In what can only be described as complete and utter irony, Chris Brown has some advice for Ray Rice.
The R&B star told Sway and MTV that his advice for the embattled Rice is to make the proper choices when it comes to controlling your anger.
“I think it’s all about the choices you make,” Brown told MTV News’ Sway Calloway on Thursday (September 11). “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,” he added. “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.’”
Brown who was sentenced to five years of probation for assaulting his then-girlfriend, Rihanna, in 2009, told Sway that he wasn’t passing judgement, but speaking from his own experiences.
“For me, dealing with my anger issues and understanding myself and the life I’ve been through, where I’m headed and where I want to be has helped me focus on what’s really important and not F up,” he explained. “For anybody who’s going through that situation or anybody who’s dealing with it — it’s all about the choices. Every situation is different but it’s all about the choices you make and how you control your anger.”
“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.”