Chris Brown opened up about his 2009 assault on Rihanna, saying it was his “greatest regret.” The R&B singer, who is still on probation for the brutal attack, told The Mirror, “Sometimes you row, you fight, with the one you love and things get said, stuff spirals.”
He added that the “Diamonds” singer has forgiven him after many months of “serious making up.”
“That night was the deepest regret of my life, the biggest mistake,” he told the UK publication. “But she loves me — what can I say? I’m forgiven… but, yes, I worked hard for it.”
Brown knows that portions of the public have not forgiven him for what he did to his then-girlfriend on eve of the Grammys four years ago. During Sunday’s Oscars, host Seth MacFarlane even made a cringe-worthy comparison about the violence in “Django Unchained” as Rihanna and Brown’s version of a “date movie.”
“People attack me and criticize me, it happens all the time. But they don’t know me, and they don’t know us. It doesn’t bother me anymore. Other people can judge us but they don’t know anything,” he said.
The couple, who split over the incident, are now officially back together. Rihanna told Rolling Stone last month that dating Brown makes her happy and “if it’s a mistake, it’s my mistake.”
She added it would be a deal-breaker if he displayed any indication of his past behavior again.
Explaining her decision to go back to the controversial performer , Rihanna, said recently: “It’s different now. We don’t have those types of arguments any more.
She added: “He’s not the monster everyone thinks. He’s a good person.
“He’s giving and loving. He’s fun to be around and he has a fantastic heart.”
“He doesn’t have the luxury of [bleeping] up again,” she said. “That’s just not an option. I can’t say that nothing else will ever go wrong. But I’m pretty solid in the knowing that he’s disgusted by that.”
The controversial pair recently celebrated Rihanna’s 25th birthday in Hawaii.
“We are really happy. She is the most beautiful girl in the world.”