While Rihanna granted ABC's Diane Sawyer an interview about her February assault by her former boyfriend Chris Brown, Brown has taped a segment for MTV in which he addresses the beating that led to his guilty plea to a felony assault charge.
"My thoughts [when I look back on it now] is like, 'Why did it happen?' Like, 'What was I thinking? What is wrong with you?' That's what I'm thinking with myself. That's what my thoughts are, basically, now," the R&B musician, 20, says in excerpts released on MTV.com.
Now, Brown says, he's ready to move on. "It's like, 'How do we get past it? How do you, Chris' – talking to myself – 'how do you go from point A to point B? How do you learn from your mistakes, turn it into a positive and help other people with the situation, and at the end of the day become the person that you want to be?' "
Speaking to MTV correspondent Sway Calloway over the course of the one-hour interview, set to air Friday at 6 p.m., Brown says he is now in group therapy. Asked what sparked the assault, Brown replies, "Just anger … Yeah, anger … Young people, we do before we think."
Moving forward, he says, "Like, I think with my fans, they still love me, they support me, definitely. You have those people who will support you. So it's kinda like 50/50 for me. I got the people that will come out and support and then the people that don't wanna see me do anything. They basically want me in jail."