Nearly five months after being arrested on domestic felony charges for battery to a female, Chris Brown finally releases a video in which he apologizes for his actions.
Below is a transcript of Brown’s apology:
Hi, I’m Chris Brown. Since February, my attorney has advised me not to speak out even though ever since the incident I wanted to publicly express my deepest regret and accept full responsibly. Although I would do some interviews and answer some questions in the future I felt it was time that you heard directly from me that I am sorry.
I have tried to live my life in a way which can make those around me proud of me and until recently I think I was doing a pretty good job. I wish I had trhe chance to live those few moments again, but unfortunately I can’t. I cannot go into what happened and most importantly I’m not gonna sit here and make any excuses. I take great pride in me being able to exercise self-control and what I did was inexecusable. I am very sad and very ashamed for what I’ve done. My mother and my spiritual teachers have taught me way better than that.
I have told Rihanna countless times and I’m telling you today that I am truly, truly sorry, that I wasn’t able to handle the situation both differently and better. I recognize that I’ve truly been blessed -I’ve been blessed with a wonderful family, wonderful friends and fans. God has been generous in giving me the ability which has brought me fame and fortune.
I have done a lot of soul searching and over the past several months I’ve talked with my minister and my mother and I spent a lot of time trying to understand what happened and why. I have let a lot of people done, and I realize that and no one is more dissapointed in me than I am.
As many of you know, I grew up in a home where there was domestic violence and I saw firsthand what uncrotrlled rage can do. I have sought and I’m continuing to seek help to insure that what occurred in February can never happen again. And as I sit here today I can tell you that I will do everything in my power to make sure that it never happens again, and I promise that.
What I did was unnacceptable, one hundred percent. I can only ask and pray that you forgive me, please. I hope that others learn from my mistake. I intend to live my life so I am truly worthy for the term role model. Thank you.