Chris Brown Talks Valet Incident, Rihanna, New Album
After four years of temper tantrums, social media meltdowns and facing public backlash for repeatedly portraying himself in the worst light possible, Chris Brown finally seems to be growing up and taking responsibility for his choices.
Breezy recently sat down with “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest on his radio show and gave a very personal interview about humbling himself, becoming a man, not making excuses, being eternally grateful to Rihanna and much, much more.
Check out a few interview excerpts below:
On winning people back over who dislike him after the 2009 incident:
“I think people are entitled to their opinion. I can’t go around blaming them. You know, its all about my responsibilities and me growing up as a man. I think now that I’m becoming older and trying to mature in this life of being under the public eye at all times, I gotta kinda just focus on doing the right thing. And just being more of a humble individual, having fun with my life and just being positive.”
On the greatest lesson learned from 2009 incident:
“Honestly, that you can lose it all. And that’s not just saying fame, stardom cause that’s not what it’s about. Just dignity, integrity, anything. You lose yourself, in a way. In that process of me kinda having to deal with any trials and tribulations at that time, it was a learning step for me. I learned from certain mistakes and I’m getting better as the days come.
I could put that on my age but, that would just be making an excuse. I think for me at 18 or 19, I was capable of writing and producing songs so I was also capable of making the right choices. Being at that age, I can tell you I was arrogant, I was definitely hot-headed. It was just me not knowing how to control it when I thought I had the world in my hands.”
On whether or not he thought Rihanna would forgive him:
“Honestly, I didn’t know. 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. Being that she has and she’s a wonderful person, I’m eternally grateful.”
Hit the flip to hear more from the interview, including the reason behind the Karrueche look-a-like in his latest video and what really happened with the valet.
On the girl in his latest video:
“I kind of incorporated the “Asian” aspect of it. That was an actual clip from the video for “Fine China.” I’ll give you guys a little bit of [the idea behind] the treatment for the video. The Chinese triads are basically trying to come after me because I’m dating their daughter. She’s the royalty. I take her to the underground, where we’re from.”
On if it bothers him when people make more of the video shoot pictures than what it is:
“A lot of the times [it does] because you want to keep the mystery of the video [secret]. But, you know, it’s press. Gives em a little teaser.”
You can listen to the entire interview to hear Chris give his side of story about the recent ‘valet’ incident, plus more talk about humbling himself, his new album, relationship with Rihanna, having a family in the near future and more HERE.