Chris Brown and his mom Joyce Hawkins on Larry King Live

Singer Chris Brown has slammed reports alleging that he “forgot” what happened the night he beat Rihanna. The internet went crazy yesterday when a 30 second clip of his hour-long interview with CNN’s “Larry King Live” was released and posted all over blogs, social sites and other websites. In the short clip, Brown tells Larry King he doesn’t remember all of the details from that February night, but according to Chris, that 30 second clip doesn’t represent the entire interview and was totally taken out of context:

“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 afterwards 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.”


Catch the full interview tomorrow at 10 PM on CNN!

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