Chris Brown Gives Advice to Ray Rice on Controlling His Anger [VIDEO]
It's been five days since a disturbing video showcasing Ray Rice knocking out his wife surfaced. Since then, people from all over the country have weighed in on the incident, including celebrities like Ja Rule, Floyd Mayweather and Indiana Pacers guard Paul George. Now Chris Brown is giving his advice to the former NFL football player regarding his own domestic violence scandal.
As we all know, the 25-year-old singer was convicted of assaulting his then girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. As a result of his actions, he became a national villain just like Rice is now.
"I think it's all about the choices you make," Brown tells MTV's Sway Calloway in a recent interview. "With me, I deal with a lot of anger issues from my past, not knowing how to express myself verbally but at the same time, not knowing how to cope with my emotions and deal with them and understand what they were."
Brown stresses the important of getting help. "I still talk to my therapist twice a week," he admits. "So for me it helps me to actually be able 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 that's like you know what 'This is how you should react,' or 'It's good to feel this way,' because feelings, emotions and energy are supposed to come in and go."
"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 really focus on what's important and not F up," the 'X' creator states. "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," he continues. Brown reveals keeping those negative feelings inside can turn one into a "monster."
The crooner is channeling his positive energy into the release of his sixth album, 'X,' due Sept. 16.