Chris Brown Says He's In A 'Positive Place'

F.A.M.E. singer tells Page Six Magazine, 'You can't walk around mad.'

[artist id="1961441"]Chris Brown[/artist] opened up about his infamous assault on ex-girlfriend [artist id="1940303"]Rihanna[/artist], and he said he's ready to move past it.

"People are always gonna talk, but I'm in a positive place. I consider myself a grown-ass man," he told

target="_blank">Page Six Magazine (in Thursday's New York Post).

Brown, 21, has been dealing with the fallout since his February 2009 attack on Rihanna, but his new album, F.A.M.E. (which stands for "Forgiving All My Enemies"), has been well-received, showing that the public might be ready to forgive him and accept him as an artist.

During the interview, Brown was frank about admitting he was in the wrong for the "mishap," but said he's ready to stop apologizing.

"At the end of the day, if I walk around apologizing to everybody, I'm gonna look like a damn fool," he said.

Brown admitted that he understood why some of his former friends walked away from him after the incident — "You can't blame people for how they want to be portrayed or if they don't want to be associated with somebody who had a particular mishap" — and he said he appreciated the "handful" of people who did stick by him.

At the heart of that support group were his fans, whom he thanks in the interview. Brown said he is ready to move beyond this point in his life and look into the future.

"The last two years, everybody dissed me," Brown said. "But my fans were so dedicated. The way I look at it is, you can't walk around mad, because then you just prove everybody right that you're an angry person."

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