The singer acknowledges the public directly for the first time since the incident with Rihanna. Video inside.
Singer Chris Brown has finally addressed his assault on Rihanna in a Youtube Video.
Brown, looking directly into camera [video below], spoke on the matter, saying, "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."
Brown indicated he would participate in interviews in the future. "I felt it was time for you to directly hear from me that I am sorry. I have tried to live my life in a way which can 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."
Brown added that he has apologized to Rihanna numerous times. He expressed disappointment in himself, and said he is blessed with "a wonderful family, wonderful friends and fans."
Brown, assuring fans that it will never happen again, concluded by saying "I intend to live my life so that I am truly worthy of the term 'role model.'"
The announcement can be viewed in its entirety below.