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 Iâm frustrated and Iâm dealing with something, to vent and say what Iâm going through so I can hear from an actual clinical person, âthis is how you should react,â or âitâs good to feel this way because feelings, emotions, and energy are supposed to come and go. Itâs not supposed to stay there, youâre not supposed to keep it inside, because itâll bottle up and youâll become a monster.ââ
Brown then went on to voice how he's been able to deal with his anger issues. âI think itâs all about the choices you make,â he explained. âWith me, I deal with a lot of anger issues from my past â 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.Â To Ray, or anybody else â because Iâm not better than the next man â I can just say Iâve been down that road. I deal with situations and Iâve made my mistakes too, but itâs all about how you push forward and how you control yourself."
Watch the full interview below.