Chris Brown says his arrest for beating up Rihanna was a “wake-up call”

Psy, Chris Brown, Mike Tyson at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, NevadaChris Brown has admitted being arrested for beating up Rihanna in 2009 was a “wake-up call”, and the incident – which saw him placed on probation for assaulting his then-girlfriend – prompted him to quickly grow up.

 

The 24-year-old rapper was placed on probation after assaulting his then-girlfriend in 2009, and he insisted the incident meant he quickly had to move away from his “wild” image.

 

He told The Guardian newspaper: “[The Rihanna incident was] probably the biggest wake-up call for me. I had to stop acting like a little teenager, a crazy, wild young guy.”

 

And although the ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’ hitmaker doesn’t see himself in that way, he admitted he “learned from” the fallout of the assault and had to become “more of a mature adult” because of the situations he had to cope with in the following years.

 

Asked if he saw himself as a “little teenager”, he replied: “No, not at all … Cos you can talk with all my girls that I did mess with before, and it’s never been a violent history.

 

“But at the same time, I learned from it, and it was almost like … I wouldn’t say it happened for a reason, but it was something to trigger my mind to be more of a mature adult.

 

“To handle myself in situations, don’t throw tantrums, don’t be a baby about it.”

Connect with us

Latest Stories

Jose Chameleone serves up Afro Futurism on “Champion” Video

Jose Chameleone had promised his fans a treat ahead of releasing the video

#NewMusic: D’banj’s Street Anthem Issa Banga

Celebrated and legendary Nigerian Superstar D'banj has showcased his versatility

Jose Chameleone Enters The Ring With “Champion”

The true test of a champion is not whether he can triumph, but whether

AFRIMA award winner Gilad Millo releases ‘love’ video

Fresh off the Afrima awards where he won 2 awards, Israeli born musician,

Prince Harry predicted he’d marry a celeb

Prince Harry was keen to tie the knot with someone who has "already in

Rock

Foo Fighters announce major supports acts for 2018 tour

Wolf Alice, Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes and Slaves are among the

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington found dead

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has reportedly been found dead

Nothing But Thieves don’t want rock star image

Nothing But Thieves are keen to defeat the rock star image by carving

Kanye to be joined by Chris Martin, 2 Chainz at Glastonbury?

Kanye West will reportedly be joined by Chris Martin and 2 Chainz during

Florence + the Machine replace Foo Fighters at Glastonbury

Florence + the Machine have replaced Foo Fighters as Friday's (26.06.15)

Hollywood

Natalie Portman: Hollywood producer lured me onto private jet

Natalie Portman has recalled how what she believed to be an innocent invitation

John Boyega dubs Star Wars: The Last Jedi very messy

John Boyega has said 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is "very messy" but explores

Kate Winslet auditioned for Titanic with Matthew McConaughey

Kate Winslet has revealed, although Leonardo DiCaprio bagged the role

Hugh Jackman won’t star as Wolverine in Deadpool movie

Hugh Jackman has ruled out starring as metal claw-bearing mutant Wolverine

Vin Diesel explains his love of social media

Hollywood star Vin Diesel believes social media has helped to change the