October 5th, 2012
10:46 AM ET
Admitting to an unseen cameraman that he was "a little drunk," the 23-year-old singer expresses the desire to be honest and confesses that he's been "stressed out."
"It ain't about the music, I love my fans, I love everything," Brown said. "It's just ... when you share history with somebody, then you tend to fall in love with somebody else, it's kind of difficult."
It's unclear when Brown taped the video, but it would be easy to presume that he's referring to his current state of affairs. As Brown speaks, the video cuts to images of Brown partying recently with his ex-girlfriend Rihanna, whose relationship with Brown imploded after he assaulted her in 2009. The video then cuts to footage of Brown with his latest ex, 24-year-old model Karrueche Tran.
"Is [there] such a thing as loving two people?" he asks. "I don't know. I don't know if that's possible. But for me, I just ... I feel like that."
Brown posted the video following his unsolicited admission that he'd broken up with Tran in the midst of rekindling a friendship with Rihanna, whom he's being edging closer to over the past several months. Since the beginning of the year, the two have collaborated on music together, embraced at the MTV Video Music Awards in September, and this week they were spotted more than once hanging out together.
In his statement Thursday explaining his decision, Brown said, "I love Karrueche very much but I don't want to see her hurt over my friendship with Rihanna. I'd rather be single allowing us to both be happy in our lives."
At the end of his confessional video, Brown said that he was "being real. I don't want to hurt either/or ... I'm not trying to be a player, a dog. I'm not none of that. ... I just care. Too much sometimes."
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