Chris Brown finally apologises

2009-07-21 11:24
R&B singer Chris Brown issued his first full public apology for assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna, describing his loss of control as "unacceptable, 100 percent" and asking for forgiveness from his fans.

Brown, 20, said in a two-minute video statement that he had wanted to speak out earlier but had been advised against it by his lawyers.

The singer of hits Run It and Kiss Kiss pleaded guilty last month to punching Rihanna in Los Angeles on the eve of the Grammy Awards in February. He is expected to be sentenced to five years' probation in August.

"I have told Rihanna countless times and I am telling you today that I am truly, truly sorry that I wasn't able to handle the situation differently and better," Brown said in the video statement, which is available on Youtube.

Brown's attack on Rihanna, left her face bloodied and bruised. The viciousness of the assault stunned both his fans and the music industry, where he had previously been seen as a role model, and it prompted heated debates on domestic violence involving young men and women.

Brown said he had done a lot of soul-searching since the incident, knew he had let down his fans, and was seeking help to ensure that he never repeated such behaviour.

"I am very sad and very ashamed of what I've done," he said "As many of you know, I grew up in a home where there was domestic violence and I saw personally what uncontrolled rage could do.

"What I did was unacceptable, 100 percent ... I hope that others learn from my mistakes. I intend to live my life so that I am truly worthy of the term 'role model'," he added.

A week after the incident, Brown issued a statement saying he was sorry and saddened over "what transpired" but did not acknowledge having beaten Rihanna, whom he had been dating for about a year. They split up after the fight.

Prior to his sentencing, Brown released a video saying, "Everybody that's haters, they just been haters. All my real fans, love y'all, I ain't a monster".

Brown is due to be formally sentenced on August 5 after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors in June that avoided a trial and a possible four-year prison sentence.

What do you think of Chris' apology?


  • Bojangels - 2009-07-22 11:18

    The man has obviously has issues and this will happen again .....

  • goons - 2009-07-22 13:43

    @bojangels, i think you are the ones with issues.. good job cb for stepping up to the plate and issuing an are headed in the right direction and wish you you 100%..

  • Burdbubble - 2009-07-22 16:32

    Somebody should smack this clown around a bit... see if he likes it.

  • Mo - 2009-07-22 16:55

    Well done Chris. We have to realise that everyone makes mistakes...after all who are we to judge...leave the criting to our Almighty.

  • nomsa mathebula - 2009-07-23 08:50

    my suggestion is every one had mistakes so they need 2 4 give him as he learn to his mistakes. love nomsa

  • Natassia - 2009-07-23 10:14

    Give the guy a break everyone does make mistakes and I think he is really sorry because het truly loved her just put yourself in his shoes and you would understand, you people are so quick to judge others when you don't even know what's going on in their lives.

  • ada - 2009-07-23 13:45

    Even God has accepted the apology and Brown is cleared of his mistakes which we all make so it doesnt matter what people like bojangels and burdbubble say they are not important afterall, they would do same thing and not apologise. Brown is far better than they are. Your fans love you Brown.

  • Miss Coco - 2009-07-23 17:06

    Are y'all blind or stupid??? What apology? His career is going down, that's why he's sorry. Boo-hooo- f****n-hooo! Riri did herself a favour by leaving this abuser and moving on with her life. It has happened once, it will definetly happen again.

  • Anonymous - 2009-07-24 08:53

    Does Rihanna carry NO blame? I have always thought there are two sides to every story ut with this one Chris Brown has had to carry ALL the blame. Interesting - is she an angel?

  • Natassia - 2009-07-24 09:29

    Miss Coco why don't you just shut up because it's people like you that makes me sick and who are you to say that Riri did herself a favour how do you know what went on remember she wanted to work things out with him and if the media wasn't so in their business maybe they would have been together.

  • Molebogeng - 2009-07-24 13:06

    i thnk we shud gve a guy a break,evry1 mkes mistakes.neither Riri nor Chris is 2 blame though he cannot justify his actions.we r no angels & hu r we 2 judje,ono of us is perfect

  • man - 2009-07-27 12:12

    natassia you are the type of women that will get smashed up by a man but will forgive him that not stupid miss coco is 100% RIGHT

  • burdbubble - 2009-07-28 13:51

    How can you fools condone violence like this? This is exactly what is wrong with society at the moment. You people are sick and your views are sick. But I still think that if this Brown idiot wants to smash and bite women then let somebody his own size smack him around. He'll cry like the little boy he is....

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