Chris Brown rehearsed or sincere, fans react to apology video

Chris Brown’s unexpected video apology and plea for forgiveness Monday, July 20 lit up messageboards, websites and fansites in a matter of minutes. Some believe the Billboard Artist of the Year winner’s apology was sincere, while others have gone as far as to say it “was nothing but an attempt to appease fans before his album comes out”. “The insincerity of his statement really bothers me. I hope that he’s just bad at reading off a teleprompter rather than the alternative,” one music enthusiast wrote after watching the roughly two minute video (Watch Here). The video, shot just weeks after Brown’s official plea deal was approved in Los Angeles, features the “Run It” singer pleading for forgiveness. “What I did was unacceptable, 100 percent. I can only ask and pray that you forgive me, please,” said Brown. Nonetheless, some say Brown’s appearance in the video and seeming lack of heartfelt or “real” emotion was disturbing. “He should have said something from the heart. This just looks like words given to him by his label or publicists. So in the end all it is, is words and no sincerity. Sorry Mr. Brown I don’t buy what your selling,” said one observer. But others have been a little more sympathetic and are actually forgiving the singer who plead guilty to assaulting “Disturbia” singer Rihanna in February. “I have accepted his apology. I respect him for being a man about the situation and I hope he can overcome all the obstacles people are trying to through his way,” Natasha wrote on Singersroom. “I have much faith in Chris that he has learned from his mistakes and that he will be a better person, if he was to ever be thrown into a similar situation again.”

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