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Take notes Ray
This week, TMZ leaked a video of Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiancée, and now wife Janay Rice in an elevator. As a result, Rice was cut by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely from the NFL.
Furthermore, Chris Brown, 25, was once in Rice’s shoes. He was convicted of physically assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna on the day before the 2009 Grammy’s. Because of Brown’s personal experience, he had a lot to say when MTV’s Sway Calloway asked him, what advice he would give to Baltimore Ravens footballer, or anyone who’s dealing with issues of domestic violence.
“I think it’s all about the choices you make,” Brown told MTV News’ Sway Calloway on Thursday (September 11). “With me, I deal with a lot of anger issues from my past – not knowing how to express myself verbally and at the same time not knowing how to cope with my emotions and deal with them and understand what they are.”
“So I think help is great,” he added. “I still talk to my therapist twice a week, and it helps me to…if I’m frustrated and I’m dealing with something, to vent and say what I’m going through so I can hear from an actual clinical person, ‘this is how you should react,’ or ‘it’s good to feel this way because feelings, emotions, and energy are supposed to come and go. It’s not supposed to stay there, you’re not supposed to keep it inside, because it’ll bottle up and you’ll become a monster.’”
Chris Brown noted that he’s in no position to pass any judgment; however, he’s simply speaking strictly from his own personal experience.
“For me, dealing with my anger issues and understanding myself and the life I’ve been through, where I’m headed and where I want to be has helped me focus on what’s really important and not F up,” he explained. “For anybody who’s going through that situation or anybody who’s dealing with it — it’s all about the choices. Every situation is different but it’s all about the choices you make and how you control your anger.”
To Ray, or anybody else — because I’m not better than the next man — I can just say I’ve been down that road. I deal with situations and I’ve made my mistakes too, but it’s all about how you push forward and how you control yourself.
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