2015 has been Chris Brown‘s year to turn a new leaf.

The R&B singer and father of 1-year-old Royalty is seen covering the January 2016 issue of VIBE for the first time in 6 years. Inside the issue, Breezy holds nothing back and touches on his domestic violence case with Rihanna, his stint in rehab, and his rocky road to redemption.

On being a role model for the masses, Brown responds: “It’s not my job to be your role model; my job is to be your inspiration. There’s a differenceYou can be that rose in the concrete, or you can be that underdog, or you can be that person that people already cast out, and still be able to maintain and live your life, understand change, and make a difference.”

Chris even told the story about believing that his daughter, Royalty, was actually his before Nia Guzman told him. He shared, “I had thought about it. I had saw pictures, and I was like ‘Damn.’ So I asked, and [Nia] was like ‘Nah, it’s not you.’ So I was like cool, I didn’t think it was an issue. But when I found out, it was kind of like, ‘Damn, she looks just like me.’ And I didn’t care about how me and her mother didn’t have a relationship, I didn’t care about any situation. I just wanted to see her. I just wanted to be able to have that opportunity, as something personal to me. I’m not gonna be upset, I’m not gonna be mad. I have to be honest with myself and pick the priorities over the situation. I had to make my priority my daughter.”

He also admits to being pretty crazy at times, despite his attempts at staying zen. “See now, the zen gets confused when a motherf**ker might cuss somebody out. Nah, I’m 100-percent passionate, and at ease with the fact that I might be a little bit crazy,” he explains.

For more on Chris Brown’s digital feature, click here.

SOURCE: Complex | PHOTO CREDIT: Instagram

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