Chris Brown: ‘I’m a role model in a way’

    Now that Rihanna has forgiven him and he’s been cleared to leave the country on tour, Chris Brown said his story of redemption is an example for others.

    The singer, clearly opting to focus on the good instead of the gossip that draws daily attention from tabloids and celebrity blogs, recently spoke to former “106 & Park” co-host Terrence J about his new charity, Symphonic Love.

    “This is all about art and love. I wanna just definitely do a program. I wanted to do something with the kids,” he said. “My heart is the kids.”

    While the embattled singer has dealt with his share of public scandal and criticism, he said what he’s been through could encourage others.

    “Everybody looks up to me, I can say I’m a role model in a way. I definitely want the kids to be able to see I’m doing the right thing and giving back, and I want them to have the same opportunities I had with the art, with the music, with the singing, with anything…”

    Chris appeared in court last week, and although Judge Patricia Schnegg allowed him to travel to Europe and South Africa on tour this month, it doesn’t seem his probation is over.

    While he “appears to be making a sincere effort to comply with terms and conditions of probation,” according to a probation officer’s report, the judge ordered him to remain on supervised probation.

    He’s not completely a free man yet, but Chris is seemingly headed in the right direction. That’s something he wants his fans to take note of.

    “There’s a way out and there’s a positive side to getting through your situation,” he said.

    Watch Chris’ interview below.

    See photos of Chris with Pooch Hall, Romeo Miller, Monica Brown and more.

    —Tracy L. Scott



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