Following his guilty plea to felony assault on former girlfriend Rihanna, [article id="1619581"]Chris Brown is court-ordered[/article] to stay at least 100 yards away from his ex for the next five years. But the 20-year-old singer has made no secret of the fact that he's still pining for Rihanna, from the emotional lyrics of [article id="1624403"]his latest single, "Crawl,"[/article] to a pair of sentimental tweets he posted early Monday morning.
"FOR THE FELLAS: showing emotion doesn't make u weak," Brown tweeted. "BEING HONEST MAKES U STRONG." That message came just moments after one that read, "I'm sorry ya'll. Just had to post it," which featured a link to a fan-generated montage of footage of Chris and [artist id="1940303"]Rihanna[/artist] in their happier days.
The video plays out over Lee Carr's appropriately syrupy ballad, "The Way We Used to Be," and it shows Brown and Rihanna mugging for the cameras at a basketball game, singing together, hitting the town, chatting at an airport and walking through hotel lobbies.
Though [artist id="1961441"]Brown[/artist] merely re-tweeted the link to the fan-created video, the choice of the song by young R&B singer Carr — who is now signed to the same label as Brown — seemed to capture Breezy's mood. The tune features the refrain, "I know that I hurt and I don't deserve you/ And you say it's karma/ But no, I just want one more/Give me an encore/ Don't walk out that door, baby."
In only his second interview since his guilty plea in June, [article id="1624412"]Brown spoke[/article] in general terms about the assault to Angie Martinez at New York's Hot 97 last Wednesday, telling her "I'm learning from my mistakes every day, and I regret it every second."