Forgiveness was the topic of Chris Brown’s latest radio interview with “On Air With Ryan Seacrest,” where the singer owned up to his poor judgment four years ago, saying he was “hotheaded” and “arrogant.”
But now it seems like the 23-year old has put a lid on his temper, (minus his “hotheaded” moment regarding a valet outside of a charity event earlier this week…total misunderstanding.) He said he didn’t know if Rihanna would ever forgive him after the incident, but he has been making a conscious effort to mend the fences ever since.
“I just 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 said.
But RiRi’s forgiveness wasn’t the only one he was trying to gain back. After getting such a bad rep after the altercation, trying to win some of his fans back seems to be easier said than done. Chris said that he’s realized that people are entitled to their opinions about him.
“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,” he said.
He continued, “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,” he told Ryan.
While he’s still trying to work on rebuilding his image, one of the biggest lessons Chris said he’s learned from the incident is that you could easily lose it all.
“And 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,” he said. “Everything was learning, and I learned from certain mistakes, and I’m getting better as the days come.”
As for the couple’s current relationship status, Chris spoke candidly saying, “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.”
Check out the entire interview below, and be on the lookout for Chris’ new single “Fine China,” which is dropping April 1.