When news of Chris Brown and Rihanna’s domestic altercation first made headlines in February, HOVA called Brown a “walking dead man.” But yesterday, after viewing Brown’s public apology, Rihanna’s onetime mentor changed his story.
“We’re all flawed human beings,” Jay told European radio host Tim Westwood. “The most he can do is apologize, that’s it. What can we say? Everyone should be allowed to make mistakes. It happens.” [Via MTV]
Jay, born Shawn Carter, also denied rumors that he had somehow blocked Brown from appearing at the recent BET Awards tribute to Michael Jackson.
“Let me first categorically deny it, that’s not even my style,” Jay told Westwood. “If I have a problem with Chris Brown, I have a problem with Chris Brown. I haven’t said anything live or behind the scenes. I don’t agree with what he did, that’s it. As far as not letting him perform, that’s ridiculous and stupid. That’s a sucker move and I wouldn’t do it and people commenting on rumors, it’s a sucker move. That’s not how I deal with my problems.”
No word on whether he is willing to forgive Auto-Tune users yet.