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Chris Brown on ‘TODAY’ Show: ‘I Can’t Make Everybody Like Me’


If his recent ‘TODAY’ interview with Matt Lauer indicates anything, it’s that Chris Brown is a changed man.

Breezy spoke very candidly about his relationship with Rihanna. He insisted that he’s learned from his 2009 assault on RiRi, and realizes that it was probably not the greatest move for him career-wise, saying, “From me losing everything, you know, to me having to regain public opinion or whatever it is — but most importantly, you know, knowing that what I did was totally wrong and having to kind of deal with myself and kind of forgive myself in the same breath and being able to apologize to, you know, Rihanna and be that man that can a man, you know?”

Matt Lauer, however, was not letting Brown off that easy. He persisted that there are skeptics who say Breezy is only saying he’s changed to sell his album, and added that taking a quick glance at Brown’s Instagram pictures would indicate he is living a less-than-wholesome lifestyle. Brown responded, “I think everybody is entitled to their opinion. For me, it’s just a learning process. You know, I have to just take it one day at a time. I can’t make everybody like me.”

The ‘Fine China’ singer also confirmed that he and Rihanna were, in fact, still an item — the interview where he indicated they had broken up was apparently old. Brown said of his lady friend, “Knowing that what I did was wrong, and never doing it again. So as far as me and her are concerned, she knows my heart, and I know her heart. So I’m not really focused on the negative.”

Breezy didn’t let his appearance get too heavy though. He and a group of dancers perform a brief flash mob to his new track, ‘Fine China.’ We’re happy to see that Breezy seems to have let some of his demons go, though there’s no word on whether the green room windows are still intact.

Next: Read Our 'Fine China' Song Review

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