Chris Brown Is Sorry
No, really. It seems like it took forever, but R & B singer Chris Brown has finally issued a public apology for beating ex-girlfriend Rihanna to a pulp, following a pre-Grammy party this past February. The 20-year-old has remained mum about the assault up until now. Last month, Brown pleaded guilty to felony assault by means likely to cause great bodily injury. He was given five years probation and 180 days of community service. He also was mandated to take domestic violence classes and keep 50 feet away from the Barbados-born beauty. After months of silence, Brown is finally speaking out in a video that appeared on TMZ.com on Monday and showing how sorry he really is. Says Brown, "Hi, I'm Chris Brown. Since February my attorney has advised me not to speak out, even though since the incident I wanted to publicly express my deepest regret and accept full responsibility. Although I would do some interviews and answer some questions in the future, I felt it was time you heard directly from me that I am sorry. I have tried to live my life in a way that would make those around me proud of me, and until recently, I think I was doing a pretty good job. I wish I had the chance to live those few moments again, but unfortunately I can't. I cannot go into what happened, and most importantly, I'm not going to sit here and make any excuses. I take great pride in me being able to exercise self-control and what I did was inexcusable. I am very sad and very ashamed of what I've done." We're guessing that an apology, better late than never, won't cut the mustard. Click below to see Brown's apology in its entirety.