March 22nd, 2011
12:28 PM ET
You know that nude photo of Chris Brown that was leaked onto the Web earlier this month? Well, the R&B singer is insisting that it wasn't a stunt to drum up publicity for his just-released album, "F.A.M.E."
"Let me be honest with you. I didn't want to put no pictures out; that's not my intention. A lot of people were saying, 'Yo, he leaked the pictures, he was trying to get promotion,'" Brown tells MTV.
"For me, I was always a singer, so unless I'm planning on trying to do porn, I don't think I'd want to just leak my wang out to the world before my album comes out," adds the musician, whose record dropped today.
"It was disappointing to me that it was out, because I was like, 'Man, now it's gonna [look like] a gimmick behind it. And I don't want a gimmick behind anything that I'm doing."
While the incident may have been embarrassing, Brown also found it freeing.
"At this point, there's no more insecurities with me. Everything's out on the table. You've seen everything!" he says. "Also, as an artist I'm free with my music. I get to talk about the subjects I want to talk about and also reach people. So I'm just gonna live my life, man. There's nothing to be upset about, nothing to be angry [about]... where I'm at creatively and mentally is great so I'm not gonna let anybody or any naysayer or hater mess that up, 'cause there's no point, I'm ... winning!"
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