“I Can Transform Ya” singer says he is “not the pink elephant in the room anymore” as country mulls whether to ban him from entering
Chris Brown believes he can turn his blemished past into a positive to make for a less violent Australia in the future.
The “I Can Transform Ya” singer, whose upcoming trip to Australia is threatened by a potential government ban because of his criminal history, is lobbying the country — through Twitter, of course — to let him teach kids Down Under about violence.
“I would be more than grateful to come to Australia to raise awareness about domestic violence,” Brown wrote early Tuesday, adding that he’s “not the pink elephant in the room anymore.”
As Brown sees it, he could serve as an inspirational example of how one can overcome one’s past.
“My life mistakes should be a wake up call for everyone. Showing the world that mistakes don’t define you. Trying to prevent spousal abuse,” Brown wrote.
He also added that Australian children are much more likely to listen to him on the matter, rather than their parents or a public service announcement.
“The youth don’t listen to parents nor do they listen to PSA’s. The power that we have as Entertainers can change lives,” Brown added.
Brown, who was sentenced to five years of probation after beating then-girlfriend Rihanna during a February 2009 argument, planned to be in Australia in December.
However, an online petition asked for Brown to be banned from Australia, after which the government slapped Brown with a “notice of intention to consider refusal,” according to Australian website News.Com.Au.
Brown was given 28 days to present his case as to why he should be allowed into the country.