News: Chris Brown Issues Public Apology, "I Can Only Ask And Pray That You Forgive Me" [Video]

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2009 9:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Chris Brown has issued a video apology for his highly publicized domestic dispute case with Rihanna and explained why he has kept fairly quiet since February.

The two-minute video clip shows the singer reflecting on his past mistakes and what lengths he has gone to better himself.

"Hi, I'm Chris Brown," he says in the video. "Since February, my attorney has advised me not to speak out even though ever since the incident, I wanted to publicly express my deepest regret and accept full responsibility...I take great pride in being able to exercise self-control and what I did was inexcusable. I'm very sad and very ashamed about what I've done. My mother and my spiritual teachers have taught me way better than that. I have told Rihanna countless times and I'm telling you today that I'm truly truly sorry that I wasn't able to handle the situation better...I've spent a lot time soul searching, and I'm trying to understand what happened and why. No one is more disappointed in me than I am...What I did is unacceptable, 100 percent. I can only ask and pray that you forgive me, please. I hope that others learn from my mistake. I intend to live my life so I am truly worthy of the term role model. Thank you." (Chris Brown TV)

Chris Breezy recently switched his style up and released his "I'm Illy" rap freestyle.

"I'm in the clouds homie/No gas mask/Paper stack higher than giraffe's a**," Brown raps. "Red lightning on my head/I'm looking on the bright side/Listen to my music, yes, I highly recommend it/But if you ain't messin' with it, why the h*ll are you commentin'/And I'm really loving rapping now/Know I had to get it in/Listening to rappers and some of 'em sounding feminine/Any stage or any show, I been there did it too/These young n*ggas here now/My little sister Teyana Taylor and yeah I'm Chris Brown/And ain't no goons with me, go on act silly/Don't forget boy sucka I'm illy." ("I'm Illy" Freestyle)

Brown also made his return to the music spotlight via The Game's "Better On The Other Side" tribute.

"They were really edgy about getting on it," Game explained in an interview. "I think [his managers] wanted Chris Brown's first look to be kind of strategically thought out, and I came so fast with the Michael Jackson tribute -- but we talked it over, and at the end of the day, they thought it was a good idea, so we went ahead and did it...He's like a little brother to me. I talk to him all the time, and I give him my support. You know, I'm no stranger to trials and tribulations in life, and the court system." (CNN)

New York-based rapper Maino discussed his thoughts on Brown recently and how he should be able to avoid any future crimes.

"My predictions are coming true, if you didn't know earlier in the year I predicted that Chris Browns and Rihanna's relationship would not make it to September and earlier this week, he got 5 year probation for the events that caused them to break up," he wrote via a blog posting. "I just want to say that he'll be all right, I don't see him getting into anymore trouble to violate the 5 years probation. [What] happens is they give your a** those 5 years and hope you mess up so they can give you state time. But, like i said earlier he will be all right I have friends that got 20 times worse, so that ain't nothing major. It's just a good feeling to see a lot of my predictions come true, knowing that I got a crystal ball lying aroundin my home and I can see everyone's future." (Global Grind)

Check out Chris Brown's public apology below:

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