Since Chris Brown apparently can't afford to pay valets, he needs you to buy his upcoming album. And the latest stop in his Public Contrition Tour took him to the 'Today' show, where he apologized for beating up on-again-off-again lover Rihanna.

And he made that apology ... on April Fools Day. So that seems legit.

The controversial singer, wearing shirt covered with super subtle hearts and peace symbols, stopped by 'Today' for a softball interview with Matt Lauer (who was happy not be the most maligned person in the room for once). And according to him, he's a changed man.

"For me, I've been humbled by the whole experience, from me losing everything to me having to regain public opinion," he said. (Yeah. Remember that time Chris Brown lost everything and was having his million-dollar checks sent a lean-to under a bridge?)

"What I did was totally wrong," he continued. And so, he needed to rectify the situation by taking time to "deal with himself" and "forgive himself in the same breath." Once that was done, it was time to make amends to RiRi.

"I've been humbled by the whole experience ... What I did was totally wrong," Brown admitted, adding it would "absolutely" never happen again.

He also expanded upon his new life view, telling Lauer, "It's just about me being positive, and everything that I'm doing with my music is hopefully to inspire the world."

Nelson Mandela may be hospitalized, but at least we have Chris Brown to look to for inspiration in the meantime.

But his aspirations didn't stop there. He also said he hopes to inspire people who are "in his situation." (Wealthy musicians? Domestic batterers? Anger management outpatients? Anyone's guess.)

To say the internet was unimpressed with his interview is putting it mildly.

Regardless, Breezy's album 'X' will be released in August. The first video is out today -- and much as it pains us to say it, he's in pretty good form here. You may not want your sister to date him, but there's no questioning the dance moves that helped make him famous are still solidly intact.

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