Ugh … believe me, nothing pains me more than having to write anything about Chris Brown but in the hopes that the man convicted of brutally assaulting his girlfriend has learned to be a better person, I’m willing to make an exception. As you may know, Brown and girlfriend Rihanna have gotten back together again even after he was arrested and tried for her brutal beating back in 2009. In an interview with the Daily Mirror, CB reveals that his vicious act of violence against Rihanna is his “greatest regret”, his “biggest mistake”. While I, personally, cannot fathom ever allowing a person who beat me into my life again, it’s quite clear that Rihanna has forgiven Chris and has chosen to stick with him. Click below to read what Brown has to say about regrets and inexplicable love.
Chris Brown has opened up about his 2009 assault on Rihanna, saying it was his “greatest regret.” The R&B singer, who is still on probation for the brutal attack, told The Mirror, “Sometimes you row, you fight, with the one you love and things get said, stuff spirals.” He added that the “Diamonds” singer has forgiven him after many months of “serious making up.” “That night was the deepest regret of my life, the biggest mistake,” he told the UK publication. “But she loves me — what can I say? I’m forgiven… but, yes, I worked hard for it.” Brown knows that portions of the public have not forgiven him for what he did to his then-girlfriend on eve of the Grammys four years ago. During Sunday’s Oscars, host Seth MacFarlane even made a cringe-worthy comparison about the violence in “Django Unchained” as Rihanna and Brown’s version of a “date movie.” “People attack me and criticize me, it happens all the time. But they don’t know me, and they don’t know us. It doesn’t bother me anymore. Other people can judge us but they don’t know anything,” he said. The couple, who split over the incident, are now officially back together. Rihanna told Rolling Stone last month that dating Brown makes her happy and “if it’s a mistake, it’s my mistake.” She added it would be a deal-breaker if he displayed any indication of his past behavior again. “He doesn’t have the luxury of fucking up again,” she said. “That’s just not an option. I can’t say that nothing else will ever go wrong. But I’m pretty solid in the knowing that he’s disgusted by that.” The controversial pair recently celebrated Rihanna’s 25th birthday in Hawaii. Brown told Page Six on Oscar night at Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Bash, “We are really happy. She is the most beautiful girl in the world.”
As much as I would like to believe that Chris Brown is a changed man, I don’t think enough time has passed to make me a believer. I, personally, am of the mind that a violent person like this usually never changes but … I guess there are exceptions for every individual … and hope springs eternal. For Rihanna‘s sake, I hope Chris Brown has learned his lesson and will never, ever raise a hand to her again. I say this with all sincerity, I pray that Chris Brown proves me wrong and will never again lay a hand on another person ever again.