*Chris Brown graces the cover of the new Source magazine, and discusses within its pages a number of issues – including his musical reemergence after the brutal beating of Rihanna that threatened to derail his career.

And with his album, “F.A.M.E.,” debuting in the top spot on the Billboard Top 200 chart earlier this year, spawning three number one singles and netting him six BET Award nominations, it would seem that he’s back to at least semi-mainstream acceptance.

“I don’t really think it’s a comeback album. I feel like it’s an album of triumph, like an underdog type of album,” Brown says in t cover story. “It’s more of me showing and proving everybody wrong. I don’t think I ever went anywhere. It’s not like I fell off the face of the earth.”

Brown now seems to understand that his actions have consequences, and is looking to positively influence his fans.

“What I like most about being Chris Brown is being able to influence the world with my music and smile, being able to inspire the world, fans singing your music, seeing people dressed like you but at the same time them wanting to be themselves, be individuals,” he tells the magazine. “I recognize my music touches people and everything I do negative or positive affects people all over the world. So that’s definitely a blessing and a curse.”

Click here for more. The issue hits newsstands on June 21.