Chris Brown on How Fatherhood Has Changed Him and Still Being in Love With Karrueche Tran

Chris Brown is feeling like a changed man these days.

Surprise! Chris Brown Is a Father
How Chris Brown found out he has a daughter.

The 26-year-old opened up during an interview with On Air With Ryan Seacrest this morning about how taking on fatherhood with his adorable baby girl Royalty has given him a positive, new outlook on life and really helped him grow as a man.

“There comes a time when people kind of have to grow up and become more of an adult and take on different responsibilities,” Chris admits. “I think this was just a blessing in disguise with my daughter because I get a chance to look at her and teach her the right path and also be a father in my daughter’s life.”

He adds that having the little one around brings up a lot of untouched emotions. “Just to see a smile on her face — just to see the littlest things — is emotional for me, so I just love that aspect of being able to be a father now,” he reveals.

However, when his then-girlfriend Karrueche Tran heard the baby news, she wasn’t as excited, ending their relationship shortly thereafter.

In fact, last week they ran into each other at a Hollywood club, and Tran still wanted nothing to do with him, causing Brown to chase her down and force her to talk with him.

So does he see her in his future? “I’m going to be honest and be a man about it and just take it one day at a time,” Brown explained. “I can’t promise anything and I can’t jump over the moon, but it takes time for all wounds [to heal]. I take full responsibility for my actions and things that I’ve done in the past. I feel like it’s just a time thing.”

He adds, “I’m not a hateful person. Of course I still love her, but mentally right now, I think everything takes time. I just need to focus on being the best father I can be.”