Chris Brown Talks About Beating Rihanna & Says He's 'A Better Me' In New Song

Fri, March 9, 2012 10:01am EDT by 60 Comments
Chris Brown How I Feel

In the new song ‘How I Feel’, Chris opens up about his troubles and discusses the times his father hit his mother. Are YOU shocked that he got so real?

Chris Brown often dodges the fact that he ruthlessly beat Rihanna in 2009, but in his new song he actually brings up the topic and (sort of) apologizes!

Chris, 22, and Rihanna, 24, seem to have reconciled, and his newly-released track “How I Feel” talks about the brutal assault with more clarity than we’ve ever heard from him.

At one point, he clearly evokes the memory of that day in 2009, rapping, “19 a n—a went through a tragedy / Three years a n—a just found a better me.”

He also talks about growing up in an abusive household, rhyming, “All alone sleepin’ in my bedroom / As I wet the sheets momma gon’ be dead soon / Cuz a man beat her.”

Chris debuted the new song on his Twitter on March 8, and we’re sure it will give fans plenty to talk about.

Do you think it’s great that Chris Brown is being honest about beating Rihanna, and how he feels he’s a “better man” now, HollywoodLifers?

– William Earl

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Jenny

Posted at 6:33 AM on February 27, 2013  

I don’t think public will ever forget. Chris Brown will always be the guy who did beat up his girlfriend. No matter what he does. Just like Bobby Brown or Ike Turner, no one will ever forget what they did. I am thinking how does it feel to be famous for such a thing. How a person like that can look in the mirror in the morning, knowing that his name means something so bad and dark. That must be hard and heavy to live with! Chris is lucky, Rihanna forgave him and she loves him, she gave him another chance. Maybe there is hope for him

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Goodman

Posted at 7:15 PM on April 27, 2012  

Hey,you’re so ignorant,and i can not you blame because i know that you don’t know what you are doin’.you first clean your hands because you are more worse than others.i may encourage Riri to go ahead with her to Cris.

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Charles Adetoye

Posted at 9:32 AM on April 20, 2012  

Not only speeches that take it all…but at times, it takes violence for an upright man.

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Kiki

Posted at 2:02 PM on April 2, 2012  

Chris what is wrong with you, you have beaten up rihanna and yet you still want to be with her. Rihanna chris had beaten the death outta you and you still like him. All of yall that think they should be together again is causing more drama. Chris is going to beat up rihanna again he is going to loose his career and go to jail. Chris if I were you I would forget about rihanna and start a new life, stay with tran if u wanna stay with your career

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flowertot

Posted at 4:51 PM on March 27, 2012  

I really want rihanna and chris to get back together cos they are really cute

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taylor

Posted at 12:37 PM on July 1, 2012  

Yeah, it’s just adorable when men beat up their girlfriends.

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nicolerochelle

Posted at 1:46 AM on March 16, 2012  

Wow. Just reading all the back and forth and bickering that you all have been doing, I only have one thing to say. You guys are FOBS. Lmfao

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edkings

Posted at 12:44 PM on March 14, 2012  

the girl is butiful no wonder chris coming back 4 her.rihana also feels alot about him,they should follow wat i think there hearts are teln dem,dats love ups & downs meks it flow.

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kofid

Posted at 4:05 PM on March 12, 2012  

Chris has known his mistake and apologize over the years, so whats the big deal if he and Rihanna are back together. it’s a lesson learnt, Chris no going back to the bad.

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emily

Posted at 8:39 PM on March 19, 2012  

#1. beating women is like being a rapist. you just can’t change back.
#2. rihanna should not even CONSIDER dating him after he beat her to a bloody pulp.
#3. you can’t just apologize and expect everyone to forget.

