Chris Brown has been tight-lipped in the past about his 2009 domestic violence incident involving his on-again off-again girlfriend, singer Rihanna.

But after attending 52 counseling sessions and countless hours of community service, the 23-year-old singer is back on the scene, full-throttle, and releasing his new album Fine China.

While appearing on The Today Show this morning with host Matt Lauer, Brown opened up about how he has matured over the years, saying that it’s been “a learning process” and that he’s “taking things one day at a time.”

“I’ve been humbled by the whole experience — from me losing everything to having to regain public opinion but most importantly, knowing that what I did was totally wrong and having to kind of deal with it myself and forgive myself in the same breath,” Brown said.

“I can’t make everybody like me, it’s about me being positive and everything I’m doing with my music is hopefully just to inspire the world,” he added.

After constant reports speculating on Brown’s current relationship status with Rihanna, Lauer cleared the air once and for all, after asking Brown if the two were currently a couple.

“Yea, everything is fine… As far as me and her are concerned, she knows my heart and I know her heart. So I’m not really focused on the negative,” Brown claimed.

In moving forward, Brown says he is aware that he can’t “please everyone” and that his focus is elsewhere.

“The only thing I can do is please my family, please myself, please [Rihanna] and please my fans,” he said.

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