Chris Brown Opens Up About Troubled Past, Gives Advice to Ray Rice

Amid the domestic abuse controversy stemming from Ray Rice’s attack on his then-fiancee in an elevator (which has lead to an indefinite suspension from the NFL), Chris Brown’s name has been brought up several times.

The scandal has uprooted the R&B singer’s infamous attack on Rihanna. CBS even went as far as canceling Rihanna’s theme song for Thursday Night Football due to the abuse scandal, wanting to steer clear of the former couple’s rocky history.

Now Brown is opening up about his troubled past and even advising Rice on how to move forward.

In an interview with MTV, Brown–who was involved in yet another bar brawl earlier this week–reveals his own struggles after being asked about Rice.

“I think it’s all about the choices you make,” he says. “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.”

Brown then admits he still talks to his therapist twice a week to help him stay on track as a release for his ever-changing emotions.

“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,” he explains.

He adds, “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 in the video above.