Chris Brown: “Sorry” about that “incident”

The R&B star apologizes to fans, but doesn't cop to beating Rihanna

Topics: Broadsheet, Love and Sex,

Today, Chris Brown issued a video apology to his fans for that “incident” back in February. You know, that “situation” with Rihanna. He’s sorry about “what happened,” “what I’ve done,” “what I did” and “what occurred.” So sorry, in fact, that he furrows his brow for the length of the two-minute video in a show of sincerity — but for some reason he isn’t able to articulate what exactly he did. Never does he say: I’m sorry for beating up my then-girlfriend. Or: I apologize for punching, choking and biting her. Despite the general public having witnessed the evidence and the trial, he clings to ambiguous phrasing, save for one moment: ”I grew up in a home where there was domestic violence and I saw firsthand what uncontrolled rage can do.”



Consider me unmoved. It’s a bit hard to take his apology seriously when he can’t even explicitly cop to what he did. Not to mention, I’ve seen more convincing line delivery from that cast of “The Hills.” Am I being unfair? Judge for yourselves.

Tracy Clark-Flory

Tracy Clark-Flory is a staff writer at Salon. Follow @tracyclarkflory on Twitter and Facebook.

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