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 (Mar11).
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."