Chris Brown, the man behind the reason Thursday Night Football had to change it’s opening song last night, sat down for an interview in which he gave troubled Ravens running back Ray Rice, and others, some advice when it comes to dealing with anger and the potential for domestic violence.
Brown, who as we all recall, was sentenced to five years of probation for assaulting Rihanna in 2009, seemed to speak from the heart when sharing his thoughts and experiences on this now very hot button topic.
“I think it’s all about the choices you make. With me, I deal with a lot of anger issues from my past – not knowing how to express myself verbally and at the same time not knowing how to cope with my emotions and deal with them and understand what they are.”
“So I think help is great. I still talk to my therapist twice a week, and it helps me to…if I’m frustrated and I’m dealing with something, to vent and say what I’m going through so I can hear from an actual clinical person, ‘this is how you should react,’ or ‘it’s good to feel this way because feelings, emotions, and energy are supposed to come and go. It’s not supposed to stay there, you’re not supposed to keep it inside, because it’ll bottle up and you’ll become a monster.’”
He later added…
“To Ray, or anybody else — because I’m not better than the next man — I can just say I’ve been down that road. I deal with situations and I’ve made my mistakes too, but it’s all about how you push forward and how you control yourself.”
Well done, Breezy. Well done.