Chris Brown is currently busy promoting the upcoming release of his seventh studio album, Royalty, but it appears Brown is also taking some time to dish on his new role as a father and how his 19-month-old daughter Royalty has inspired him to move on from his past mistakes.
In an interview with Ryan Seacrest during On Air with Ryan Seacrest on Friday, Chris Brown opened up about his feelings towards fatherhood while also explaining how Royalty has taught him patience and understanding.
When asked if he’s enjoying fatherhood, Chris Brown gushes, “It’s actually great, it’s very humbling, and it’s very calming. Being able to be a father and seeing my daughter from those gradual stages—from crawling, to walking, to saying words, to learning different things every day—is kind of teaching me patience and it’s been great.”
Chris Brown further explains that Royalty has inspired him to take on a new outlook on life, which in turn inspired a new sound for his upcoming 18-track album that features singles like “Zero,” “Fine By Me,” and “Liquor.”
Chris Brown’s new album, Royalty, is currently set for a December 18 release date after being pushed back from its original November 27 drop date. While Brown’s fans are certainly eager to hear Chris’ new record, Brown also explains his desire to want to give back to the community by donating $1 to Children’s Miracle Network for every album that’s sold.
“You have these platforms and these positions as an artist. It only matters if you help people along the way,” Brown explains.
Despite Chris’ charitable contributions, Brown recognizes that his controversial past has had negative implications for his career and reputation.
Earlier this week, reports confirmed that Chris Brown will not be able to tour in Australia and New Zealand after immigration officials denied Brown’s request for a visa stemming from his 2009 domestic assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna.
Chris Brown’s tour promoters later released a statement regarding the rumored cancellation, telling fans that they “remain positive that the tour will take place in the near future” and that “Mr. Brown wishes to express his deepest gratitude to the fans for their support,” Rolling Stone reports.
Brown further explained to host Ryan Seacrest that he’s learning to move forward from his past mistakes, but wants to provide an opportunity for others to learn from his wrongdoings.
“I’m not insecure and ashamed of who I am and what I’ve been through in my life.”
“I just chose now to let people learn from my situation and try to understand that I’m human and everybody is human as well,” Chris Brown concludes.
Chris Brown’s comments come just one week after the singer apologized to ex-girlfriends Karrueche Tran and Rihanna for wronging them in the past.
“I am going to be honest with you, if it did hinder anybody’s job, anything that I have done with anybody, I make my mistakes and I am totally in acceptance of any wrongs that I have done,” Brown explains when asked if he’s hurt by Tran’s comments regarding their former relationship.
“But I just can only wish and hope for the best for that person and everybody else whoever I’ve messed up their lives or jobs or hindered…whatever the case may be, it’s just more blessings and success to them,” Brown concludes.
Chris Brown’s new album, Royalty, is currently available for pre-sale on iTunes and will be available on December 18.
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