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When Chris Brown was first released from jail back at the beginning of June, many people noticed that the “Loyal” singer had packed on a few pounds. For some, the weight gain was a good look, especially since Brown had been looking a little too thin and sickly for quite some time. But for others, the singer’s weight gain was something to joke about, as headlines said, “Chris Brown Looking A Bit Chubby After Prison,” and asked, “Did Chris Brown Let Himself Go?” I mean, the man was in jail for 108 days…

Well, as confident as Brown seems most of the time, he admitted in a new interview with “Extra” that he was feeling self-conscious about the 30+ pounds he packed on while in jail. He says that he was even afraid to be seen out of the house.

“My normal weight is like 180, I was 215 when I got out of jail… I couldn’t fit in my jeans, fit in my clothes. I was scared to go out, I was like man, people will see me and I look fat so after a while I went and played a lot of basketball, a lot of cardio, we did the New Flame video, BET awards, a couple of other shows, I was always dancing, always dancing, trying to get my body back.”

And it’s working. Brown is slowly but surely slimming down, but he looks healthy at the same time. Something else Brown says he is working on since leaving jail is his temper. With the help of his therapist, Brown says he has come a long way.

“I see my therapist twice a week, it’s amazing and I was at first adamant about it, like, ‘I don’t want to go to therapy, I’m not going to talk to anybody,’ but as I went through it and kept talking, it’s actually very therapeutic.

For me it was more of an opportunity for me to understand my feelings and understand what I was dealing with in my own life.

I didn’t know how to express myself without it being anger or aggression because I felt a certain way, but now it’s more of me being able to control it and understand it.”

Glad to see Brown doing better. We’re hoping he’ll stay on this positive path–whatever weight he decides to be.

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