Posted by | Ray Cornelius

R&B singer-songwriter, Chris Brown, let’s his guard down for an exclusive interview with BILLBOARD magazine. The 25-year-old performer talks very candidly about his recent time behind bars, his relationship with former girlfriend, Rihanna and how he views his life and career now.

cb BILLBOARD INSIDE“Not everyone in the world is going to particularly love me. But I’m cool with that. As long as I love myself and my music, I’m fine. People are going to say what they want to say,” explains the embattled star. “I don’t look over my shoulder or wish I could turn back the hands of time. Life is a learning experience, so I’m learning as I go. I’m not walking around angry about anything. So you just have to let it be.”

Brown, who recently pleaded guilty for assault charges steaming from an incident in October 2013, remains optimistic about his future and believes that in spite of all he has experienced—good and bad—God has the final say.

“Being able to learn from mistakes and inspiring people to learn from yours. Redemption is being able to be completely humble and love yourself. Know that you’re human and understand that life has its ups and downs, but God always balances it out.”

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