Chris Brown: Of Course I Remember Beating Rihanna

"Of course I remember what happened," he says

By Caitlin Millat and Xana O'Neill
|  Monday, Aug 31, 2009  |  Updated 9:41 PM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Top Entertainment Photos

Getty

"I wish I could change that night," Chris Brown said.

advertisement
Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

Chris Brown said Monday evening that there's no way he could ever forget beating ex-girlfriend Rihanna, despite an interview clip that showed him saying he didn't remember battering the singer.

Brown said in a clip from an interview on CNN's "Larry King" set to air Wednesday that he didn't recall the violent fight -- but did an about-face on the comments Monday night after the clip was released to the public.

"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," Brown said in a statement released to People magazine Monday.

Brown, 20, told People the interview clip wasn't a fair representation of his real feelings about the Rihanna incident and that he "misspoke" when he said he couldn't remember enough about that night to talk about it.

"Of course I remember what happened," he said. "Several times during the interview, my mother said that I came to her right afterwards and told her everything. But it was and still is a blur."

Brown also repeated to People what he'd initially said to King -- that he still has feelings for the R&B stunner.

"I never fell out of love with her," Brown told People. "That just wouldn't go away."

In the interview with King, Brown said the attack on Rihanna was completely out of character and blamed his violent outburst on a past inside a broken home where domestic abuse was rampant.

"That's not who I am as a person," Brown said. "And that's not who I pride myself on being."

"Nobody taught us how to love one another," Brown said of his home life growing up. "Nobody taught us a book on how to -- how to control our emotions or our anger." 

Brown, sentenced to five years probation and six months community labor service after pleaded guilty, said it's been "difficult" not being able to see Rihanna since part of his deal was to stay 100 yards away from her for the next five years.

"Everything comes with consequences," Brown said. "They want me to pick up trash and remove graffiti. I'm a hard worker. It's something I'm willing to do."

He told People he was eager to start his court-ordered counseling sessions and begin to rebuild his personal and professional life.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out