Chris Brown publicly apologized for assaulting his former? girlfriend Rihana via 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,” Brown said.

“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 also said 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.”

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No news report of Rihana reaction to Brown public apology. Not yet. She was spotted out shopping with a new short cut-off hair-do recently.