Chris Brown's New Song About Beating Rihanna Is Healthy For His Recovery, Experts Say

Fri, March 9, 2012 2:57pm EDT by 28 Comments
Chris Brown 'How I Feel' Healthy Form Of Expression, Says Experts

Chris Brown raps about regretting his beat down of Rihanna in ‘How I Feel,’ and experts tells HollywoodLife that his new track is a therapeutic move, although he still has a long way to go.

In his new song “How I Feel,” Chris Brown, 23, raps about making his mistakes but also expresses his anger for the public’s lack of forgiveness.

“When people use their music to deliver messages, it’s extremely therapeutic — especially if a guy is super macho, and he doesn’t like to share his feelings, this is a perfect way,” says Dr. Gilda, the relationship expert to the stars. “He can get away with expressing his real emotions without looking like a wuss. And that’s what Chris is doing.”

Dr. Jeff Gardere, a contributor to healthguru.com, adds that “How I Feel” exposes Chris’s mixed emotions about his fame and the isolation that comes with it.

“He is telling his life story, that he made it despite the odds…that fame has its rewards, pressures and hypocrites…but he is handling the pressures the best way he can,” Dr. Gardere says. “It’s a lonely existence being at the top, living under a microscope. Despite what anybody thinks, he is just a young man who is maturing, and he is going to make mistakes, but he is doing his best.”

Like the previous experts, Dr. Jenn Berman agrees that Chris’s new song is a cathartic move, but she asserts that his lyrics still leave out two important issues.

“Expressing yourself through music is an important part of your healing process,” the host and therapist of VH1′s Couples Therapy says. “[But] this isn’t a song that engenders forgiveness from the public nor does it address the terrible act of violence against a woman that he supposedly loved. There needs to be healing not just for Rihanna but for the public.”

Have you heard Chris’s new track, HL-ers? Do you think agree with the experts?

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Nanci

Posted at 6:13 PM on March 10, 2012  

I have already forgiven Chris Brown and no amount of media ploy will change that. In fact the media is what’s driving my support for him. It’s obvious how obsessed they are with bringing him down.

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Anonymous

Posted at 12:04 AM on March 10, 2012  

He was 19 when he hit Rihanna, and apparently he only hit her that one time coz they got in some fight – we weren’t there and we did not see it. There are lots of celebrities who were much older when they did worse things or when they hit women. I think domestic violence is wrong and I dont condone violence against anyone, but why do other celebrities (like Charlie Sheen) get away with it while people still jump on Chris Brown’s throat? If you think about it, Chris was still an immature teen. That’s not necessarily an excuse, but it doesn’t make sense to not give the guy a second chance. He’s older now and he’s maturing slowly. Sometimes people deserve another chance. Chris doesn’t owe anything to the public or the media, all he owed was an apology to Rihanna and if she’s managed to forgive him and move on with her life, then that’s fine. Its none of our business. We don’t know them and we’re not their friends or family. They don’t know us either. So let it go, mind your own business and live your own life.

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Lola

Posted at 9:30 PM on March 9, 2012  

F*ck him!

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Chichi

Posted at 8:50 PM on March 9, 2012  

People deserve to be forgiven but those who abuse women/children should not be forgiven. Coz they traumatize the abused so that they lead a very tortured life. If he was abused as a child he should have known better not be the one to abuse others.

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shell517nj

Posted at 9:04 PM on March 9, 2012  

very tortured life? what are u talking about and where r u getting this nonsense? really? everyone has their own trials and tribulations in life and we learn from them.

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Alisha Mess

Posted at 8:35 PM on March 9, 2012  

like OMG I truely believe he doesn’t mean it becasuse you really think he loves her after what happen 3 years ago he was out of work 4 a real while so he lost $ money $ so you think he’s not gonna want revenge from her its her choice not the worlds 1 hit always escalates to another and another she is so pretty and her face should not be messed up from him dont get me wrong or anything i like Chirs Brown but i am pretty much on Rihanna side whith this i always been by her side and im dame shore not gonna stop now

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andrea nash

Posted at 6:22 PM on March 9, 2012  

i think that chris gets better and better every day and i have a feeling that this song is proubly the best song he had ever written chris i just want you to know i forgive you and you dont have to keep saying your sorry for me because i and a whole lot of people forgave you a long time ago TEAM BREEZY 4 LIFE

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Jill

Posted at 9:58 PM on March 9, 2012  

….You forgive him? Did he punch you in the face a few times too? I very much doubt Chris is saying sorry to you, let alone actually means it when he says it to Rhianna. He is quite the role model, any girl would be lucky to find a man like him…….in jail.

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Noane

Posted at 12:09 AM on March 10, 2012  

You sound ridiculous. Chris hit Rihanna one time a couple of years ago, back when they were both younger and he was a teenager still. Obviously it was wrong, but people learn from their mistake, especially as young people start to grow up and mature. People do change, especially with age. Lots of people have forgiven Chris Brown or at least moved on from the situation… Even Rihanna has moved on and has recorded 2 songs with him – I’m not commenting on that, but if Rihanna has forgiven him and moved on, then its none of our business.

