R&B singer and convicted felon Chris Brown was on the Today Show this morning to promote his new music video for the song “Fine China.” He also used the opportunity to try and revamp his public image.
Brown became one of the most hated and ridiculed music artists in 2009, when he was arrested and convicted of beating fellow R&B singer Rihanna. Since that time, Brown has been the subject of jokes meant to highlight the seemingly light punishment the singer faced for the domestic abuse, as well as the fact that it did not seem to derail his career.
Speaking with Matt Lauer, Brown had a different perspective on the incident. Lauer asked the singer how he has changed since the incident.
“Well, you know, for me I’ve been humbled by the whole experience, you know?” said Brown. “From me losing everything, you know, to me having to regain, you know, public opinion or whatever it is. But most importantly, you know, knowing that what I did was totally wrong, you know, and having to kinda deal with myself and kinda forgive myself in the same breath. And, you know, being able to apologize to, you know, Rihanna, and being able to be that man that can be a man, you know?”
Brown went on to assure Lauer that he put in his time with domestic violence counseling and that and incident like that would “absolutely” never happen again.