Chris Brown is seemingly owning his sins when it comes to his on-again, off-again girlfriend Rihanna. Now, the two are back together, and Brown is “eternally grateful” for it.
Brown is not normally one to talk about the mistakes he’s made (at least not without throwing chairs and trashing a set), but he did open up about his relationship with Rihanna briefly to Ryan Seacrest on his Tuesday morning KIIS FM radio show.
In 2009, Brown was arrested for a violent domestic dispute against then-girlfriend Rihanna. What happened between the two on Grammy night is still unclear, but the aftermath photos seemingly said it all: Rihanna was shown beaten, bloody, and swollen.
The two have since reconciled, albeit slowly and quietly, before Rihanna announced the two were officially “back on” recently. RiRi usually does all of the talking to the press for the two, and Brown rarely, if ever, says anything about 2009.
With Seacrest, Brown broke the silence, though briefly. He said that he is “eternally grateful” to Rihanna for giving him a second chance, and admitted that he wasn’t sure she ever would. He considers what happened a “learning step,” telling Seacrest:
“I just tried my best to be the best man I could be over the years and just show her how remorseful and sorry I was for the incident and that time was probably the worst part of my life and being that she has and she’s a wonderful person I’m eternally grateful and thankful.”
Explaining his mistakes further, Brown added:
“I could put that on my age but that would just be making an excuse. I think for me that at age 18, 19 I was capable of writing and producing songs, so I’m also capable of making the right choices. So I think it’s about a learning process now. Being at that young age I can tell you I was arrogant and definitely hotheaded. Everybody has a temper, but for me it was not knowing how to control it when I thought I had the world in my hands.”
Brown also says that some of his silence is due to his attempt to stay out of trouble: On Instagram, Twitter, and in public.
“People are entitled to their opinions. I can’t go around blaming. It’s all about my responsibility and me growing up as a man. So I think now that I’m becoming older, and trying to mature in this life under the public eye at all times, I have to focus on doing the right thing and being more of a humble individual.”
What do you think? Is that a good enough mea culpa from Chris Brown to move on, or does he not deserve forgiveness for beating up Rihanna?
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