Chris Brown taped a much-anticipated and much-speculated about interview with Larry King last week and it finally aired last night. Brown dressed in his Sunday best blue bow tie, sat with his mother Joyce and his lawyer, and answered most questions honestly, expressing his relief that the media spectacle surrounding him was winding down. As remorseful as he seemed, he opted not to go into details about the night of his fight with Rihanna. Brown acknowledged the abuse and confessed that he loves Rihanna and is still in love with her, despite the protection order that separates them. When King asked Brown why he was violent and what the cause of the fight was, Brown refused to answer “out of respect for [Rihanna's] privacy”, but we feel it was more likely out of embarrassment for whatever actually transpired.
Brown also claims not to remember doing what he did the night of the Grammy’s, and his mother said she was shocked because, despite the reports that Brown and Rihanna had a history of violence between them, she says they never had any previous altercations. (Brown said of the incidents “I’m not aware of those.”) While the answers Chris provides are not terribly revealing, King does ask pointed questions and shows Brown the pictures of a battered Rihanna and it’s clear that he knows what he did was wrong, but it’s nothing we didn’t hear from his taped video apology, honestly. Brown’s mother proved to be more emotional and revealing, discussing her own relationship with Rihanna and her personal history of violence.
This situation is obviously something people have already made up their minds about — Brown does regret it though and emphasizes how wrong it was. Does the interview succeed in changing the public’s opinion about him?
Watch more video from the interview after the jump.