Chris Brown has seen his fair share of controversy in his career, and now the 22-year old R&B singer is opening up to the Source magazine about everything from his latest album, 'F.A.M.E.' to his, well, fame.

After his 2009 conviction for assaulting Rihanna, Brown received a swell of negative press. However, his latest No. 1 album and three No. 1 singles have helped redeem him in the public eye. Still, the Virginia native doesn't consider 'F.A.M.E.' to be a comeback release.

"I don’t really think it’s a comeback album. I feel like it’s an album of triumph, like an underdog type of album," Brown tells the magazine. "It’s more of me showing and proving everybody wrong. I don’t think I ever went anywhere. It’s not like I fell off the face of the earth."

With six BET Award nominations, the music speaks for itself -- but Brown is still working on his public persona. Following his March 22 interview with 'Good Morning America,' in which he was asked about the Rihanna controversy, Brown allegedly became violent in his dressing room, breaking a window. Now it seems the R&B star is aware of the consequences of his actions, both positive and negative.

"What I like most about being Chris Brown is being able to influence the world with my music and smile, being able to inspire the world, fans singing your music, seeing people dressed like you but at the same time them wanting to be themselves, be individuals," he continues. "I recognize my music touches people and everything I do negative or positive affects people all over the world. So that’s definitely a blessing and a curse."

Brown is set to perform at the 2011 BET Awards, airing live on Sunday, June 26 at 8PM.

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