"People are always gonna talk. But I'm in a positive place," Brown told the New York Post's Page Six Magazine in its latest issue, out tomorrow. "I consider myself a grown-ass man. And at the end of the day, if I walk around apologizing to everybody, I'm gonna look like a damn fool."
"A handful of people stuck by me, but when [most] people see certain things happen to somebody, they usually turn away," he said. "They don't want to get involved with it because they don't want their name attached to anything negative. Unknowingly, they kind of show their true colors when they do that. But you can't blame people for how they want to be portrayed or if they don't want to be associated with somebody who had a particular mishap."
Without naming names, Brown also noted that some of those people who turned their backs on him during his low point have reached out again now dust has settled. 'Everybody who dissed me now wants to say 'Hey.' They wanna get on a record. They wanna let me back in the door. The last two years, everybody dissed me," he said.
Brown, whose "Deuces" single spent ten weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart last year, says his upcoming "F.A.M.E." album (out Mar. 22) is for the fans who have stood by him.
"My fans were so dedicated. The way I look at it is, you can't walk around mad, because then you just prove everybody right that you're an angry person," he said. "So 'F.A.M.E.' means 'Forgiving All My Enemies,' and also 'Fans Are My Everything.' I'm dedicating it to my fans."