In a recent interview with Billboard Magazine, Chris Brown is finally breaking the silence on his time spent in prison, and the upward spiral he feels he’s on. CB has had quite the year, and peep below as he sheds insight on where he’s at now.

My maturity level has risen as far as my realizing what’s important. Realizing that I’m human like everyone else. At the end of the day, it’s just a humbling experience. I had to feel like this happened for a reason. There was a purpose. Maybe I was out of control too much. Or I needed something to humble me to the point where I get it. At that point, I didn’t look at it as trying to get out of the situation but learn from it.

When asked about the media still trying to ask about him and Rihanna:

When we’re not relevant anymore, that might be the case. As long as you’re doing something good, people will always bring up old stuff or negative stuff because they don’t want you to surpass a certain level or elevate. But as long as you have your head on straight, it shouldn’t matter what people want to say.

Lastly, the “New Flame” singer added:

I realize that what I do for a living opens my life to public scrutiny and that I have a responsibility to everyone because of that exposure," the New Flame singer explained. "I can say that I am only human and I have made mistakes. I can say that I try to live my life in the most true, honest way that I can. I am not perfect, no one is. No one is harder on me than me. No one can please everyone. No one can live in the past and expect to grow. I have been moving forward and hope that I am not defined by just a few moments in my life but all of the moments that will make up my life.

I must add, I am very impressed with his positive attitude.  Comment below if we think Chris is being genuine or trying to put on a front?  Lastly, keep on the lookout for Brown’s latest album “X” which is dropping 9/16!