In the months that have followed Chris Brown’s infamous violent outburst on the set of “Good Morning America,” many fans and celebrities have defended the singer, saying the media is being too tough on Brown. However, in a surprising twist, Brown’s mother, Joyce Hawkins, is now saying that her son needs to “deal with” his assault on former girlfriend, Rihanna, and the media’s questions about the incident.

“He has to learn to deal with it and go on with his life,” said Brown’s mother to Sister 2 Sister magazine. “This is something that happened. It was a huge mistake … It was not good at all. But he is still a human being, and we all make mistakes, and we live, and we go on with it.”

Hawkins continues, saying Brown needs to open up about the 2009 incident, for his own sake, and be comfortable answering questions about the assault for the rest of his career.

“I think he really needs to talk about the situation in itself, what actually happened to Rihanna… So, that he can get that out for himself,” said Hawkins. “He needs to learn to deal with it and answer it, no matter what.”

Hawkins also discussed the leaked nude photos of her son, saying that he would never intentionally leak those kind of photos.

“Chris’ personality never would have sent that,” said Hawkins. “I guess it was somebody he probably had known for a while that may have been upset with him for a certain reason, maybe he doesn’t talk to them anymore.”

What do you think of Hawkins’ thoughts on her son’s ongoing assault drama? –nicholas robinson

  • Tanya100

    The incident with Rihanna will always be a part of Chris Brown. He needs to find a way to address the questions and move on. One mistake does not define who he is but how he deals with it does.

  • http://twitter.com/HopeAfter Robert M Gilmore Sr

    Mom knows best. I know from the experience I had, quite rough at times there was never a thought when my mother told me what I needed to do. Today as a National Certified Counselor, I agree with mom. I wold be glad to work with Chris at any time…go to http://www.HopeAfter.org and get an idea of my journey,there is always ‘Hope  After’…