Chris Brown lost everything, is "humbled" now

Apr 1, 2013 at 9:14 p.m. ET

Chris Brown wants you to know what it was like for him to lose everything after his domestic dispute with on-again, off-again girlfriend Rihanna was made public news. Are you ready to hear what he had to say to Matt Lauer on Today?

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Chris Brown and Rihanna are ready to move on from their tumultuous relationship's past and start anew — but are we, the ever-judging public? The man who left the "Diamonds in the Sky" singer black and blue in 2009 told Today's Matt Lauer he's been "humbled" by the whole experience and is ready to "be that man".

Sharing a rare glimpse into his softer side, Chris Brown admitted Monday on NBC's morning show, "I've been humbled by the whole experience."

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Delving briefly into the subject, the 23-year-old continued, "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 be who is a man, you know?"

When the Today host (at least for now) attempted to ask about Chris Brown's often contentious tweets, the "Fine China" singer 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... it's about me being positive."

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Ultimately Chris Brown wants the public to know that "everything's good" between himself and Rihanna — it's we, the public, he now has to win back.

"I think it's just me proving myself once again. Knowing that what I did was wrong, and never doing it again," he added. "So as far as me and [Rihanna] are concerned, she knows my heart, and I know her heart. So I'm not really focused on the negative."

Are you ready to forgive and forget when it comes to Rihanna and Chris Brown?

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