Chris Brown is in a melancholy, pensive mood and doing some reflecting these days. He posted this poignant shot on Instagram over the weekend (seriously):
He's beaten Rihanna senseless, been charged with assault in D.C., and been involved in countless other incidents of reckless and controversial behavior.
Not a lot to smile about, and he knows it, as evidenced by the image above.
The maligned, oft-troubled 25-year-old star captioned the jumpsuit photo:
"I been through a lot in my life. Made a lot of mistakes along the way."
"But through it all I've always been true to myself and through God I've been able to take care of my family! I should regret some things but I think the lessons learned will shape me into a real man."
"I'm grateful and appreciative! Thank you for life!"
He has indeed made mistakes, and it sounds like he truly regrets and appreciates the magnitude of his actions. But can he use them to become a real man as he says?
The jury is still out. But he did post this:
That would be Chris crooning to D'Angelo's "How Does It Feel," baring his soul for fans and for himself as he goes through another tough transitional period.
He's been a free man for the past few months, having spent the better part of half a year in rehab and/or jail. Freedom hasn't been free of worries, however.
Chris Brown got dumped by Karrueche Tran over his repeated jealousy issues, one example being him liking Instagram of himself and Rihanna together.
After the breakup, she went on to post a not-so-cryptic quote on Instagram that read, "You have shattered my heart, but you have not shattered my love."
She did change her number, however. So that ship has sailed. Tran also reportedly felt Chris was partying too hard and not focusing on his music.
Speaking of which, he received a tough blow over the weekend.
Due to his criminal past, Brown was also denied entry into Canada, where he was supposed to perform with Drake tonight (that bromance is going well at least).