Despite Chris Brown releasing a song urging, ‘Don’t Judge Me,’ he understands why you would. After the infamous 2009 assault on his then- (and possibly current) girlfriend Rihanna, Brown himself suffered a beating in terms of public relations. While it’s remedied in a lot of circles, he’s still rife with criticism whenever he makes any sort of misstep — and that’s something he’s learned to live with.

The ‘Deuces’ singer addressed the issue on his episode of MTV’s ‘This Is How I Made It’ (quotes courtesy of DigitalSpy). “I can’t hate people for making judgment on me, or making a decision of liking me or not liking me,” Brown admitted. “All I can do is try to better as a person. And I’m good with knowing everything isn’t always going to be perfect.” “[People are] always gonna know me for situations and life obstacles,” he said.

Breezy explained that nabbing a Grammy award was a huge milestone not just for his career, but also for his outlook. “For me to have that achievement, and to go through people’s whole opinions changing of me, to get personal opinion back and having to gain personal success back – it’s not all the way back, you know – but it’s been one of my most humbling experiences.”

If Rihanna could forgive him — and she clearly does, and then some — anyone can. The ‘Diamonds’ singer recently tweeted a Biblical passage about forgiveness, likely hinting once more at her romantic reunion with Brown. The pair are rumored to be going public once her album, ‘Unapologetic,’ drops on Nov. 19.

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