In light of the media looking down on their reunion, singer Chris Brown still wants everyone to know how much the 2009 incident between himself and Rihanna has allowed him to mature and realize his mistake. While attending Elton John’s Oscar party over the weekend, the 23 year-old entertainer shared with UK’s Mirror that laying a hand on his 25-year old girlfriend is his deepest regret and that he has learned an important lesson:
ON LEARNING AND BEING FORGIVEN:
Sometimes you row, you fight, with the one you love and things get said, stuff spirals. That night was the deepest regret of my life, the biggest mistake. But she loves me – what can I say? I’m forgiven… but, yes, I worked hard for it. I was very young and I took a lot of stuff, fame, for granted. I didn’t understand it. The support from those who do know me and the fans, who are incredible, got me through.”
ON THE JOKES AND COMMENTS MADE BY OTHERS:
“People attack me and criticise me, it happens all the time. But they don’t know me, and they don’t know us. It doesn’t bother me any more. Other people can judge us but they don’t know anything.”
Meanwhile, Rihanna recently affirmed this change in the new Chris and told Rolling Stone magazine that Brown is “not the monster everyone thinks. He’s a good person” who is “giving and loving, fun to be around” and “has a fantastic heart.”
If you missed it, NBC’s Law & Order: SVU will be airing a new episode, re-enacting the 2009 incident between Chris Brown and Rihanna [READ MORE].