As rapper Chris Brown awaits a verdict on whether he'll be able to enter Australia, he's offering to use his shameful record of domestic violence to raise awareness.
In a series of Tweets, the entertainer said his life mistakes should be a "wake up call for everyone".
I would be more than grateful to come to Australia to raise awareness about domestic violence.Im not the pink elephant in the room anymore— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) September 29, 2015
My life mistakes should be a wake up call for everyone. Showing the world that mistakes don't define you. Trying to prevent spousal abuse— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) September 29, 2015
The youth don't listen to parents nor do they listen to PSA's. The power that we have as Entertainers can change lives.— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) September 29, 2015
Brown was convicted in 2009 of assaulting and threatening to kill then girlfriend Rihanna.
Despite this limbo, tickets are selling to his Australian shows.
In a statement posted on ticket seller Ticketek's website, Brown's management said the star has experienced "continued personal growth" since 2009.
"Contrary to media reports, Chris Brown's request to enter Australia on tour has not been denied," the statement said.
"This request is currently being considered by the office of the Immigration Minister.
"We respect their right to review this request and have faith that a decision will be made with the full consideration of his continued personal growth, on-going philanthropic endeavours and desire to perform for his fans."