"We were together as a family (but) some things happened, where I felt our relationship was slipping away that I was losing her (Brown's mother)," Contactmusic quoted Hawkins as telling in American show Access Hollywood. "I made a foolish attempt by getting the gun (sic) and threatening to shoot myself. It wasn''t a suicide attempt," he added.
Hawkins revealed that he never intended to shoot himself, but the gun went off and cost him sight. Hawkins said that Brown was very young, and misinterpreted most of the incidents. "I know that Chris misunderstood that incident... I had been out one night with another female and I came home that morning and she was very upset... Tempers flared, and in my attempt to console her, as I usually did, I got up to walk towards her and I tripped... Our heads collided," he added.
Although he apologized to Brown, he told the singer not to blame him for his own problems. "Chris, I personally want to apologize for anything I may have said or done to offend you. I wish you much success in your career, but, at the same time... you have to stop blaming me for your problems," he said.