Chris Brown Is ‘Eternally Thankful’ Rihanna Forgave Him

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By Henna Kathiya

Ever since his 2009  assault against Rihanna, Chris Brown has been trying to scrub his image. Although he’s had some incidents along the way Breezy said in a recent interview that he is a changed man from four years ago. 

Brown stopped by “On Air With Ryan Seacrest”  Tuesday (March 26) to talk about his transformation over the past four years. “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,” he told Ryan Seacrest about the 2009 assault.

He acknowledged that since the incident he really has made an effort and he said that he “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. Being that she has [forgiven me] and she’s a wonderful person, I’m eternally grateful and thankful. It’s still like we’re kids, “he explained. “ I try not to be too grown and be like, ‘Let’s have candlelight dinner every night.’ I try to make sure everything is fun. It has to be fun and it has to be genuine.”

CB has done a lot of growing up since the incident and has come to the realization that you can lose everything very quickly, and he’s not just talking about fame. “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, 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… I’m getting better as the days come,” he said.

Chris also opened up about handling his outbursts on Instagram and Twitter following his incident with Frank Ocean, “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,” he said.

Breezy is now putting his efforts on his music, focusing on his new album X which is set to drop April 1.