 
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Amee

Posted at 6:04 PM on March 9, 2012  

Chris Brown doesnt owe the public anything especially people that didnt even know anything about him prior to the ordeal. The forgiveness was due to Rihanna and his fans whom have accepted him back. The song goes BEYOND Rihanna as he even relives his moments as a child who witnessed his mom constantly being abused and wetting the bed from fear. I’m glad Chris Brown is expressing himself through music because he doesnt owe the media anything and should not have to sit down with anyone to discuss the PAST. He already did on Larry King BET and 20/20. What more do you want from the guy? Rihanna has forgiven and moved forward and so has his fans. Go Breezy! I bought Turn Up The Music on iTunes

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Jade

Posted at 10:04 PM on March 9, 2012  

You’ve clearly never been in an abusive relationship. I can’t believe people still support him…I’ve known some people with some pretty messed up childhoods, and none of them have laid a hand on their girlfriends. You’d think seeing what his mother went through would make him NEVER want to see another woman go through that.

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shell517nj

Posted at 5:56 PM on March 9, 2012  

the last time I checked forgiveness and repentance is good thing. I wish these 2 young people all the best and for the rest who are stuck in the past. get a life.

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Chichi

Posted at 5:14 PM on March 9, 2012  

He is a monster. He is not human.

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Alli

Posted at 12:12 AM on March 10, 2012  

Relax… There are celebrities and other people who have done plenty of worse things. The only reason why some people are still hating on Chris Brown for it is because he hit another big celebrity that’s well known. Why dont people give this much hate to other celebrities who have done the same thing or much worse but to their not-so-famous partners?

Stop judging, you’re not God.

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Chichi

Posted at 5:13 PM on March 9, 2012  

He is a woman beater. He is disgusting

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Jana

Posted at 1:10 AM on March 10, 2012  

Cosign 1000%. This POS is going to kill a woman one day and all these whiny, “oh don’t be so hard on POOR Chrisssss” idiot fans will realize how truly deluded they are. This guy is going down, and not just on other guys – something we know he likes to do – he’s going down for good. It’s just a matter of time before he does something equally disgusting and we’ll finally be rid of this human cockroach.

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arii

Posted at 5:11 PM on March 9, 2012  

manvu shut up because i forgave chris brown and when you do bad things like really bad things you’ll want people to forgive you too. and they didnt forgive him until like 2011 and they started “hating” him in 2009, thats two years and thats a long time to be dis-liked so you can chill HATER!!!!!!!!

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anna

Posted at 1:13 AM on March 10, 2012  

who gives a sh*t if you forgive him? did he smash your face in too???? maybe that explains your evident brain damage.

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Chichi

Posted at 5:07 PM on March 9, 2012  

He needs to be told again and again the error of his ways or else he’ll do it again knowing that he will be forgiven. He should be an example for all men who make women their punching bags.

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shell517nj

Posted at 6:05 PM on March 9, 2012  

@chichi how old r u? did someone not give u a 2nd chance at anything? also make sure u remind your loved ones who make mistakes the error of their ways. remind them over and over again of there mistake and that they are not allowed to learn from their mistakes. tell them they are doomed if they make a mistake. this works really good with young people. try this on your kids too.

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Kelly

Posted at 10:13 PM on March 9, 2012  

@shell517nj Let’s see your boyfriend lay a few punches on your face and see how easily you let him forget it. Sure, people deserve a second chance, but that second chance shouldn’t come with a new record album and tons of money. I can’t wait to see how much more famous he gets with the next girlfriend he punches out.

 
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SUSAN

Posted at 11:17 AM on March 10, 2012  

Actually I was abused for 7 years, by my kids father and I am remarried happy, I forgave my son father long time ago. I donot harbor any hate towards him, because I couldn’t live my life with hate and not moving on and understanding my past. I am a christian woman and I believe forgives us all. I actually had lunch with my sons father at his graduations, so you are wrong or bitter person.

 
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Angel

Posted at 4:51 PM on March 15, 2012  

For God’s good sakes kelly,dat was 3yrs ago.Has he ever done it again? He’s had girlfriends since Rihanna n there’s no record of it happening again.Besides d person he punched has forgiven him so whats ur problem.When u do wrong things,dont u xpect forgiveness? Give urself a break.

 
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arii

Posted at 5:02 PM on March 9, 2012  

people need to stop hatin on chris brown, and i dont like rihanna she gettin nasty im tired of her wearing almost nothing and tryping to “express” herself. its freaking stupid.
and btw the song he’s doing is awesome and so is all of his music. i dont care if he sung a song about ants eating i would still like it because he’s rich, famous, hot, and can sing, rap etc. #teamChris all dayyyyyy

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Manvu

Posted at 4:59 PM on March 9, 2012  

Women violence is a crime agaist women and humanity. Forgiving him so easily is not right. He needs to understand that he’s a public figure so what he does reflects to the community. He should have thought of that. He should even be ashamed to show his face to the world.

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Manvu

Posted at 4:52 PM on March 9, 2012  

No, he has not explained himself well. He has got a long way to go before the public forgives him.

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bessie busby

Posted at 4:22 PM on March 9, 2012  

I think he is doing his best but you know some people r still going too pull out his flaws no matter what he does r says but in the end it is really up to rihanna and god who has the last world and I really wish peiple would give him a chance and stop trying to bring him down every chance they get u forget everybody has someone who is going through or been through the same thing so I teally don’t see why they giving him such a hard time everybody needs to back off and let him live his life

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laura

Posted at 4:16 PM on March 9, 2012  

SHUT UP AND LEAVE HIM ALONE

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