whoa. this came out of nowhere…..

Chris Brown has issued a video statement apologizing directly, not via lawyer or via song or twitter….to Rihanna and to his fans for his domestic assault this past spring. This is the first in Chris’ planned TV appearances, and the lead-up to his sentencing next month.

Chris says:
“I wish I had the chance to live those few moments again, but unfortunately I cant… I’m not gonna sit here and make any excuses…. I take great pride in being able to exercise self-control and what I did was inexc. I’m very sad and very ashamed about what I’ve done. My mother and my spiritual teachers have taught me way better than that….
I have told Rihanna countless times and I’m telling you today that I’m truly truly sorry that I wasnt able to handle the situation better….I’ve spent alot time soul searching, and I’m trying to understand what happened and why. No one is more disappointed in me than I am.
As many of you know, I grew up in a home where there was domestic violence, and I saw first-hand what uncontrolled rage can do. I’ve sought help to insure what occurred in February, can never happen again…I promise that.
What I did is unacceptable, 100%. I can only ask and pray that you forgive me, please.
I hope that others learn from my mistake.
I intend to live my life so I am truly worthy of the term role model. Thank you.”