Chris Brown, the R&B singer who was sentenced last week to five years probation and six months community labor for the brutal beating of pop star and former girlfriend Rihanna, will appear on CNN's Larry King Live. Brown says he does "not" remember beating Rihanna into a bloody pulp and still loves her.
"King, whose interview airs on Wednesday night on CNN's "Larry King Live," asked Brown if he could remember the event, and the singer told him 'no.' 'I just look at it like, wow, I'm in shock, because, first of all, that's not who I am as a person, and that's not who I promise I want to be,' Brown said in a video posted on CNN's website. 'So when I look at the police reports or hear about the police reports, I just don't know what to think.' Separately, Brown told People in a story for the issue on newsstands Friday that he still loves Rihanna. 'I never fell out of love with her. That just wouldn't go away,' Brown said. Brown, 20, said he was distraught the night of the event and "broke down" after he told his mother, who herself was a victim of an abusive relationship. The CNN story also cites a Los Angeles police report describing the February assault by saying Brown put Rihanna, whose real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, in a headlock that cut off her breathing until she started to lose consciousness. He threatened to kill her, bit her ear and her fingers."