Chris Brown lost his virginity when he was eight.

The 'Fine China' singer, who ended his on/off relationship with Rihanna for good earlier this year, claims he began watching porn at a very early age and had his first sexual experience with a local girl, who was 14 or 15, while growing up in Tappahannock, Virginia.

The 24-year-old star told The Guardian newspaper: ''It's different in the country. By that point, we were already kind of like hot to trot, you know what I'm saying? Like, girls, we weren't afraid to talk to them; I wasn't afraid. So, at eight, being able to do it, it kind of preps you for the long run, so you can be a beast at it. You can be the best at it.''

The controversial R&B star inked his first record deal when he was 12 but insists he has no regrets about being forced to grow up so quickly and believes it makes him better role model for children.

He said: ''Honestly, where I'm from, probably not. I think me being able to travel from the small town I was from, me already having a good IQ, and you know being intelligent, and regular stuff, I just had to learn more and more of the street life, you know, how to manoeuvre around a room full of wolves.

''You know, whether it be naysayers, people that won't say, 'Hey, I like that.' But as far as me being young, like, I don't regret it, I love it, being able to accomplish my dreams at an early age. That's just showing the kids that's coming up in sixth or seventh grade, I can do this. If I really stick to it, I can do it. 'Chris was my age when he did it.'''