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They’ve collaborated many times, responsible for some of our favorite radio hits. Now, Chris Brown and Big Sean share the cover of XXL‘s upcoming December/January issue. For his first major interview in two years, Breezy reflects on his career to this point, maturing as a person, his much-talked about altercation this summer, and his love life in the public eye. You can pick up a copy when it hits newsstands nationwide on December 4.

“A lot of people wanna know about the whole situation with me, Drake and Meek Mill. At the end of the day, I’m me, they’re them. They rap, I sing. Totally different caliber. I rap, I play around on mixtapes. But our words don’t collide as much as you’d think.

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. 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.”

Check out the alternate cover with Big Sean below…..

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With his Hall of Fame album arriving early next year, Big Sean discusses how his hometown of Detroit serves as inspiration for his sophomore album. He also touches on his goal as an artist, and being an influencer.

“It’s deeper than just comin’ up or making money. 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.

I took all my experiences from Detroit and incorporated them into who I am today. From partying to inspiration to sharing times about being broke to love to the dope boys, paper chasers. I would see all the players rocking furs and gators. I’ve seen people get killed. I’ve seen people spend crazy money. I’ve seen poor people. I give every aspect of the city in my music. They need somebody to tell that story.”

via XXL

Previously: Big Sean Says Eminem Invited Him to the Studio (Video)