Chris Brown has said that he knows his popularity has dived since his assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

According to Now the hip hop star avoided going to prison when he was sentenced in August after pleading guilty to a felony assault charge and he reckons his critics think he got a lucky break.

The singer said he knows he'll have to work hard to show fans he's changed.

Speaking to MTV, Brown said: "It's kinda like 50/50 for me.

"I got the people that will come out and support and then the people that don't wanna see me do anything. They basically want me in jail."

"Its like, 'How do we get past it? How do you learn from your mistakes, turn it into a positive and help other people with the situation and at the end of the day becomes the person that you want to be?'"