Speaking on Hot 97's Ebro In The Morning, Chris Brown reflected on the 2009 incident during which he assaulted and battered then-girlfriend Rihanna. A full five years later, Breezy wants you to know that he's remorseful and really hoping that you hearing that will be enough to finally shut you up about it.
"I feel like through the years, I've said [I fucked up] enough now to where it's like, 'bro if you're still on that then I feel sorry for y'all, because it's over with.' I don't have animosity about it. Obviously I have remorse about it and it's something that's really serious, but as far as the situation—like me and her, we made amends, we good. She's my friend."
So at the end of the day, I knew that was a mistake I would never make again, but I take into consideration like, dang, I was like 17-18—I'm 25 now—so I look back at it now like, dang, and I'm still doing community service and seeing the judge every month and a half over that situation.
In some ways, Brown has a point. Legally, he has been paying for his crimes for the past several years and — as a culture — we don't have the greatest track record when it comes to even considering the rehabilitation or forgiveness of criminals, especially when they happen to be young black men. That said, when nary a month goes by without a story of Brown getting into a physical altercation with someone, it becomes a little more difficult to take his "I've grown out of it" claims seriously.
ICYMI, right-wing columnist Kevin D. Williamson is using a passage from Lena Dunham's memoir Not That Kind of Girl to argue that Dunham once sexually assaulted her younger sister and she is not pleased about it. The Girls creator tweeted that Williamson's accusations are "fucking upsetting and disgusting" and that she wished her "sister wasn't laughing so hard." [Gossip Cop]
ALL IN GOOD TASTE ALERT: A person is selling the yacht where West Side Story's Natalie Wood was last seen alive and claiming that it's haunted. Could beeeeeeeeee. Who knoooooooooooooows. [NY Daily News]
- Johnny Depp played guitar with Marilyn Manson on Halloween night, officially completing his transformation into an actual Tim Burton character. [Billboard]
- Actress Katherine Heigl knows that people think she's rude and respectfully disagrees. [E!]
- Keira Knightley thinks fairy tales are bogus because "why should you be told to wait for some fucking dude to rescue you?" I dunno, is he bringing Doritos? [Gossip Cop]
- Did Katy Perry get a Hello Kitty tattoo? I refuse to care until she inquires into the legitimacy of my tramp stamp (which, unfortunately, is so very, very real). [Billboard]
- Drake and Tyga: Maybe leave 17-year-olds out of your feuds from now on? [Bossip]
- Something I have in common with Melanie Griffith: We will probably not be watching her daughter (Dakota Johnson) in Fifty Shades of Grey. [E!]
- Amanda Bynes announced on Twitter that she plans to fight for control of her finances. [The Hollywood Gossip]
- "If you're a strong woman and your man likes that, then he's a real man. If you're with someone who asks you to turn your light down, he's a weaker person and you should get away from him," advises the great Amy Poehler. [People]
- Stevie Wonder is having triplets, but more importantly: CAN HE SEE? [NYP]
- Emerging heartthrob Daniel Radcliffe says he's a feminist and doesn't see why anyone would be embarrassed to call themselves that unless they're a raging sexist. [GQ]
- North West was dressed as Andre Leon Talley for Halloween and it's the cutest thing you'll ever see. [Dlisted]
- But Blue Ivy Carter dressed as Michael Jackson (which is an admittedly odd choice considering the King of Pop's track record with children) will be a close second. [Pop Sugar]
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