One can hardly mention Chris Brown's name without having Rihanna's battered face popping up at the back of one's mind. The 24 year old star however told The Guardian in a recent interview that the incident , which he now refers to as 'the Rihanna Incident', woke him up. He said, '[It was] probably the biggest wake-up call for me.
'I had to stop acting like a little teenager, a crazy, wild young guy.'
But Chris said despite his arrest for domestic violence he is not a violent man. He added , ''You can talk with all my girls that I did mess with before, and it's never been a violent history.'
Even though he has had a history of public incidents since then - including an on-air tantrum and violent brawls with other rappers Drake and Frank Ocean - the 24-year said he has learnt from that tragic night in 2009 and its aftermath, which he calls 'one of the most troubling times in [his] life.'
'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.'