How Breezy Got Rihanna Back

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Chris Brown says he’s “eternally grateful and thankful” that Rihanna has forgiven him after he infamously assaulted her in 2009.

“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 the time was probably the worst part of my life,” he told Ryan Seacrest Tuesday morning. “Being that she has [forgiven me] and she’s a wonderful person, I’m eternally grateful and thankful.”

“People are entitled to their opinions,” he continued. “I can’t go around blaming. Being at that young age, I can tell you I was arrogant and definitely hotheaded.”

And while Brown’s widely reported anger issues haven’t seem to subsided over the last few years, he claims he’s a changed man.


“I’m cool. I’m happy. I’m focused. I’m a lot calmer,” he said. “Everyone has anger issues and days they don’t feel like being bothered. Sometimes it comes off the wrong way. I’m learning how to deal with it and how to channel that into my music.”

In other Brown news, the singer is readying his upcoming albumX.

X is about life, it’s about me,” he said. “X is the 24th letter of the alphabet, and I’ll be 24 when it comes out. When you see X on a vial, it’s like forbidden fruit. For me, it means being able to express myself without a filter, without boundaries.”

The album’s first single, “Fine China,” will drop April 1.

Have you forgiven Brown for the 2009 incident like Rihanna has? Weigh in below.

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