Chris Brown: Rihanna & I Are 'Fine'; Singer 'Absolutely' Sure An Assault Won't Happen Again

Chris Brown and Rihanna spotted at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 10, 2013 Chris Brown and Rihanna spotted at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 10, 2013

Chris Brown continues to apologize for the 2009 assault on Rihanna.

Brown appeared on the “Today” show on Monday, where he spoke about his new album “X” and single “Fine China” and also the assault on his is on-again/off-again pop star girlfriend in 2009.

“I’ve been humbled by the whole experience,” he told Matt Lauer. “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?”

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And how does Brown handle his detractors?

“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,” he said.

Brown also cleared up rumors that he and Rihanna have split, again.

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“Yeah, everything’s good, we’re fine,” he, said explaining that he completed 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling in order to understand “Why did I do what I did?”

“I think it’s just me proving myself once again,” he continued. “Knowing that what I did was wrong, and never doing it again. 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.”

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When Lauer asked the singer if he was sure another assault will never happen again, the singer said “absolutely.”

Brown’s new video, “Fine China” debuts today. The song also drops today for downloading.

-- Jesse Spero

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