Chris Brown compares himself to Trayvon Martin in a recent interview with Jet magazine.

Yes, he did.

No ... really. He did.

Right -- the unarmed kid shot to death in Florida, and the singer who violated his probation by flying around the world in private jets ... same type of deal, apparently.

Brown -- who to be fair, seems to have something wrong with the part of his brain that causes him to think before saying things -- also told the magazine in its Oct. 24 issue he doesn't understand why everyone picks on him for beating up a woman, but Jay Z "gets a pass" for stabbing someone.

Brown says Jay Z gets accepted by white America. He must have missed that whole "Jay Z goes to Cuba" thing.

Singer Chris Brown performs onstage during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 20, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo
Singer Chris Brown performs onstage during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 20, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel) (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

"This is something I've been dealing with for the past maybe five years," he told Jet, according to CNN. "Anybody with a voice -- Tupac, Michael Jackson, the Notorious B.I.G. -- gets formatted ... except maybe for Jay Z, who is accepted by White America because he shakes hands and kisses babies."

Michael Jackson probably ... never mind.

"No disrespect, because I'm a fan, but nobody brings up the fact that (Jay Z) stabbed somebody and sold drugs. He gets a pass."

In 2001, Jay Z pleaded guilty to stabbing record producer Lance "Un" Rivera at a 1999 listening party in Manhattan. Brown said he believes Mr. Beyonce got off easy for that, but he still can't move past the 2009 Rihanna assault.

"I got to the point where it's only so much you can take from the master, you feel me?" he told Jet. "I've taken my fair share of lashings. I've dealt with the media. Instead of being an artist, I've been called a woman beater; I've been insulted in public and judged. And being able to not want to kill yourself at the end of the day is what made me say, '(expletive) it.'"

Well, yeah ... he has been called a woman beater. Because, when one beats a woman, he gets called that.

Compared to this guy, a Miley Cyrus tongue-wagging twerk seems pretty logical right now.

The 24-year-old Brown even went so far as to compare himself to Trayvon Martin.

"I identify with Trayvon 100 percent as far as living in 2013 and still dealing with blatant racism," he said. "This generation is so used to racism that it's normal; we don't care. We aren't on drugs or catching AIDS, but they still look at us as (n-bombs)."

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