Chris Brown says Rihanna should shut up. Smart.

In a statement to MTV News, Chris Brown pretty much says Rihanna should’ve kept her mouth shut last week which surprisingly didn’t send his publicist careening off a cliff in a hale of bourbon and barbiturates – yet:

“While I respect Rihanna’s right to discuss the specific events of February 8, I maintain my position that all of the details should remain a private matter between us,” he said in the statement. “I do appreciate her support and wish her the best. I am extremely sorry for what I did, and I accept accountability for my actions. At this point, I am taking the proper steps to learn about me and grow from my mistakes. I only hope that others in similar situations can learn from our experience as well. Abuse of any kind is always wrong. The rest I leave it to God.”

And Chris Brown is right. Rihanna probably shouldn’t have told the world he bit her in the ear and fingers like a belligerent three-year-old. It’s the least she could do to thank him for all those punches to the face. Some people are just ungrateful, I guess.

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