In a recent sit-down with XXL, Chris Brown discussed the way he's portrayed in the media and how he's constantly making strides to squash the negative image that's haunted him since he beat up Rihanna in 2009.

"Sometimes life can be a double-edged sword. No matter how much charitable stuff I do, it's not enough to appease people or win a crowd over," Brown laments.

The singer made it clear that he tries to be a good person from one day to the next.

"I don't try to be the guy that everybody frowns at when I walk in the room. Hopefully everybody could be like, 'Oh guess what? Chris Brown just walked in.' It would be a cool experience to not be like, 'Ahh man, I knew that guy was an as*hole.'"

"At this point of my life, I feel like people won't appreciate me until I am gone. But everyday I work hard to change that."

He also admitted that women were his biggest challenge and his biggest need.

"Women are my ultimate challenge but definitely my ultimate want and necessity."