Chris Brown has faced the media, recorded apologetic online videos, but the pop star has yet to speak directly to his fans in the aftermath of his assault conviction.
The 20-year-old singer will appear on BET’s “106 & Park” today at 6 p.m. EST and offer a candid interview in front of a live studio audience.
The show was taped on Tuesday in an interview by Rocsi Diaz, the show’s co-host. In the interview, Brown addressed the changes in his life and how he will carry on.
Brown said, “It’s not something you could take lightly and not something you could push under the rug. It’s a really serious situation and it’s something that I regret and I wish I didn’t do it.”
Brown was convicted on assault charged after brutally beating ex-girlfriend Rihanna in February.
Diaz takes Brown to task on the sincerity of his apologies and public appearances.
“I just feel like at the end of the day I’m human…I can only tell you how I personally feel,” Brown said. “I can’t make everybody love me, but I can just try and I can honestly say that I am sorry.”
Brown has repeatedly expressed remorse for his actions, but recent comments from Rihanna have proved damaging to his entertainment persona.
Rihanna, 21, gave her first full interview last week in an exclusive interview with Diane Sawyer on “20/20.”
“It sounds like he might be reading off a teleprompter,” Rihanna said of an online apology by Brown. “I don’t know if he understood the extent of what he did.”
Of the attack, she explained: “That’s all I kept thinking, the whole time: when is it going to stop, when is it going to stop? He had no soul in his eyes. Just blank. He was clearly blanked out. There was no person when I looked at him.”