Chris Brown began his 2012 year with his management saying that he would not conduct any interviews, but now the singer-songwriter is speaking out in the media about some of the positive things taking place in his life.
In the beginning of the year, 23-year-old Brown's former manager Tina Davis told Billboard magazine that the goal for 2012 was to "not have him do interviews but to concentrate on performing and recording." However, Brown is under new management and has recently began to speak to the media again.
Despite some of the negative experiences that he has experienced included facing a felony charge for domestic violence three years ago, the entertainer seems like he is finally ready to open up about positive things in his life. The singer was recently featured on the cover of Prestige magazine where he spoke about his donations to charities such as St. Jude's Children's Hospital and Best Buddies.
"I've been involved with [those] since I was 15, 16. It's not about recognition, because that's not what satisfies me," Brown told the publication. "The satisfaction is people that are getting helped or are benefiting from whatever I donate, whatever I contribute to their lives. I don't like it to be publicized."
Brown insists that he donates to such causes because it is something that reflects who he really is.
"If there are cameras around, it's cool. But I do it from the heart," the singer told Prestige. "When I go on TV and do my videos, that's the artist Chris Brown. But when I go and do [charity work] it's just me – it's just Christopher."
Brown also spoke about his own charitable organization Symphonic Love.
"Symphonic Love does programs in schools, like with my school back home. Musical programs and helping kids with disabilities," Brown explained to the publication. "I do a lot of stuff with Best Buddies that coexists with that. The name comes from a tattoo that I've got [runs hand across his chest] – something that's over my heart right now."
According to Brown, it is his aim to uplift humanity.
"So my heart is where it's at," the entertainer told Prestige. "The tattoo 'symphonic love' encompasses the positivity of what I'm trying to do – uplifting humanity."