Chris Brown, father of 1-year-old daughter Royalty, says being a dad is "humbling" and that the child has been "mellowing him out."
The 26-year-old R&B star, who has had a turbulent last few years due to a slew of legal incidents, including a 2009 assault on Rihanna, made his comments on Ryan Seacrest's radio show On-Air With Ryan Seacrest on Friday.
Brown has joint custody of Royalty, his first child, whose mother is his ex-girlfriend, Nia Guzman. The singer told Seacrest he gets to spend time with the child two weeks every month.
"So I have a co-parenting job that's pretty amazing but, you know, learning how to be a dad, especially learning how to take care of somebody else, you know, I barely know how to brush my teeth in the morning!" he joked. "It's actually great. It's very humbling. You know, it's very calming. I think I was a lot, you know, rambunctious, very hyper as a kid but now seeing that 10 times over, my daughter's kinda like mellowing me out."
Guzman gave birth to Royalty in the summer of 2014. Another one of his exes, Karrueche Tran, hinted in March 2015 the singer had become a dad. Later that month, a judge ended Brown's probation over his 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna after ruling he had completed his requirements. Brown had pleaded guilty in the case and had accepted a plea deal under which he would receive probation, community service and domestic violence counseling.
He has also faced more legal and personal turmoil in recent years. In 2014, he spent two days in jail for a 2013 assault case involving another man in Washington, D.C. and more than two months behind bars for violating his probation. Also in 2013, he voluntarily underwent rehab for anger management and was also given 90 court-mandated days of treatment.