“That night was the deepest regret of my life, the biggest mistake,” he told The Mirror. “But she loves me — what can I say? I’m forgiven… but, yes, I worked hard for it.”
Brown explained to the British news outlet that “sometimes you row, you fight, with the one you love and things get said, stuff spirals.”
The recording artist said it took months for Rihanna to forgive him after he hit her the night of the Grammys back in 2009, but now the two are back together and according to Brown, “really happy.”
“She is the most beautiful girl in the world,” he told the New York Post.
Rihanna also insists she’s happy with Brown. “If it’s a mistake, it’s my mistake,” she told Rolling Stone.
But while Rihanna may have forgiven Brown, the rest of the world may need some more time.
“People attack me and criticize me, it happens all the time,” Brown said to the New York Post. “But they don’t know me, and they don’t know us. It doesn’t bother me anymore. Other people can judge us but they don’t know anything.”
Apparently Oscars host Seth MacFarlane didn’t think it was too soon to joke about the incident.
During Sunday night’s Oscars, McFarlane called “Django Unchained” — “the story of a man fighting to get back his woman, who’s been subjected to unthinkable violence” — Brown and Rihanna ‘s version of “a date movie.”
At least legendary performer Elton John has Brown’s back. “I met Elton about a year ago, and he’s been a good friend to me,” Brown told the New York Post while attending John’s AIDS Foundation bash.
Maybe Rihanna is just Brown’s “Tiny Dancer.”