Chris Brown denies he is homophobic. Nevertheless, he says he is sorry for making crass sexual references in his Twitter feud with Raz B.
"Yesterday was an unfortunate lack in judgment sparked by public attacks from Raz B, who was bent on getting attention," Brown said.
The anger-plagued singer adds, "Words cannot begin to express how sorry and frustrated I am over what transpired publicly on Twitter."
RAZZING RAZ B: Chris Brown sure did that, homophobia or not.
Brown, who was given a death threat by Ricky Romance (Raz's brother), says "I have learned not to condone acts of violence against anyone."
"Molestation and victims of such acts are not to be taken lightly; and for my comments I apologize - from the bottom of my heart."
After Raz B called him out for beating Rihanna, Chris fired off a crude reference to the alleged molestation of Raz by his former manager.
A source close to Brown stresses that it's questionable whether Raz was actually molested, not that it excuses Chris' comments.
Brown ends his apology with this:"I love all of my fans, gay and straight. I have friends from all walks of life and am committed, with God's help, to becoming a better person."
For his part, Raz has issued an apology of his own, saying, "I want to publicly apologize for my direct attacks done out of anger. This is about taking the right approach, so not only my story can be heard, but so someone learns something."
Raz B insists the Twitter feud was "not about receiving attention," as Brown insisted, but was about standing up for what he felt was "right."
Raz is not without blame here. He ignited the war, and after Brown reacted to Raz with racist and gay slurs, Raz hurled gay slurs of his own.
To his credit, he acknowledged that, adding, "Standing up for yourself does not mean yelling or victimizing others. I sincerely apologize."
"I was told that 'you can’t hear my message if I’m screaming.'”
As for the death threats Raz B's brother made towards Brown, Raz's rep says Ricky Romance's opinions and statement do not reflect how Raz feels, and that "Raz B cannot control his brother being protective over him."