Chris Brown dropped by On Air With Ryan Seacrest this morning and he discusses moving past his assault on Rihanna, how grateful he is she forgave him and their current relationship.
On making amends and Rihanna forgiving him: “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.”
On their relationship now: “It’s still like we’re kids. I try not to be too grown and be like, ‘Lets have candlelight dinner every night.’ I try to make sure everything is fun. It has to be fun and it has to be genuine.”
On winning fans back: ”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.”
On what lessons he learned: “You can lose it all. And I’m not just saying fame or stardom because that’s not what it’s about. I’m talking about dignity, integrity. You know, you lose yourself in a way.”
On maturity level at the time of the assault: ”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. 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.”
Listen to the intervew below.
Chris’ new single, Fine China, drops in April. He is also working on a collaboration with Jennifer Lopez, whom he hopes to feature on his new album, X.