The singer, pictured arriving at court last month, has released a two minute video clip on his website. In it he tells fans he is "very saddened and very ashamed of what I have done." And reveals he has apologised to his former girlfriend countless times
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Chris Brown has publicly apologised for assaulting his former girlfriend Rihanna.
The R'n'B artist says he "thought it was time you heard directly from me that I am sorry", in a two minute video message posted on his official website.
"I cannot go into what happened, and most importantly am not going to sit here and make any excuses," continued the 20-year-old.
"I take great pride in me being able to exercise self control, and what I did was inexcusable. I am very saddened and very ashamed of what I have done. My mother and my spiritual teachers have taught me way better than that."
Chris goes on to say he is seeking help "to ensure what happened in February can never happen again", and wants to live his life so that he is worthy of the term as "role model."
In another part of the video he speaks about growing up in a home where there was domestic violence. "I saw first hand what uncontrolled rage can do," he says.