Is Chris Brown Using The Ray Rice Case For Positive PR And Promotion Of 'X'?

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Chris Brown was involved in one of the highest profile cases of domestic violence in recent years and appears to be using the Ray Rice case for personal gain.

By now you would have to be living under a rock to but unaware of the fact that Ray Rice hit his fiance in an elevator back in March of this year. While coverage of this unfortunate event has been huge in the media this week after a video of the two in the elevator was released, R&B singer Chris Brown seems to be throwing his 2 cents into the mix.

Coincidentally, Brown was also involved in domestic violence charge back in 2009 when he hit his then girlfriend and fellow singer Rihanna.

Since Brown has worked through the situation and come out of the other side with his career still intact, one would think his advice would be valuable to Rice.

However, it is important not to forget that Brown's new album, "X" is set to release on September 16, which is only 4 days away.

Brown spoke his mind on the matter in an interview with Sway and MTV News. Brown's words definitely come from a place of experience and wisdom, there is no argument in that, although one has to wonder if his PR team put him up to it.

"I think it's all about the choices you make," Brown said to Sway, "With me, I deal with a lot of anger issues from my past - not knowing how to express myself verbally and at the same time not knowing how to cope with my emotions and deal with them and understand what they are." Brown went on to give his direct advice to Ray Rice and anyone in the same situation by stating, "To Ray, or anybody else -- because I'm not better than the next man -- I can just say I've been down that road.

I deal with situations and I've made my mistakes too, but it's all about how you push forward and how you control yourself."

While Rice hadn't actually asked for the advice, it is nice to see a fellow celebrity showing a bit of support to a man who obviously made a terrible mistake.

Although Chris Brown is getting his share of publicity for his words, he is definitely the person for Rice to take advice from in this matter considering the success he has had post conviction.