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Chris Brown Will Now Tell You How He Feels, If You’re Interested

ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 26:  Recording artist Chris Brown sits courtside during the 2012 NBA All-Star Game at the Amway Center on February 26, 2012 in Orlando, Florida.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

One of the more galling issues in the ongoing Rihanna-and–Chris Brown argument is that Brown has never shown any sort of believable public remorse for his actions. Yes, he apologized, and he disappeared from public for a while, but his behavior (smashing chairs, stealing phones) has always suggested that his penance was for show only. If Brown's attitude is going to remain a talking point, then it's only fair that we direct you to his latest public statement: "How I Feel," a new track that he posted on Twitter last night. In it, he addresses many a personal grievance and only devotes a few lines to his 2009 assault on Rihanna, but he does use the words "found a better me" and "learn from my mistakes." He also offers this particularly mature response to the press: "all you wanna do is twist my words up / and all I wanna do is flip my birds up." Anyway, the evidence is below for your consideration.

Photo: Ronald Martinez/2012 Getty Images