Chris Brown On Dating: ‘I’ve Been Kinda Chillin’ ‘

'I haven't really been trying to get into a relationship,' he tells MTV News about moving on after Rihanna assault.

[artist id="1961441"]Chris Brown[/artist] is ready to move on with his life following his assault on then-girlfriend [artist id="1940303"]Rihanna[/artist].

He has been sentenced and has begun his community labor and counseling; he’s made the media rounds, apologizing for his actions ; and he’s gearing up for the release of his album next month. But when it comes to jumping back into the dating pool, the singer said that’s on hold — for now.

“My whole dating thing, I’ve been kinda chillin’,” he told MTV News. “I mean, I’m Chris Brown. I’m not saying it like that, but it’s just, like, girls are gonna be around. I love women. But I would say I’ve just been chillin’. I haven’t really been trying to get into a relationship or trying to date anybody. I’ve just kinda been working on me. Like I said, just really getting me straight.”

Brown premiered his new video for “Crawl” on Friday during a brief appearance on “The Wendy Williams Show.” The singer spoke about the song recently to MTV News and admitted it was inspired in part by his ex-girlfriend .

“When I heard the whole concept and everything, I was like, ‘Yo, this is crazy,’ ” Brown said about the track. “So being able to express the feelings, it was like, probably one of the best [records I've done]. But it was more than me trying to do a record that meant crawl to love, crawl back to love — meaning whether it’s from your negative situations, whether it’s from any problems you’ve dealt with, like anybody’s situation. Mine being my personal situation with shorty, but for anybody, for being inspired as far as it being the war or a death in the family, whether it’s anything, anybody just crawl back to love. ‘Cause love conquers everything. Love, at the end of the day, makes everybody happy.”

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