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04/01/2013 11:11 am ET | Updated Apr 02, 2013

Chris Brown's 'Today Show' Appearance: Singer Says He's Still Dating Rihanna, Focusing On The Positive (VIDEO)

Chris Brown is ready to move on ... and clear up some rumors.

The 23-year-old singer sat down with Matt Lauer on the "Today" show this morning (April 1) to talk about his new album "X" and his relationship with Rihanna, whom he's on good terms with again after brutally assaulting her following the Grammys in 2009.

Brown explains that he has grown over the past few years and that he's proving to Rihanna -- and his fans -- that he's a changed man.

"I've been humbled by the whole experience," he says. "From me losing everything, you know, to me having to regain public opinion or whatever it is -- but most importantly, you know, knowing that what I did was totally wrong and having to kind of deal with myself and kind of forgive myself in the same breath and being able to apologize to, you know, Rihanna and be that man that can be who is a man, you know?"

Brown also cleared up the rumors that he and Rihanna are no longer a couple, revealing that his interview with radio station Power 106 was taken out of context. "We're fine," he confessed, adding that the host "got it wrong."

As for how he feels about all the public scrutiny, Brown admits that he can't please everyone.

"I think everybody is entitled to their opinion. For me, it's just a learning process. You know, I have to just take it one day at a time. I can't make everybody like me ... it's about me being positive," he told Lauer, explaining that he knows what he did was wrong and that he went through a 52-week domestic violence counseling program to help him realize it. Brown also said that it would "absolutely" never happen again.

"I think it's just me proving myself once again," he said. "Knowing that what I did was wrong, and never doing it again. So as far as me and [Rihanna] are concerned, she knows my heart, and I know her heart. So I'm not really focused on the negative."

"For me, it's about proving myself to my fans," Brown added. "The only thing I can do is please my family, myself, and please her, you know, and my fans."

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