Chris Brown comments on the leaked footage of Ray Rice assaulting his wife, giving him advice on controlling his anger.
Earlier in the week, footage of Ray Rice physically assaulting his wife (who at the time was his fiance) on an elevator. Apart from resulting in the NFL star being let go from his team and being suspended indefinitely from the league, the horrifying video has sparked discussion on domestic violence once again, recalling Chris Brown's assault of Rihanna in 2009.
With a new album on the way, Brown has been making the media rounds, and was bound to run into questions regarding his thoughts on Ray Rice at some point. In an interview with Sway Calloway for MTV, the singer broke his silence on the matter, recommending therapy for Rice and anyone in his position.
"Help is great. I still talk to my therapist twice a week," he said. "If I’m frustrated and I’m dealing with something, to vent and say what I’m going through so I can hear from an actual clinical person, ‘this is how you should react,’ or ‘it’s good to feel this way because feelings, emotions, and energy are supposed to come and go. It’s not supposed to stay there, you’re not supposed to keep it inside, because it’ll bottle up and you’ll become a monster.’”
Brown then went on to voice how he's been able to deal with his anger issues. “I think it’s all about the choices you make,” he explained. “With me, I deal with a lot of anger issues from my past – not knowing how to express myself verbally and at the same time not knowing how to cope with my emotions and deal with them and understand what they are. To Ray, or anybody else — because I’m not better than the next man — I can just say I’ve been down that road. I deal with situations and I’ve made my mistakes too, but it’s all about how you push forward and how you control yourself."
Watch the full interview below.