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electlady1

Posted at 3:27 AM on March 12, 2012  

In this song you hear a lot of hurt and healing but he has to learn how to trust again because he got let down by the ones who push him up and then they torn him down. Isn’t that what they did to Jesus they said hosana,hosana then they said crucified he has to come out the cave and face his enemies not hide behind a computer or music. When you talk about it heals thats how Riri got healed she talked about it and release it that’s why she was able to forgive. Chris still has feeling for Riri why would he say remember that you started with Brezzy. He wants her just as much as she wants him. Don’t let Tran fool you.

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whoooooa

Posted at 12:03 PM on March 20, 2012  

Comparing Chris brown to Jesus? He is a woman beater who is only sorry that he got caught doing so (look at his today show fit). How you feel if he beat up your daughter, mother, or sister?

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panda

Posted at 11:10 PM on March 11, 2012  

people dont change. he may feel sorry for what he did, but he wont change. ive been with a guy like him, its all talk and no action. dont fall for it!

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Deris

Posted at 3:08 PM on March 11, 2012  

Georgia thank God dat ur nt God dnt u unda stand wat they cal mistakes d guys made one n his tryin 2 make things straight n ur nt en givin him rum dnt u hv a flaw wat wld u do if pple kept putin ur flaw in ur face just back up n stop bin a Hater

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Deris

Posted at 3:08 PM on March 11, 2012  

Geogina thank God dat ur nt God dnt u unda stand wat they cal mistakes d guys made one n his tryin 2 make things straight n ur nt en givin him rum dnt u hv a flaw wat wld u do if pple kept putin ur flaw in ur face just back up n stop bin a Hater

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Georgia

Posted at 12:05 PM on March 12, 2012  

Of course I have flaws. You know what they are? I’m fickle, rarely finish projects, and a bit selfish. That doesn’t exactly compare to a ‘flaw’ which causes you to savagely beat your girlfriend.

Beating your girlfriend is not a ‘mistake’ or a ‘flaw,’ it’s an uncorrectable character trait. Let me match what I’m saying to your limited capability- if he has beaten a girl once, it means he’s capable of beating a girl. It means he’s prone to beating a girl, and it means he will most likely do it again.

Again, picture a female family member of your own- if someone they loved ruthlessly beat them, would you be happy to see that person make a feeble apology and then be rewarded with money and fame?

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Georgia

Posted at 10:54 AM on March 11, 2012  

This is disgusting. He should never be forgiven for what he did- it’s not ‘just a mistake,’ it’s an inextinguishable character trait, and no matter how many times he claims to have changed he will always have that innate and repulsive capability.

The fact that he uses his mother’s abuse to try and gain sympathy is appalling, and paints an even worse picture of him. Someone who was apparently so scarred by something like that should be committed to trying to prevent it- instead, Chris Brown just perpetuates this trend of violence. Anyone who forgives him is simply encouraging his actions, and should be deeply ashamed of their willingness to forego basic ethics and morals in the face of fame and a blatantly insincere ‘apology.’

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Claire

Posted at 2:52 PM on March 11, 2012  

OH my…you are so ignorant..i almost pity you..most of children who witnessed and/or suffered abuse during childhood really often repeat this same abuse behaviour as adults, it is not ‘fun’ it is a traumatism they carry all their life..and yeah sadly deal with it by being themselves abusive, they don’t need to be vilified and stigmatised they need to heal, therapy, long time therapy.

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jake

Posted at 8:49 PM on March 19, 2012  

i was molested when i was 6. does that mean i can go molest a 6 year old child and get off with “long term therapy”. he HAS the power to resist violence. maybe he needs therapy, but he should have sought help BEFORE he beat her to a bloody pulp. i’m 13 and to this day i still need therapy. but because i’m getting help, i’m not gonna turn out to be some pervert.

 
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pathetic

Posted at 9:51 PM on March 20, 2012  

u is very very ignorant, u act lyke he beat u. its called forgive bt neva forget. if u dont want 2 forgive then thats ur problem bt remember GOD has the last word and can only judge ppl. so i hope wen judgement day cum yo stuff is clean.

