The last time Chris Brown stopped by a televised morning show, he shattered the window after he was asked a question about the domestic violence incident, but this morning while visiting the Today Show, when asked the same questions, he smiled and breezed through the line of questioning like a pro.
He also accepted responsibility for his actions as well as discussing how he plans to move forward. He even kept it very cordial as Matt Lauer reminded him that he’s said that he was a changed man once before, and then was involved in fights with Drake and Frank Ocean.
Catch a few highlights
On Being a Changed Man
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, 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, Rihanna and be that man that can be a man, you know?
On People Who May Think He’s Just Doing This to Sell Records
I think everybody is entitled to their opinion. For me, it’s just a learning process. You know, I have to just take it one day at a time. I can’t make everybody like me. I think for my album as far as what I’m promoting, the single or whatever, it’s just about me being positive. Whatever I’m doing with my music is to inspire the world and inspire people that have been in my situation or even anybody who’s trying to learn from it.”
On His Relationship With Rihanna
“We’re fine. I think in the actual interview they tried to depict that [we broke up]. I think they [got that] from an interview from like a year ago. Yeah, 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. Everything about it is positive for me. I did my 52 weeks of counseling and learned that it was absolutely wrong. It was counseling, a 52 week program. Every Monday in Virginia. I remember going and just sitting in there [thinking], ‘Why did I do what I did?’ And really wanting to just get help.