Iyanla Vanzant: ‘Jail time could absolutely fix Chris Brown’s life’

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Author and TV personality Iyanla Vanzant told theGrio.com she thinks jail time will help troubled singer Chris Brown “fix his life.”

Vanzant, who hosts the award-winning Oprah Winfrey Network self-help series Iyanla: Fix My Life tells the site’s Entertainment Editor Chris Witherspoon that Brown has been rewarded for bad behavior throughout the course of his career.

When asked if serving jail time will help the “Forever” singer rehabilitate his career and life, Vanzant said, “Absolutely.”

“It’s an opportunity to be still,” she said. “I call jail ‘God’s vacation retreat center.’ You get the opportunity to retreat to the center of your soul and get clear with your creator,” said Vanzant. “Many young men have gone to prison and come out clear, focused, and disciplined. They went in and they realized they weren’t being punished, they were being held accountable.”

Chris Brown’s career could possibly come to an abrupt halt if he’s found guilty of assault charges.

Brown’s trial on an assault charge in Washington D.C., which was originally scheduled for April 21, has been delayed, leaving the singer behind bars in California awaiting a new trial date.

The charges stem from an October 2013 incident where both Brown and his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy were arrested after a man accused them of punching him outside of a Washington D.C. hotel.

Iyanla Vanzant: Fix My Life premieres its new season on Saturday, May 10 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on OWN.

Follow Chris Witherspoon on Twitter for more Entertainment news at @WitherspoonC