Chris Brown has been through a lot in the last six months. After being found guilty of felony assault last month on former girlfriend Rihanna, Chris has finally decided to talk to the media about what went on the fateful night between himself and the pop star.
In an interview with PEOPLE, Brown sat down with his mother in tow and talked about his side of the story. He expressed his regret and said that no matter what went on, he will always love Rihanna. “I never fell out of love with her,” said the R&B crooner. “That just wouldn’t go away.”
The first thing he did after the incident was look for understanding from his mother, who is also a victim of domestic violence. “I was distraught … I went to my mom on the same night and told [her] what happened and broke down.”
Chris goes on to say that he is nothing like his stepfather who he’s been compared to since the incident, claiming that what happened was an isolated incident. Chris expanded on these statements during a pre-recorded interview with Larry King on CNN Wednesday.
There was a clip that was been released to the public before the show aired that Brown claims was edited poorly. Brown addresses what he considers a misrepresentation of his intention and statements:
There have been reports on the internet that I didn’t remember what happened that night with Rihanna. I want to try and set things straight. That 30 seconds of the interview they used of me was taken from a one hour interview during which that same question was asked something like 4 or 5 times — and when you look at the entire interview you will see it is not representative of what I said.
The first four times – or how ever many times it was – I gave the same answer — which was that I didn’t think it was appropriate for me to talk about what happened that night. I said it was not right for me and it really wasn’t fair to Rihanna. The fifth time – or whatever it was – I just misspoke. I was asked, ‘Do you remember doing it?’ and I said, ‘No.’
Of course I remember what happened. Several times during the interview, my mother said that I came to her right afterward and told her everything. But it was and still is a blur. And yes, I still can’t believe it happened because it is not me or who I am or is what happened like anything I have ever done before.
As I have said several times previously, I am ashamed of and sorry for what happened that night and I wish I could relive that moment and change things, but I can’t. I take full responsibility for my actions. What I have to do now is to prove to the world that this was an isolated incident and that is not who I am and I intend to do so by my behavior now and in the future.
Do you think that these interviews will change anyone’s mind about Chris Brown or will he forever be known for beating up Rihanna? Check out the clip from the Larry King interview and let us know what you think about the fate of Chris’ future.