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Georgia

Posted at 1:23 PM on March 24, 2012  

So you’re saying it’s okay for him to beat women, as long as it’s not you personally? What an uplifting display of humanity.

 
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Mari.

Posted at 10:04 PM on March 10, 2012  

He was so young when that happened. If he had not owned up to it and had denied his total responsibility maybe it would be fitting to keep condemning him. He has shown remorse. Do you want him hung or what? I’m happy to see that neither of them are holding a grudge and it’s forgiven.

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Georgia

Posted at 10:55 AM on March 11, 2012  

Yes, personally I do believe he should be hung for what he did. Age is not an excuse. Picture a female family member of your own- if someone they loved ruthlessly beat them, would you be happy to see that person make a feeble apology and then be rewarded with money and fame?

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Mara

Posted at 2:55 PM on March 11, 2012  

Fame and money are not rewards for this behaviour, it has nothing to do with that..you are pathetic with your hateful mind..and no i am not for the death penalty, it is inhuman loser !

 
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Georgia

Posted at 12:06 PM on March 12, 2012  

The death penalty is inhuman?

Why don’t you tell me what’s ‘humane’ about attacking your girlfriend?

 
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a nice girl

Posted at 2:56 PM on March 11, 2012  

Uhhh he was not “rewarded” for anything he already had money its called forgiveness. what time do you live in this isn’t the time when people get hanged. Gosh and at a young age violence can influence you he was most likely holding it back and whatever she did made him snap I know the feeling personally. Any way he didn’t beat you so leave it alone and please for everyone elses sake GET A LIFE!!!

 
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Georgia

Posted at 12:08 PM on March 12, 2012  

Do you hear yourself?

‘Whatever she did she made him snap?’

You, like Chris Brown, are a disgusting excuse for a person. There’s never any excuse for savagely attacking someone like that. You make me sick.

 
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Georgia

Posted at 12:10 PM on March 12, 2012  

He was ‘rewarded’ with the continuation of his career, which quite frankly is appalling. I don’t know how anyone could work with or support someone who did what he did.

 
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ILOVECHRISBROWN

Posted at 5:57 PM on March 10, 2012  

This has to be one of my favorites by him!!
x0x0xMiss May

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don't try it

Posted at 4:09 AM on March 10, 2012  

love the song.and of cousre Chris brown is happy with Karrueche T and Quite sure that Kaurreche know about that Rumor OF Riri, Cb gettin married witch it’s Not Truth people love to make up rumor about it

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Dominique

Posted at 1:30 AM on March 10, 2012  

I love it im glad he made the song. The past is the past peoplr need to leave him alone. Everyone makes mistakes. He killed the song

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reader

Posted at 5:32 PM on March 9, 2012  

Have you heard the song Champion by Chipmunk feat. Chris Brown? He talks about it in that song too..

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laura

Posted at 5:28 PM on March 9, 2012  

Best and real song i have ever heard, thanks for sharing we will always support you no matter what keep your head high chris

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Georgia

Posted at 10:57 AM on March 11, 2012  

‘We will always support you no matter what.’

Does that include beating an innocent woman within an inch of her life? How could you possibly support something like that?

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emily

Posted at 8:53 PM on March 19, 2012  

i know! people make me sick. how can anyone forgive beating another human to a bloody pulp.

 
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Georgia

Posted at 1:25 PM on March 24, 2012  

Thank you! Finally, someone with sense. The amount of people here with selective amnesia is ridiculous.

 
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LOve

Posted at 11:33 AM on March 9, 2012  

You are such an idiot to say that! It’s easy for you to critice someone when you have never been in an abusive home . I grew up with auntys bein abused and one day my dad best my mom but do I put my dad down for it till today,no! Because he did it once and it’s been 7 years and he has never done it again. When you grown up in a abusive home,you are most likely to abuse a paterner weather you want to or not. It’s a fact! Do your re-search before you put someone Down for a flaw they picked up as a kid! I’m a grown up women now and it’s not easy for me either. I think it’s pathetic that you would judge someone when you have NEVER EVER been close to their situation . RETARD!

