Brown's Dad Says Singer Is 'Remorseful, Reflecting'

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2009 6:24 PM CST
Singers Rihanna and Chris Brown perform on stage during Z100's Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2008 in New York City.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Chris Brown's father came to the defense of his son today, saying the singer is "very remorseful," People reports. "He's reflecting on this situation... and he wants to make sure" that Rihanna is "okay," said Clinton Brown, 44, a corrections officer who lives near Tappahannock, Va. He said Chris is at home, but gave no details: "Let's just say he's home," Clinton said.

"If you are on his side, you are on his side," he added. "Just because someone trips, if you are truly a fan, you are not going to demonize him instantaneously." Clinton called Chris "the light of my life" and said that, as a teen, the singer still has to mature. "He's going to take from this situation and learn from it," he said.