It’s a good thing Chris Brown‘s restraining order doesn’t extend to cyberspace: The R&B singer Sunday Tweeted “IM SORRY YALL. JUST HAD TO POST IT,” linking to a YouTube video entitled The Way We Used To Be, showing him and ex-girlfriend Rihanna in better times.
Then, the admitted-woman beater dispensed advice for his fanbase, Tweeting: “FOR THE FELLAS: showing emotion doesn’t make u weak… BEING HONEST MAKES U STRONG.”
Brown, who begins a “fan appreciation” tour Nov. 14, has repeatedly expressed remorse and sorrow over the career-impacting incident in his efforts to win back the public following his brutal beating of the Umbrella singer Feb. 8 in Hancock Park, California. He was sentenced to five years’ probation and ordered to do 180 days of community labor as a part of the plea deal he made in June for assaulting the Barbadian superstar; a restraining order issued to Brown orders the Forever singer to keep his distance from her for five years.
He opened up a little about the incident in an interview with New York hip-hop station Hot 97 last Thursday.
“Of course you’re gonna have your thoughts and opinions,” Brown said. “I’m not gonna say they’re wrong. But at the end of the day, it’s not right to judge someone. People make mistakes all the time. At the end of the day, I’m sorry for what I did, whatever it is. Only me and shorty know what went down in the car, it’s between us.”