Chris Brown spoke out about “the Rihanna incident” in a new interview with The Guardian.
The 24-year-old rapper told the newspaper: “[It was] probably the biggest wake-up call for me.
“I had to stop acting like a little teenager, a crazy, wild young guy.”
Chris Brown said despite his arrest for domestic violence he is not a violent man.
“You can talk with all my girls that I did mess with before, and it’s never been a violent history.”
Chris Brown has had a history of public incidents since the Rihanna incident in 2009 – including an on-air tantrum and violent brawls with other rappers Drake and Frank Ocean.
The singer said he has learnt from that tragic night in 2009 and its aftermath.
“I learned from it, and it was almost like… I wouldn’t say it happened for a reason, but it was something to trigger my mind to be more of a mature adult. To handle myself in situations, don’t throw tantrums, don’t be a baby about it.”
Chris Brown was not as accepting about having to continue to pay for the “incident”.
Last month, Chris Brown was given more community service hours after it was ruled he had failed to complete many he had claimed to had done.
Chris Brown also said he had no doubt he was being target because he is black, citing the difference between his treatment and the treatment of white celebrities who have also found themselves before the court.
“People think I just walk around as the aggressor, this mad black guy, this angry, young, troubled kid, but I’m not. I’m more and more laid-back. It’s just that people know if they push a button, it’ll make more news than their music. Attaching themselves to me, good or bad, will benefit them.”