Chris Brown is not taking the blind-rage route after all.
Contrary to what we saw in CNN's sneak preview of Larry King Live's exclusive interview with the repentant singer, Brown insists that he "just misspoke" when he indicates that he doesn't remember violently attacking Rihanna in February.
"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," Brown said in a statement issued by his reap.
It certainly isn't a stretch to picture King pressing that point—and Brown doing his best to duck it.
"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," Brown continued. "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," he says. "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."
Brown has said it several times before, but we await hearing it several more times when the full interview airs on Wednesday.
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