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Adore

Posted at 11:35 AM on March 9, 2012  

Beat*

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Chelsea

Posted at 12:21 PM on March 9, 2012  

I agree with you 100%! I’m not from an abusive home, but I think you’re right. One incident is ONE incident. And he was only NINETEEN at the time? I didn’t realize that! Young people make mistakes, I definitely think that if he’s matured he deserves a second chance!

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LOve

Posted at 7:54 PM on March 9, 2012  

Yeah that’s the part that everyone forgets.
I feel sorry for him
He is a young man and the media is making him look like a devil . It’s not right

 
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char

Posted at 12:45 AM on March 10, 2012  

You feel sorry for a violent, gay, misogynist? I feel sorry for you.

 
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LOve

Posted at 2:34 AM on March 10, 2012  

You feel sorry for me? Because I’m defanding someone who you are bullying! You don’t even know me but the fact that you would automatically try to bring me down,shows what type of person you are! I feel sorry for you,for being so bitter and hatful! You must have a really bad surrounding but I’m happy with my life. That’s why I don’t sit behind a computer trying to put people down. GROW UP! Absolutely pathetic

 
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Georgia

Posted at 12:48 PM on March 12, 2012  

So tired of making this point to such drooling, morally vacant idiots.

Picture your mother, sister, cousin, best friend, whatever. If someone she trusted beat her for no reason, would you want justice, or would you feel sorry for him? Maybe since empathy appears totally out of your reach, a better question would be how you’d react if your partner beat you.

 
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LOve

Posted at 7:25 PM on March 12, 2012  

Um if you didn’t read my first comment then you wouldn’t have said that. Picture my mother(LOSER that did happen to my mother ,once but my dad never laud hands on her again and it’s been years) but desprit what happened it never made him a terrible person cause he realize what he did was wrong abd has never done it again! If you actually grew uo around abuse you would know that but considering that you didnt you have no right to judge anyone else.specially a young man who only did it once and has never done it again! There’s a diffrent between a women beater and someone who had only done it once cause of a cycle they saw while they grew up and if you did your re-search you would know that kids who grew up witness abuse are more Likly to abuse their partner when they grow up. Plus you would know that Chris was a victim of abuse and that he saw his OWN MOTHER GO THRU It. So do everyone here a favore and google ABUSE or go visit man and women that have been abused (RETARD) oh and btw it’s not only women that get abuse,MAN also get abused to . If you tired of ppl defending him maybe you should actually follow his whole life story on what he went thru as a kid ,instead of judging something you have no idea of

 
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Georgia

Posted at 2:11 PM on March 13, 2012  

If you have no problem with your Dad beating your Mum, you must have very loose morals. That ‘cycle of abuse’ is in no way an excuse. He’s not a child, he’s a grown man, and he knows, or should know, the difference between right or wrong.

You’re entitled to your opinion. If you want to support and encourage violence towards innocent women, go ahead. Personally I find your determination to encourage this behaviour as repulsive as the act itself, but if you’re so set on making it easier for men to hit their girlfriends and get away with it, that’s your prerogative.

 
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c

Posted at 11:05 AM on March 9, 2012  

so he’s talking about witnessing his moms abuse then doing the exact same thing.. he’s a piece of sh!t

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Dummy

Posted at 12:23 PM on March 9, 2012  

Have you ever heard of the cycle of abuse? Kids who grow up in an abusive home are much more likely to abuse another. At least he’s learned from it and he’s growing up and taking responsibility for his actions!

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mcw

Posted at 3:42 PM on March 9, 2012  

taking responsibility? how?? by releasing a song he is profiting from with two lines about beating rihannas face to pulp?

