"Yeah everything’s good, we’re fine," he said when asked about headlines that the two had split.
"I’ve been humbled by the whole experience," he said. "From me losing everything, you know, to me having to regain public opinion or whatever it is — but most importantly, you know, knowing that what I did was totally wrong and having to kind of deal with myself and kind of forgive myself in the same breath and being able to apologize to, you know, Rihanna and be that man that can be a man, you know?"
"A lot of people worried, I think, about her and the choices she was making," said Today Show host Matt Lauer, "and they thought this is going to end badly. How do you respond to that?"
"I think it’s just me proving myself once again and also me just being a man and knowing that what I did was wrong, and never doing it again. So as far as me and her are concerned, she knows my heart, and I know her heart. So I’m not really focused on, you know, the negative."
"I did my 52 weeks of [domestic violence] counseling and learned that it was absolutely wrong ... every Monday in Virginia, you know I remember going and just sitting in there like, ‘Why did I do what I did?’ You know, and really just wanting to get help," Brown said.
"And you’re sure it’ll never happen again?," Lauer asked.
"Absolutely," Brown said with a confident laugh.
"Do you think that the people who have been your harshest critics have it in their hearts to give you a chance at a comeback?"
"For me, it’s about proving myself to my fans ... "The only thing I can do is please my family, myself and please her [Rihanna], you know, and my fans."
Brown will be on 106 & Park this Tuesday to premiere his video for his single, "Fine China."
"Dearly departed, I bought a plane I departed / And if you started from the bottom, go on and come out the closet."
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