Chris Brown appeared on the TODAY Show this morning to promote his latest single “Fine China,” and his forthcoming album, X. He also opened up about his life since his convicted felony assault charges from the incident with Rihanna in 2009. Brown says that he is a changed, more mature man who is trying to be positive. Matt Lauer let him have it but Brown handled himself well.
On Humbling Himself:
“I’ve been humbled by the whole experience. From me losing everything, you know, to me having to regain public opinion or whatever it is — but most importantly, you know, knowing that what I did was totally wrong and having to kind of deal with myself and kind of forgive myself in the same breath and being able to apologize to, you know, Rihanna and be that man that can be who is a man, you know?”
On Being Back With Rihanna:
“Everything’s good, we’re fine. I think it’s just me proving myself once again Knowing that what I did was wrong, and never doing it again. So as far as me and (Rihanna) are concerned, she knows my heart, and I know her heart. So I’m not really focused on the negative.”
On Proving himself:
“For me, it’s about proving myself to my fans. The only thing I can do is please my family, myself, and please her, you know, and my fans.”
Lauer also asked him about the counseling he did and whether he thought he might hurt Rihanna again. Chris Brown stands firm that he absolutely won’t be going down that road again.
Watch the full interview here: