*Chris Brown has opened up about the loneliness he felt in the aftermath of his fight with ex-girlfriend Rihanna, as friends and industry colleagues gave him the stiffarm.

“A handful of people stuck by me,” he tells the New York Post’s Page Six. “But when people see certain things happen to somebody, they usually turn away. They don’t want to get involved with it because they don’t want their name attached to anything negative.”

Brown was left with an assault conviction after he beat Rihanna in a violent argument in 2009. His career nosedived in the wake of the incident, but two years after the incident, the R&B crooner is convinced many of his former friends are coming back to him.

“They wanna get on the record. They wanna let me back in the door,” he says. “The last two years, everybody dissed me. But my fans were so dedicated. The way I look at it is, you can’t walk around mad, because then you just prove everybody right that you’re an angry person.”