Many celebrities are speaking out about domestic violence after video of NFL star Ray Rice punching his wife leaked on Monday. MTV’s Sway spoke to Chris Brown, who was charged with assaulting former girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, about the situation this week, and asked what advice he’d give to the former Ravens running back. “I think it’s all about the choices you make,” Brown said. “For anybody who’s going through that situation or anybody who’s dealing with it — it’s all about the choices. Every situation is different but it’s all about the choices you make and how you control your anger.”
Brown, who recently completed a three-month stint in jail, revealed he still regularly sees a therapist twice a week and has learned the importance of expressing his feelings verbally. “To Ray, or anybody else — because I’m not better than the next man — I can just say I’ve been down that road. I deal with situations and I’ve made my mistakes too, but it’s all about how you push forward and how you control yourself.” Watch the full clip above.