Chris Brown apologises
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 February 2009
Chris Brown has spoken out about his arrest, saying he is "sorry and saddened" by the situation in an official statement
Chris Brown says he is "sorry and saddened" after being arrested for allegedly beating Rihanna.
The 19-year-old singer - who has been charged with making criminal threats following the reported violent attack on the 'Umbrella' singer last week - is seeking counselling and insists he is dedicating to becoming a "better person".
In a statement released by his spokesman, Chris said: "Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired. I am seeking the counselling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God's help, to emerging a better person."
Chris is accused of attacking Rihanna in his car following a pre-Grammys party, leaving her with "horrific" injuries including a split lip, bloody nose and facial bruising.
Chris insists some of what has been reported - including claims he updated his profile on social networking site Facebook to say people would soon see her "true colours" - about the incident is untrue.
The statement continued: "Much of what has been speculated or reported on blogs and/or reported in the media is wrong. While I would like to be able to talk about this more, until the legal issues are resolved, this is all I can say except that I have not written any messages or made any posts to Facebook, on blogs or any place else.
"Those posts or writings under my name are frauds."
Meanwhile, Jay-Z has offered his support to Rihanna.
The rapper - who helped Rihanna launch her career - said: "This is a real situation. You have to have compassion for others. Just imagine it being your sister or mom and then think about how we should talk about that.
"I just think we should all support her. She's going through a tough time. You have to realise she's a young girl, as well. She's very young."
Rihanna's father Ronald Fenty has assured fans the singer is recovering well, saying she will "be alright".
He said: "At some point, she will speak out. I hope she will stand up for women all over the world."