Chris Brown Talks Drake, Twitter and Love Life Rumors

Chris Brown Talks Drake, Twitter and Love Life Rumors

Chris Brown is airing out his life in a new XXL Magazine cover story.

The embattled R&B star says he's "smartened up" to speculation over his life, including rumors -- which he's denied -- of once again dating Rihanna.

"One thing people often want me to talk about is my public love life. When it comes to my love life, the perception seems as though I am a player. But that's not true," he said. "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."

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He also side-stepped questions about his relationship with Drake following the two men's attachment to a controversial bar fight.

"At the end of the day, I'm me, they're them. They rap, I sing," he said. "Totally different caliber. I rap, I play around on mixtapes. But our words don't collide as much as you'd think."

Brown addressed his Twitter use as well, telling the magazine he's stopped using it to vent.

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"I haven't been as mature and thought-out in the past, so, me growing now, it's showing my progression," he said. "Now I mostly use it for marketing and promotions."

However, Brown deleted his Twitter account on Sunday -- no doubt after the XXL interview -- after a messy exchange with comedian Jenny Johnson, with insults tweeted from both sides.

The magazine's December/January issue also includes a second cover and interview with Big Sean, a G.O.O.D. MC who offered a more light-hearted approach to his own recent fame: "We got the potential and opportunities to change the world-and still have fun with it. It's a responsibility that I feel like I'm willing to take," he said.