 
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LOve

Posted at 7:59 PM on March 9, 2012  

He is trying to move forward but people like you won’t let him!
he has never hit a women after the Rihanna thing and you don’t call that taking responsibility ? Yeah he might have a little anger issue but come on,who wouldn’t? If i was in the media and people constantly always brought up my flaws,it would piss me off to! So give him a break

 
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mcw

Posted at 9:18 PM on March 9, 2012  

hitting a women is not a “little anger issue” nor is it a flaw, it is a major problem. after he won ONE grammy (his first ever) at the grammys, he tweeted ““HATE ALL U WANT BECUZ I GOT A GRAMMY Now!. That’s the ultimate F*** OFF!” and then as usual chickened out and deleted the tweet. so just because he won a Grammy, it doesn’t matter if you hate him or not because this grammy cancels out him abusing a women? wow, just goes to show how much he has matured and grown up since then.

 
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Tired to of hearing about it

Posted at 5:12 PM on March 12, 2012  

He didn’t make money off of this. It was free music.

 
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jake

Posted at 9:03 PM on March 19, 2012  

we don’t even know if he grew up in an abusive home at all. he could just be making up excuses. i was molested when i was 6. does that give me an excuse to go molest a 6 year old child. NO IT DOES NOT!

 
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Georgia

Posted at 1:26 PM on March 24, 2012  

I completely agree, and I admire you for not using what happened to you as an excuse for anything. It’s a horrible thing that should never happen to anyone, but as you said, it doesn’t give you the right to continue it.

 
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Georgia

Posted at 10:51 AM on March 11, 2012  

This is disgusting. He should never be forgiven for what he did- it’s an inextinguishable character trait, and no matter how many times he claims to have changed he will always have that innate and repulsive capability.

The fact that he uses his mother’s abuse to try and gain sympathy is appalling, and paints an even worse picture of him. Someone who was apparently so scarred by something like that should be committed to trying to prevent it- instead, Chris Brown just perpetuates this trend of violence. Anyone who forgives him is simply encouraging his actions, and should be deeply ashamed of their willingness to forego basic ethics and morals in the face of fame and a blatantly insincere ‘apology.’

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Georgia

Posted at 10:53 AM on March 11, 2012  

Couldn’t agree with you more. It’s appalling how just because of his fame nobody has the courage to condemn him for what he did.

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Alice

Posted at 12:42 AM on March 10, 2012  

And one more thing, Brown will also be revealed to be a homosexual. Fact people. That is the biggest source of his rage towards women, not just him witnessing his father beating his mother.

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LOve

Posted at 1:44 AM on March 10, 2012  

Oh please! Everyone are guilty of saying negative stuff to our haters,so grow up! You people are to sensitive about stuff that us as humains do! We’ve all written status,tweets or even had a fight with someone who said or did something bad towards us so don’t be so quick to open your mouth abut that. If your going to judge someone ,make sure your hands are clean!

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olivia

Posted at 2:59 PM on March 11, 2012  

wow i don’t care about Chris Brown but wow seriously you are more than pathetic Alice and by the way if he was gay, so what ? It is not a flaw to be gay ‘Alice’ !

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LOve

Posted at 7:32 PM on March 12, 2012  

Um okay ,like you are so cool right? NOT! Sorry that I actually know what I’m talking about from experience and that it bothers me to see people constantly bullying someone he is only 22. We live in w community where bullying in considered as bad but yet we constantly out down someone and yet we wonder why so many celebrity take drugs and die. Um so if you think I’m pathetic then I’m cool with that cause I know that I’m not and that really YOU are the pathetic one for having no knowlege to abuse AT ALL

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Georgia

Posted at 1:28 PM on March 24, 2012  

Oh, poor Chris Brown. He beats up *one* woman, and now he’s being heartlessly bullied. How terrible that people refuse to ignore his disgusting violence! I don’t know what society has come to when a man can’t get away with abusing his girlfriend.

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