Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Chris Brown says he's sorry in a video statement posted on his Youtube account.
For those of you who can't see the video, here's the transcript:
“I am sorry. I have tried to live my life in a way in which I make those around me proud of me. And until recently, I think I was doing a pretty good job. I wish I had a chance to relive those few moments again. But unfortunately I can’t. I cannot go into what happened, but most of all I am not going to sit here and make any excuses.
I take great pride in being able to execute self control and what I did was unexcusable. I am very sad and very ashamed at what I have done. My mother and my spiritual teachers have taught me way better than that. I have told Rihanna countless times and I am telling you today, that I am truly, truly sorry and that I wasn’t able to handle the situation both differently and better.
I recognize that I have truly been blessed. I have been blessed with a wonderful family,wonderful friends and fans. God has been generous which has given 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 have talked with my minster and my mother. And I spent a lot of time wondering what happened and why. I have let a lot of people down and I realize that. And no one is more disappointed 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 uncontrolled rage could do. I sought and am continuing to seek help to ensure what happened 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 it never happens again. And I promise that. What I did was unacceptable. 100%.
I can only ask that you can forgive me, please. I hope that others learn from my mistake. I intend to live my life so that I am truly worthy of the term “role model”.
STFU. I'm not ready yet.