Chris Brown would like you to believe he's a changed man.
In a radio interview with Ryan Seacrest, the 23-year-old singer confessed that after his infamous 2009 assault on Rihanna, he didn't know if the pop star would ever forgive him.
"I just tried my best to be the best man I could be over the years and just show her how remorseful and sorry I was for the incident and that time was probably the worst part of my life and being that she has and she's a wonderful person I'm eternally grateful and thankful," Brown told Seacrest.
The singer, who is working on his sixth studio album, claims he's learned his lesson and has matured since the assault, which happened when he was 19.
"I think for me that at age 18, 19, I was capable of writing and producing songs, so I'm also capable of making the right choices. Being at that young age, I can tell you I was arrogant and definitely hotheaded. Everybody has a temper, but for me it was not knowing how to control it when I thought I had the world in my hands," Brown explained.
Brown told Seacrest that he's "becoming older, and trying to mature in this life under the public eye at all times, I have to focus on doing the right thing and being more of a humble individual."
For all the singer's talk about changing and maturing, this is the same guy who allegedly exploded on a parking attendant over a $10 valet charge that he was furious he had to pay, earlier this month.
But Brown says he had good reason to unload on the valet, claiming that he lost it after he gave the attendent $100 to park two cars, and then demanded more money.
"So he was just going around trying to see if he could get more money and I was like, 'no,' so by that time it was a situation," he explained, adding that next time, "I've got to just shut up and be like, 'Security go get the keys! I'll be by the car.'"