Brown Angry About Nude Photo Promotion Claims

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March 19, 2011 | 10:30am EST

Chris Brown has hit back at claims he leaked a nude photo to gain publicity ahead of his new album release, insisting he was disappointed the private snap was published on the internet.
A full-frontal naked photo of the Kiss Kiss hitmaker, showing Brown with his newly-bleached blond hair standing in front of a mirror, emerged online earlier this month.

The star has admitted he took the image to send to a girl – but is adamant he had no part in the snap being made public.

And he’s angry at suggestions the incident was part of a stunt to promote new album F.A.M.E..

Brown tells MTV News, “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’.

“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.

“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.”