Chris Brown revealed a secret passion for art during a recent photo op visit to an art show in NYC. "I fell in love with art around the age of six. I always took pride in kind of winning the coloring contests in school," the crooner explained. "Art was my only outlet. Aside from music, art is the thing that I like to escape. And I appreciate other artists who have that talent and that eye for detail and eye for their own imagination. Art is a part of my life and it influences me completely." Sure. [Rap-Up]

Up-and-comer J. Cole said that when he met Nas, he tried to bow down and give him "extra props," but the QB legend actually turned out to be a fan. "It don't even sound right to me [that I'm compared frequently to Nas], 'cause Nas is [in] another stratosphere," Cole explained, of comparisons between the two. "When I met him, I tried to give him like extra props -- like I tried to bow down in his presence. He kinda wouldn't let me, 'cause he's like, 'Man, I'm a fan of yours'...It's impossible for you to be a fan of mine; it's not supposed to happen like that." [HipHopDX]