As Chris Brown tries to win back the public, he continues to be upfront and frank about his infamous 2009 assault on Rihanna which subsequently shattered his reputation.
Chris Brown, 23, once again opened up about vicious attack on Rihanna with Matt Lauer on the Today show on Monday morning.
In an interview to promote his new album Fine China, Chris Brown said that his 52 week stint in domestic violence counseling finally made him see the error of his ways.
“I think it is just proving myself once again and me being a man. Knowing what I did was wrong and never doing it again,” the singer told Matt Lauer.
“As far as she [Rihanna] and I are concerned, she knows my heart and I know her heart. I am not really focused on the negative, everything is positive for me. I did my 52 weeks of couseling and learned it was absolutely wrong.”
Chris Brown said that during counseling he played the incident in his head over and over again.
“It was domestic violence counseling. A 52 week program. Every Monday in Virginia, I remember going, sitting in there thinking <<why did I do what I did?>> I really just wanted to get help,” he told Matt Lauer.
When Matt Lauer asked Chris Brown if he could promise that won’t ever happen again, the star repeatedly told him “absolutely”.
Chris Brown also told Matt Lauer that he was now concentrating on moving forward “positively”, but realized that not everybody will be willing to forgive him.
“I am moving forward, positively. I think for me it is about proving myself to my fans and for me my fans have been my number one support,” Chris Brown said.
“The naysayers are going to have their opinion. Anything I do… It’s not going to be <<Chris is the greatest>>. So I am not going to focus my life on pleasing those people. The only thing I can do is please my family, myself and please her [Rihanna] and my fans.”