Chris Brown has words of advice for former Baltimore Ravens player, Ray Rice.
During an interview with MTV News on Thursday, Brown told host Sway Calloway that it’s all about the choices you make. “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.”
The 25-year-old, who is still on probation for the 2009 assault of then girlfriend Rihanna, continued, “So I think help is great. 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.’”
He added,“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.”
Rice was cut from the Ravens and suspended from the NFL indefinitely this week after video surfaced of the former NFL star knocking his then fiancée, Janay Palmer unconscious. The domestic violence dispute happened back in February while in the elevator at an Atlantic City casino.
Chris probation is set to end in January 2015.