Los Angeles: Rapper Chris Brown says his maturity level has risen since leaving jail in June.
The 25-year-old 'Loyal' hitmaker was released on June 2 after spending 108 days behind bars for violating his probation after he allegedly made threats about using guns while seeking anger-management treatment in rehab.
Brown says it was a humbling experience and made him realise he is human like everyone else, reportedly.
"I'm just more appreciative of the things I'm blessed with and the things I do: music, being able to take care of my family, being able to see my friends and family.
"I had to feel like this happened for a reason. There was a purpose. Maybe I was out of control too much. Or I needed something to humble me to the point where I get it," Brown said.
The singer, who was sentenced to time already served after pleading guilty to assault in Washington DC earlier this week stemming from an incident last October, says he spent much of his time in jail "drawing, sketching most of the time, biding time."