Chris Brown: I’m ‘eternally grateful’ Rihanna forgave me, now buy my new single

Chris Brown

Guess who’s back? It’s Upstanding Citizen Chris Brown, who just happens to be the same guy who recently described the night he beat up Rihanna as “the greatest regret of my life” (even though he never bothered to complete his community service). I should have figured that when Chris said this carefully rehearsed phrase, he must have been promoting some new music. Sure enough, Chris is now promoting his new single, “Fine China,” which drops on April 1. Then he’ll keep doing publicity for his upcoming sixth album, X, which he describes as follows: “X is about life, it’s about me. X is the 24th letter of the alphabet, and I’ll be 24 when it comes out. When you see X on a vial, it’s like forbidden fruit. For me, it means being able to express myself without a filter, without boundaries.” Strange … I never realized that Chris ever had a filter since he’s usually so busy throwing tantrums.

Still, Upstanding Citizen Chris Brown has returned to the premises, and he would like us to forget all about his guidelines for “keeping a bad bitch in line” because he has a record to sell. In 2009, Chris freaked out because stores refused to carry his records after he beat the holy hell out of Rihanna, and he’s not about to let that happen again. As such, he appeared on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show to talk about how “eternally grateful” he is that Rihanna forgave him, and he’s trying to explain away the “raging at a valet” incident too. Here are some excerpts:

Chris Brown

On winning back fans: “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.”

His greatest lesson is “you can lose it all”: “I’m not just saying fame or stardom because that’s not what it’s about. I’m talking about dignity [and] integrity. You know, you lose yourself in a way. So that process of me having to deal with any trials and tribulations I went through at that time, it was a learning step for me. Everything was learning, and I learned from certain mistakes, and I’m getting better as the days come.”

Was his youth to blame for his violent ways? “I could put that on my age but that would just be making an excuse. 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. So I think it’s about a learning process now. 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.”

On Rihanna’s forgiveness: “Ijust 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.”

He & Ri are in a better place 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.”

About that valet situation: “Okay so I can elaborate on the situation. By all means, I’m a great tipper. Ten dollars is not a problem…[it] was five dollar parking at the place…but before we went in, I gave the man $100 dollars. We had two cars. It’s five dollar parking. Okay, do the math. So when we came out he was like, ‘You know what? We need $20 for each car.’ And I said, ‘Sir, I just gave you $100.’ So he was like, ‘No, no we need $10.’ So he was just going around trying to see if he could get more money and I was like, ‘no,’ so by that time it was a situation.”

On Instagram & Twitter: “Both [are a blessing and a curse]…for me now I’m not as hands on as I used to be. I totally deleted my Instagram and I get on Twitter every now and then to touch base with my fans because I love my fans. But sometimes when you’re a young kid and you have impulsive techniques you kind of get like, ‘Arghhh! I can’t stand you.’ People love [Twitter wars], they eat it up, so I’d rather not feed them that.”

[From On Air with Ryan Seacrest]

I find it amusing that Chris is now pretending to take the high road when it comes to Twitter wars considering he’s freaked out at everyone and deleted his account not once but twice. Then again, this is the “new” Chris, who is only around to promote his new single and upcoming album. After the first week of release, he’ll probably end up in another bar fight. Just wait for it to happen.

Here are some audio clips (with slide shows) from Breezy’s appearance on Seacrest’s show — in case you want to hear his insincerity instead of just reading about it.


Chris Brown

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  1. LadyMTL says:

    Go away Chris Brown. That’s all I can ever say when it comes to this loser.

  2. Jess says:

    I don’t even get how this guy has female fans anymore. I got it when he first came on the scene, and I could even kind of understand that some of those fans hung around after be attacked Rihanna (teenagers crushes are a force to reckoned with).

    But he just keeps getting uglier and uglier (is he on meth? serious question). I don’t see how anyone could be physically attracted to him at this point. His music is no longer the type of thing 13yr old girls swoon over, but it’s still terrible, so who the hell is still buying his albums?

  3. anoneemouse says:

    As much as I hate him, I think at this point, she’s the bigger fool.

    • Diana says:

      Agreed. This right here is why he’s with her. He wants validation and his premise is, “well Rihana forgave me,you have to do it too.” She’s so dumb for going back to him and allow him to use her like this.

  4. DreamyK says:

    Ridiculous. He proves over and over that he thinks he is above it all, plays it off like he’s some kind of martyr instead of a selfish monster.

    You know what he’s learned? How to play the victim card. He feels so, so put upon. Poor, sad Chris Brown.

    • Jenny says:

      I don’t think these comments from him relay that directly; I think he is saying all the right things, too perfectly and maturely, which from his history makes me doubt his sincerity that much more.

