When the Grammys shed light on the horrors of domestic violence on Feb. 8, it was an awkward moment for Chris Brown, who famously assaulted Rihanna six years prior. Cameras never panned to the ‘New Flame’ singer during President Obama’s speech, but HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY learned how he feels about the PSA.
How awkward! Chris Brown and Rihanna were both inside the Staples Center on Feb. 9 when President Barack Obama came on the screen with a message about why it’s important to speak up if you are a victim of domestic violence. Six years before the 57th annual Grammy Awards (to the very date), Chris famously beat up the “Stay” singer, so the PSA moment was very intense. And Chris’ reaction to the message is quite surprising.
Chris Brown On Grammys Domestic Violence PSA — His Reaction To Obama’s Speech
“Chris definitely thought the message was important and hopes everyone took note of it, for sure. It hit him in his gut and made him think about [his 2009 assault on Rihanna],” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
We have a feeling Chris thinks about his assault on Rihanna pretty often. And he seems to definitely regret what happened.
“Chris thinks the constant reminders are certainly a good thing because it helps to protect women and he hopes it will prevent men from acting out irrationally. Obviously, he knows violence of any kind is not the answer and respects the Grammys and thinks they did a nice job bringing awareness to domestic violence into the program. A big two thumbs up for them for making that happen,” our source adds.
We’re glad Chris looked at the PSA as a positive thing, rather than getting upset about it.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you surprised by Chris’ reaction to the domestic violence PSA? Tell us how you feel!
— Chris Rogers, Reporting by Eric Ray