Chris Brown speaks on a variety of topics, including being forgiven by Rihanna, his feelings on social media, and the valet incident from last month.
Chris Brown just released the title of his new album. So now with a new project on the way you can expect him to be on his best behavior, taking the promotional apology tour in an attempt to win back America's hearts. His first stop was On Air With Ryan Seacrest where he spoke of his collaborations, maturing, his relationship with Rihanna, and the recent incident with the Valet.
Chris shared that he has been working with Jennifer Lopez. “We actually are collaborating.” he said, adding, “I’m trying to get her on my album, I have a couple songs that would be incredible for her to feature on. But as for now, I’m just in the studio writing for her album and collaborating on new stuff and trying to give her some party music and fun stuff.”
Chris detailed the best lesson he learned from the controversies he was involved in in the past few years was “that you can lose it all. And I’m not just saying fame or stardom because that’s not what it’s about. I’m talking about dignity [and] integrity. You know, you lose yourself in a way. So that process of me having to deal with any trials and tribulations I went through at that time, it was a learning step for me. Everything was learning, and I learned from certain mistakes, and I’m getting better as the days come.”
Brown spoke of what caused his irresponsible behavior.“I could put that on my age but that would just be making an excuse. I think for me that at age 18, 19 I was capable of writing and producing songs, so I’m also capable of making the right choices. So I think it’s about a learning process now. Being at that young age I can tell you I was arrogant and definitely hotheaded. Everybody has a temper, but for me it was not knowing how to control it when I thought I had the world in my hands.”
On being forgiven by Rihanna, the R&B singer said, “I just tried my best to be the best man I could be over the years and just show her how remorseful and sorry I was for the incident and that time was probably the worst part of my life and being that she has and she’s a wonderful person I’m eternally grateful and thankful.” He added that the two are doing better now. “It’s still like we’re kids. I try not to be too grown and be like, ‘Lets have candlelight dinner every night.’ I try to make sure everything is fun. It has to be fun and it has to be genuine.”
Chris also broke the silence on the valet incident that occurred recently, in which footage of the event made Chris appear as if he refused to pay a valet 10 dollars for parking. “Okay so I can elaborate on the situation. By all means, I’m a great tipper. Ten dollars is not a problem…[it] was five dollar parking at the place…but before we went in, I gave the man $100 dollars. We had two cars. It’s five dollar parking. Okay, do the math. So when we came out he was like, ‘You know what? We need $20 for each car.’ And I said, ‘Sir, I just gave you $100.’ So he was like, ‘No, no we need $10.’ So he was just going around trying to see if he could get more money and I was like, ‘no,’ so by that time it was a situation.”
Breezy concluded with some thoughts on his heated relationship with social media. “Both [are a blessing and a curse]…for me now I’m not as hands on as I used to be. I totally deleted my Instagram and I get on Twitter every now and then to touch base with my fans because I love my fans. But sometimes when you’re a young kid and you have impulsive techniques you kind of get like, ‘Arghhh! I can’t stand you’. People love [Twitter wars], they eat it up, so I’d rather not feed them that.”