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Chris Brown Says He’s “Eternally Grateful” For Rihanna, Talks Music, & Growing Up During Ryan Seacrest Interview



During his interview with Ryan Seacrest Tuesday morning, Chris Brown addressed quite as few things and even shared new single “Eternally Grateful”. She speaks on working on his new and upcoming album, ‘X’, album, J Lo collaboration, winning back fans, reuniting with Rihanna and learning from past mistakes.

On Rihanna:
Chris says he “didn’t know” whether Rihanna would forgive him. “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 that time was probably the worst part of my life and being that she has and she’s a wonderful person I’m eternally grateful and thankful…It’s still like we’re kids. I try not to be too grown and be like, ‘Lets have candlelight dinner every night.’ I try to make sure everything is fun. It has to be fun and it has to be genuine.”

On Collaborating With Jennifer Lopez:
After J.Lo tweeted a pic of herself in the studio with Chris, the 23-year-old singer revealed, “We actually are collaborating.” Adding, “I’m trying to get her on my album, I have a couple songs that would be incredible for her to feature on. But as for now, I’m just in the studio writing for her album and collaborating on new stuff and trying to give her some party music and fun stuff.”

On the recent valet parking lot incident:
Chris got into a headed exchange with a valet worker at a recent charity event in LA. He was caught on tape making threats after the valet tried to solicit more money from his crew.

Chris explains what happened. “Okay so I can elaborate on the situation. By all means, I’m a great tipper. Ten dollars is not a problem…[it] was five dollar parking at the place…but before we went in, I gave the man $100 dollars. We had two cars. It’s five dollar parking. Okay, do the math. So when we came out he was like, ‘You know what? We need $20 for each car.’ And I said, ‘Sir, I just gave you $100.’ So he was like, ‘No, no we need $10.’ So he was just going around trying to see if he could get more money and I was like, ‘no,’ so by that time it was a situation.”

Chris does admit he needs to learn how to better deal with difficult situations. He adds, “I’ve got to just shut up and be like, ‘Security go get the keys! I’ll be by the car.’”


On not using Instagram & Twitter:
“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.”

On winning back fans:
When asked how he attempts to win back those fans, Chris admits: ”People are entitled to their opinions. I can’t go around blaming. It’s all about my responsibility and me growing up as a man. So I think now that I’m becoming older, and trying to mature in this life under the public eye at all times, I have to focus on doing the right thing and being more of a humble individual.”

What is his greatest lesson, “that 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 [and] 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. Everything was learning, and I learned from certain mistakes, and I’m getting better as the days come.”

On what’s to blame, his age?
“I could put that on my age but that would just be making an excuse. I think for me that at age 18, 19 I was capable of writing and producing songs, so I’m also capable of making the right choices. So I think it’s about a learning process now. 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.”

Check out the entire interview below.

Part 1

Part 2

For more on Chris’ radio interview head over to RyanSeacrest.com.

Chris’ first single, “Fine China”, from his upcoming ‘X’ album will make its debut on April 1st.


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  • Twana Tells

    This was a really good interview

  • MrsGrapevine

    No one ever talks about how much money Chris makes, but he writes quite a bit for many artists. Those royalties will come in handy one day.

  • Lorraine

    It over all was a good interview!The valet thing I’m glad he spoke about that and clear it up! His best interview is still with Big Boy that’s because their friends and his guard is down!