Chris Brown, you really shone through a difficult interview with Matt Lauer on the ‘Today’ show, April 1, with maturity and humility.
Chris Brown, you told Matt Lauer on the Today show, this morning, on April 1, that you know that assaulting Rihanna was “totally wrong” and that you will never hit her again. It was exactly what your fans and people who are NOT your fans needed to hear.
It was incredibly important for your future, for the world to hear that you have wholly accepted responsibility for that terrible night on Feb. 9, 2009, when you lost control of your temper and assaulted Rihanna.
You were 19 at the time and grew up in a house where you witnessed domestic violence; But when you spoke to Matt, you made no attempt to excuse your actions in any way and that was very good.
“I’ve been humbled by the whole experience from me losing everything…knowing what I did was totally wrong,” you admitted.
Chris Brown Is More Mature Now
Chris, you came across as a sincerely changed and far more mature man than when you lost your cool appearing on Good Morning America on March 22, 2011, and became visibly upset when host Robin Roberts questioned you about the Rihanna incident.
This time, you spoke openly to Matt about attending a 52-week domestic violence counseling program, every Monday in Virginia. “I remember going and just sitting in there and just like why did I do what I did and really wanted to get help, ” you explained.
You admitted that it took time, but you were able to learn to be a better person and to take the necessary step of apologizing to Rihanna. Rihanna “knows my heart and I know her heart,” now, you told Lauer.
Chris Brown Understands The Repercussions Of His Actions
You also confessed that you understand that if you behave badly again, you will damage both your own and Rihanna’s reputations.
“Absolutely. Absolutely. So that’s why I’m moving forward, positive,” you replied to Matt, when he asked you about this.
Again, that’s a big and mature step. You fully are aware of the repercussions of having another unacceptable lapse in your behavior.
Chris, you answered all of Matt’s questions openly and without hesitation. You smiled and actually looked happy that you were finally able to speak your mind
Chris Brown Is Leaving The Past Behind Him
I bet it was a giant relief for you to get this interview out of the way. It appeared that you welcomed the opportunity to let the world know that you understood the gravity of what you did, that you were accepting responsibility for it and that you are continuing to work on becoming a better man.
All of this couldn’t have been be easy to do, but you accomplished all that you needed ; Now, every time you must talk about the Rihanna incident, it will be a little bit easier.
Chris, you’ve learned that you can’t ever move beyond the past until you have confronted it.
You achieved that in your Today show interview. Good for you!
Do you agree, HollywoodLifers? Did Chris conduct himself well? Let me know!
— Bonnie Fuller
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