Now that Rihanna and Chris Brown are back on track, Chris is finally starting to take the reins of his career back. He famously eschewed the media after his assault on Rihanna. But he recently gave an interview with Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet and now he’s followed that up with a longer sitdown, in-studio interview.

While Seacrest was clearly chosen because he’s a softie, he did manage to get Chris to answer the questions we were all hoping for. Rap-Up took notes during CB’s interview:

On his relationship with Rihanna: “I just tried my best to be the best man I could be over the years and just show her how remorseful and sorry I was for the incident and that time was probably the worst part of my life and being that she has and she’s a wonderful person I’m eternally grateful and thankful.”

Yeah, I’d be thankful too if the woman I victimized launched a full-force campaign to wipe the slate clean for me too. Let’s hope that he does much better with his Caribbean treasure the second go round.

In addition to the bit about Rihanna, Chris also touched on his troubles with social media (it’s safe to he’s got a fucking problem), recording new music with Jennifer Lopez and more, including that altercation he had with a valet last month:

“By all means, I’m a great tipper. Ten dollars is not a problem…[it] was five dollar parking at the place…but before we went in, I gave the man $100 dollars. We had two cars. It’s five dollar parking. Okay, do the math. So when we came out he was like, ‘You know what? We need $20 for each car.’ And I said, ‘Sir, I just gave you $100.’ So he was like, ‘No, no we need $10.’ So he was just going around trying to see if he could get more money and I was like, ‘no,’ so by that time it was a situation.”

Watch the video footage from the interview below:

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