Chris Brown on The-Dream: 'Not All Writers Can Be Artists'

Chris Brown on The-Dream: 'Not All Writers Can Be Artists'

Breezy claps back at the singer after he claims that R&B artists want to be rappers.

Published February 23, 2015

Chris Brown's recent sit-down with the team at Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club saw him candidly comment on everything from race in music to "thirsty T.H.O.T.S." However, it was his comments aimed at fellow R&B crooner The-Dream that raised a few eyebrows.

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In response to the "Falsetto" singer's claim that R&B's leading men want to be rappers, Breezy held no punches in sharing his honest thoughts: "I'll go against what he said as far as R&B artists want to be rappers and stuff," he said. No, it's just a different time."

"In his case, I don't know if he gets to do what we do," the "Loyal" singer said. "I'm just saying he's not Chris Brown, and he's not Tyga and he's not Trey Songz."

The real burn came when Breezy subtly attacked The-Dream's performance artistry, claiming that not all songwriters should switch into the lane of performing: "He's a great writer. I can also be hating and say writers want to be artists," he said. "They can make great songs but they can't perform them... I'm being honest."

Elsewhere in the interview, Brown also addressed his perception in the media, and after co-host Charlamagne Tha God compared his situation to that of Justin Bieber, Brown pegged the problem on race. "It's skin color. I'm light-skinned but not that shade," he said. "Y'all know this music industry since 1935... It's just a different face."

"I can go and make an R&B song, but it can go so far on rhythmic, maybe touch Top 40 radio stations, but you get another artist of a different color to sing it, it's the newest generation of music," he said. "Like, 'Oh my gosh, it's so innovative!'"

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Written by Moriba Cummings

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