videos and cinema. I want to have people admire that and hopefully have people follow in my footsteps.
Turning to your music: your range is amazing. So many different genres. That’s kind of been your MO from the beginning, right?
Definitely with Fortune that’s the direction I wanted to go, but even with the F.A.M.E. album. What I wanted to do was not set the bar with a certain kind of style. I didn’t want people to say. “He’s just R&B.” Yes, I will sing an R&B song. But then I’ll do a pop song, then I’ll do a song with a country kind of feel, a reggae feel. I always want to be eclectic with my music. I don’t think music has a race. I think music has a soul and it’s just a feeling. What evokes the set of emotions from you is what I try to bring out…whatever flows, whatever I feel, I just write.
Jacket: Balmain; Hood and Shirt: Michael Cinco; Trousers; Dolce & Gabbana
Suit: Saint Laurent Paris; Shirt, Shoes & Belt: Giorgio Armani
Acting is something else you do well. Was that something you discovered later in life?
Acting is just something that comes natural. I used to look in the mirror all the time, make funny faces, trying get my face right. Looking at Jim Carrey, looking at a lot of different movies. The key is that you pick up what you see all the time. That’s kind of where I got my Michael Jackson inspiration, my charisma. I did a couple of acting lessons, but when it comes down to it, I learned more from the actors on set, their energy and timing.
Read the interview in its entirely over at Prestige.
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