CaribWorldNews, LOS ANGELES, CA, Tues. July 21, 2009: Months after he beat Bajan Grammy recording star Rihanna, singer Chris Brown has issued a public apology.
Brown on Monday issued a video apology for assaulting Rihanna and pleaded for forgiveness from his fans for `inexcusable` behavior.
`I wish I had the chance to live those few moments again, but unfortunately I can`t,` Brown stated on the video. `I`m not going to sit here and make any excuses. What I did was inexcusable.` The apology was made on his official website in a two-minute statement made directly to camera.
The request for forgiveness comes over six months since the pre-Grammy assault on Rihanna and just weeks before Brown is set to be sentenced to 180 days of community service for the February 8 incident.
The 20-year-old singer also revealed that he had apologized repeatedly to Rihanna and said he continues to seek help to prevent a repeat of his outburst.
`I have told Rihanna countless times, and I`m telling you today, that I am truly, truly sorry that I wasn`t able to handle the situation differently and better,` he said in the video. `As many of you know, I grew up in a home where there was domestic violence, and I saw first-hand what uncontrolled rage could do.’
`I have sought and I am continuing to seek help to ensure that what occurred in February can never happen again … What I did was unacceptable, 100 percent. I can only ask and pray that you forgive me, please.`
The Brown apology comes as Rihanna was named the biggest winner at the American Urban Music Awards, picking up the awards for Best Female Act and Best Music Video for Rehab at the ceremony at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York.