Chris Brown on Rihanna: “Me and Her Are Friends, We Have a Great Understanding”

Chris Brown has been facing some tough questions while promoting his latest album, X, and he has been stepping up to the plate and batting them out the park.

After speaking about his time spent in jail and settling his beef with Drake, the conversation now shifts to ex-girlfriend Rihanna, who the Grammy winner was arrested for assaulting in 2009.

Brown tells Access Hollywood that both have matured past the incident, insisting, “Me and her are friends. He adds, “We have a great understanding. There's no issues.”

Although the former couple is not in communication like they once were, Brown says he’s there for whatever she needs, especially music.

"If she's working on an album [and] she wants me on a record, she can call. I'll get on the record," he said. "If I need her on something, it's vice versa. So, that friendship, I think speaks volumes without having to speak.

"We've been friends. We've known each other for almost 10 years, the same amount of time I've been doing music," he continued. "I don't think that's ever gonna change… we're friends."

Brown also credits prison as a wake up call to get his life back on track.

"It was just an opportunity with me being in jail and everything else that I had to kind of sit down and look at what I needed to change in my life and also knowing that I could have all the money in the world, I could be the biggest artist, but I'll still be in that cell," says Brown. "They're bringing me little peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and stale bread, roaches crawling. So, it's one of those things… it's a life changing experience."

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