Chris Brown: Video Apology Was a PR Mess

December 5, 2009 By:
Chris Brown: Video Apology Was a PR Mess

Chris Brown admits the video he made following his attack on then girlfriend Rihanna was a calculated move by his publicity team. But as he puts it, it turned out to be a big "mess."

Five months after the February attack Chris posted a two-minute video on YouTube addresses the attack and apologizing for it. In the video, Chris admitted he was "very ashamed" of his "inexcusable" actions, but claimed he had been warned to keep quiet about the case for the sake of his own career.

He told fans, "Since February my attorney has advised me not to speak out, even though ever since the incident I wanted to publicly express my deepest regret and accept full responsibility. Although I will do some interviews and answer questions in the future, I felt it was time that you heard directly from me that I'm sorry."

If it was a sincere apology, fans would have responded better to the video, but it appeared as if he was reading his apology from a teleprompter, which was a big no-no!

Speaking about the big PR mess, Chris told Robin Roberts, "I had three or four days of PR and people telling me, 'OK, don't say this or don't say this because they're gonna take it this way.' So my head was not really giving me a chance to be me, it was me being me through other people. It was genuinely from me but it wasn't projected correctly."

What did you think of his video apology? Did you buy it? Or do you think it made things worse for him? Watch the video below and tell us your thoughts.