Chris Brown says Rihanna has 'forgiven him'
Posted February 26, 2013
There's just something about bad boys.
Exhibit A: R&B star Chris Brown says he's worked hard and persuaded pop-star Rihanna to forgive him and love him again, even though he beat her up in 2009 and may still be on the hook for charges in the case.
London's The Mirror tabloid is reporting today that he granted a "searingly honest" interview to a Mirror scribe in which he apologized, again, held up the assault as the "biggest mistake" of his life, and acknowledged that winning Rihanna back took months of "serious making up."
"But she loves me - what can I say? I'm forgiven … but, yes, I worked hard for it," he told reporter Clemmie Moodie on Sunday at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar-watching party.
Brown, 23, says he has grown up, learned to handle fame better and is able to laugh off the many snarky remarks hurled at him and Rihanna now that they've gotten back together. Even at the Oscars, host Seth MacFarlane compared the violent best-picture nominee Django Unchained to a "date night for Rihanna and Chris Brown."
"People attack me and criticize me, it happens all the time," Brown said. "But they don't know me, and they don't know us. It doesn't bother me any more."
Rihanna, 24, already has granted an interview to Rolling Stone in which she defended their reconciliation and defended Brown as "not the monster everyone thinks. He's a good person. He's giving and loving. He's fun to be around and he has a fantastic heart."
Brown hasn't been very talkative, at least not with the American celeb media. So how did the Mirror get that interview? They're not saying but they did run a picture of Brown, smiling widely and holding reporter Moodie, who is pretty and blond, around the waist. She is not carrying a notebook. "Honest: Brown and our Clemmie," read the caption.
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