      PS- on a positive note I guess, he looks less crackheadish than he has lately :-/

      • Tulip Garden says:

        I agree with you. He’s talking a good game but there’s a reason for the old axiom “actions speak louder than words”.
        So let me look at what you do versus what you say Upstanding Citizen Chris Brown.*takes a moment” Well, okay then, shut up and go away.

  5. Carolyn says:

    NOT an attractive man, inside or out. Some of his songs are OK but I’ll never give him any of my money for them.

  6. Mirna says:

    Wow, that is some great media training! I can hardly believe it’s the same “doosh” bag speaking.

  7. MonicaQ says:

    Oh my, would you look at time? It’s douchewallet o’ clock!

    If you meant it, that’d be different. I still wouldn’t like you but I know you just doing this to sell some records. And I’m all out of fucks to give and a lot of people should be too.

  8. Merritt says:

    He needs to go away forever. He will have another violent altercation in the near future.And once again, nothing will happen to him.

  9. Winnie says:

    The valet explanation makes no sense. I don’t remember him or anyone in his group saying “we already paid” or “I have you $100 already,” which is what calm, rational people would have said in such a situation.

    • Marty says:

      Exactly! Or why would he not ask for a manager or something like that? What a d-bag explanation.

    • bluecalling says:

      i doubt we saw the whole thing but a >1min clip…

      but THIS makes more sense than the guy not wanting to pay his valet ticket.

      not a fan, has a sweet voice, needs to grow up or grow out, but what he says probably close to the truth.

  10. lucy2 says:

    NO. Just no.

    He must have a new publicist who is controlling his comments to the media, because that surely is not coming out of the same brain as all the stuff that does when he’s not “on”.
    LOL at his version of the valet thing.

    • alison8761 says:

      Yeah I was just thinking he must have a new publicist because this interview is wayyy better than his previous ones. But uh dude, it’s too little too late man. You’re able to talk the PR talk, but you do not walk the walk. It’s one thing to say you’re sorry/grateful/undercontrol but another when none of your actions display that.

      although I don’t think he or Rihanna responded to last weeks glee that just reamed them both.

  11. NerdMomma says:

    Oh I am surrrrre he has to work hard to avoid falling into a pattern of candlelight dinners every night. He seems like such a gentleman, he has to work at keeping it fun.

  12. Stoner says:

    LMGDAO @ “Impulsive techniques”.

    Shut up, dummy.

  13. judyjudy says:

    He’s so gross.

  14. erika says:

    oh, ok…now work on the other 8 billion people on this planet who think you’re a rage-eee asshole….

    good progress though(so far from a chick w/a rigamortis brain she smokes so much weed/booze…)

  15. Go away you piece of garbage, and take Rihanna with you. I just can’t with these two. Sick, sick, sick.

  16. Bridget says:

    Someone’s had some media training! People really must have been freaking out behind the scenes, because this is a

  17. Helvetica says:

    His neck tattoos are THE WORST

    • lolo says:

      ’ And I said, ‘Sir, I just gave you $100.’

      AHAHAHAHA!This is the funniset thing I have literally ever read!! He is trying to make people laugh there is no other explanation. Chris Brown has never been this polite and respectful to anyone ever……ever.

  18. KellyinSeattle says:

    Who is the bigger fool: the fool or the one who follows a fool? You can quote me on that.

  19. Madriani's Girl says:

    Dignity and integrity? Honey, you can’t lose what you never had.

    Tribulations? Let me see you actually define that word without asking a 5 year old for help.

    You WERE arrogant and definitely hotheaded??? And you think you’re not those things anymore? Sorry, you forgot violent and misogynistic.

  20. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    CollegeHumor has a video about Chris Brown’s publicist:

    It’s not as funny as the one about Nicolas Cage’s agent, but I got a few chuckles out of it. It does contain bad language, so be warned.

  21. Hakura says:

    I shall never again refer to him as anything but UCCC. (Upstanding Citizen Chris Brown). I knew there had to be a *reason* for his sudden appearance spouting what amounts to p*ss in a champagne glass. May look decent on the outside, but the truth behind it is anything but.

    I know this is likely going to sound offensive (which I do NOT mean), but it’s almost as though he sees himself like Christ or something. “I was crucified, but now, I have RETURNED to preach & show you the errors of your ways!”

  22. I Choose Me says:

    Ugh. I think all of his comments have been coached. Don’t think this little turd has changed one bit.

    Oddly enough, I believe him about the parking situation. BUT there was a better way to handle it. Kid’s still got serious anger issues and needs to get his ass some therapy along with Rihanna.

    • Hakura says:

      Agreed, about the therapy. But they both *really* obviously also need to be going to therapy for their own problems as well, on top of couples therapy.

      But somehow, I just don’t see that happening. =(