Chris Brown Dazzles Larry King With Mea Culpas In His Sunday Best


Chris Brown's upcoming appearance on Larry King Live, wherein he addresses how he "can't remember" assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna, is previewed in a new clip from CNN. The full interview airs Wednesday, with Chris sitting alongside his mother Joyce Hawkins and his attorney Mark Geragos. King's cut-'em-to-the-bone line of questioning will include bits about Brown's five-year parole, how Brown is still in love with Rihanna (though parole prevents him from seeing her for five years), his new goal of proving he is a role model, and coy queries about his spiffy sweater. The leaked quotes and preview video are just as heroic.

Some of Brown's soundbites from the show:

"When I look at it now, it's just like, wow, like, I can't -- I can't believe that -- that actually happened." (Brown's attack included punching, biting, and choking Rihanna.)

"I used to be scared to go to bed. Nobody taught us how to love one another. Nobody taught us a book on how to -- how to control our emotions or our anger. ... I wish I could have changed that night."

Regarding his sentencing:

"They want me to pick up trash, remove graffiti. I'm a hard worker. It's something I'm willing to do."

Joyce Hawkins chimes in on her communication with Rihanna:

"[I] let her know that I was very, very baffled, what had happened, and apologized for my son, along with [saying], 'I'm so sorry what happened to you. And I didn't know what -- I didn't know what else to say, and I gave her a hug, and she hugged me as well."

I'm glad Chris Brown is just claiming he doesn't remember anything. Cute. Because we haven't had enough dubious amnesia today.

Chris Brown on Rihanna Assualt: 'I Made a Mistake.' [MTV]