With his upcoming sixth album,X, coming out in 12 days, Chris Brown opens about his new album, what life was like for him behind bars, moving forward in life, and what he thinks of his ex-girlfriend Rihanna now, in his first post-jail interview with Billboard magazine.

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Shortly after receiving a positive probation progress report in a Los Angeles courtroom, Breezy sat down with Billboard magazine for his first interview after being released from jail back in June.

The R&B singer reached out to Billboard magazine with an exclusive statement about trying to moving past his troubles, as he was in the midst of the pre-VMA party scandal of hip-hop mogul Suge Knight and two others being shot.

“I realize that what I do for a living opens my life to public scrutiny and that I have a responsibility to everyone because of that exposure,” Brown tells Billboard. “I can say that I am only human and I have made mistakes. I can say that I try to live my life in the most true, honest way that I can. I am not perfect, no one is. No one is harder on me than me. No one can please everyone. No one can live in the past and expect to grow. I have been moving forward and hope that I am not defined by just a few moments in my life but all of the moments that will make up my life.”

Want more? Chris Brown’s full cover story comes out tomorrow!