Earlier this year, Oprah used her show to educate viewers about domestic violence, and in the process warned viewers that most abusers repeat their actions.
Brown took the remark as a slight against him and charged her with being one-sided. Winfrey shot back at Brown, telling the singer he should get some help.
In an interview with Angie Martinez on New York's Hot 97, Brown clarified his remarks. He said he hoped Oprah would have reached out to him and Rihanna.
"At the time, I think I needed a helping hand, for her to reach out to me and Rihanna, say this is wrong and this is right, whatever the case may be," he said.
"Not even to be on the show; just make it about helping. Because at the end of the day I thought we had that type of relationship where it could be like that."
Brown cited Will Smith and Diddy as examples, saying that both reached out to him and offered help, although neither let him off the hook for what he did.
Chris Brown is out of seclusion and on the interview circuit.
"As a young black man, I need older black male role models to step in and kind of mold me. Not people bashing me, 'cause that's not how you learn," he said.
Brown nixed a rumor that he was scheduled to perform in a BET Awards tribute to Michael Jackson before Rihanna's producer-mentor Jay-Z nixed the idea.
"That's the silliest rumor I ever heard," Jay-Z said, but admitted he's not a fan of the singer. Brown reiterated Jay-Z's claims about personal differences.
"I don't know and don't think it was him," Brown said, adding that despite bad blood between his and Rihanna's camp, "I don't got anything against homie."
At the moment, Brown is forbidden from communicating with Rihanna. He says he still loves her and hates losing his friendship with the "Umbrella" singer.
Finally, Chris admitted the legendary YouTube video of the wedding party dancing down the aisle to his hit "Forever" brought him out of his darkest days.