He is, or was, indeed. I use to not like the guy at all and for no particular reason other than he was a wife beater. But I saw an interview once where he basically admitted than he was a bit of a cunt in the past and that he was truly sorry. The impressive bit was when the interviewer tried to get away from that part of the discussion, Brown stayed with it insisting on finishing his tale so that there was no ambiguity at all about how regretful he was. I had great admiration for him afterwards and began to listen to some of his music.