September 3, 2009

Chris Brown - Extended Excerpt

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Kat   September 3rd, 2009 12:33 pm ET

I think everyone deserves second chances, before all this happened Chris was seen as a super talented guy and i think thats what people should remember him as. Everyone makes mistakes.. Give him a break people! Ive been a Chris Brown fan since back in the day and im not bout to drop him like that just cause he made a mistake. And i do like Rihanna but i dont believe shes little miss innocent.

Omega   September 3rd, 2009 12:54 pm ET

Still, the main issue is domestic violence. He got off easy just because he's a celebrity.

Brandon   September 3rd, 2009 1:42 pm ET

Its sad to see this coward denying hitting and beating a girl!....whats even more sad is the fact that this women beater brought his "mommy" to aide in his defense!!....where are these young mens fathers at when they get into trouble?....Be a Man Chris!!!!...Not a little boy hiding behind his "mommy"!

Colleen   September 3rd, 2009 2:36 pm ET

time will tell if he's truly sorry and will everyday, decisively work on changing and becoming a better person. it's hard to tell right now if he's sorry for what was done or for the fall outs that may happen to his image and career. also, now may not be the right time to talk about it but i believe at some time both himself and Rhianna should speak frankly and truthfully about it and break the cycle of generational abuse because we keep silent on things. i believe in taking responsibility for our actions as well as in 2nd chances, so i am looking forward to seeing a matured and responsible Chris Brown in the future.

Loctrain   September 3rd, 2009 2:56 pm ET

Ive seen these things before and Ive rarely heard of where they cant have contact for 5 years. He was made an exampleof becasue hes a celebrity.

alice   September 3rd, 2009 3:28 pm ET

yes i look at larry king talk to chris brown on cnn last night but for me i think brown has hit rihana befor and he mom someone that been hit by someone you love.i never buy any of brown cd and after larry king i will never buy any of brown music.i feel as a person see her mom be hit it has a problem for the brown need help and he mom doing to.

Cecil Herring (ms)   September 3rd, 2009 4:05 pm ET

Chris Brown is just like other male abusers. He is really the victim, never says he was wrong, cannot remember doing anything bad, hedges about the girl's physical damage. He is a typical abuser. He needs years of therapy. And listen to Rick Sanchez offer alibis for the big baby. "He didn't have time to think things over. It is all too new..."
Cecil Herring

Sandy   September 3rd, 2009 4:26 pm ET

Joyce, please understand that your child is conditioned to not ever let anyone hurt him physically. After hearing and seeing you being abused, Chris, as a little boy, felt powerless to help you, but vowed to never let anyone hit him. When Rhianna slapped him his instant reflex was to strike back, because he would never let anyone have the power to hurt him physically. Joyce, you MUST acknowledge that your being abused has caused this action in your child. He needs intensive therapy and must not ever date a woman again who acts out with physical attacks. I would imagine Rhianna needs therapy to learn how to fight fair without violence.

Cilla   September 3rd, 2009 4:28 pm ET

I think that we should not let him off that easily. I'm sorry Chris, but you lost a fan. My mom was a victim of domestic violence - I have seen the police at my house waaaay too many times, and my mom hurting. His mom was also in the same position so he should have learned what NOT TO DO. I'm just very disappointed that he is still not openly admitting that he basically beat the crap out of Rihanna. Everyone saw the aftermath pictures - and he still says "no comment". It's not for Rihanna's sake, it is so that he is not seen as even WORSE person for this. I don't care WHAT your reasons are - it is NEVERRRR okay to hit a woman! NEVER! I think that his career is pretty much up in the air after this .. No one knows what the future holds though .. Good luck!

Jim Gibbons   September 3rd, 2009 4:48 pm ET

I do not see remorse in Mr. Brown. I see a tortured young man in the throes of denial that is reinforced by a mother who does not want to believe the truth. He is unable to admit or recognize the reality of his actions, unable to believe the horrible photographs of the damage he has caused.

I am scared for Chris and those he loves and who love him. PLEASE Chris get help! You can stop this nightmare from repeating. We have faith in you and love you. Learn the skills you need to to protect those you love from an undeniable part of you only you can control before it ruins your life and the lives of those you love. PLEASE!!

Michael - Newport Beach, CA   September 3rd, 2009 4:48 pm ET

Rihanna IS the victim here albeit I do believe she contributed her part by merely staying with him. Chris not only needs to fulfill his requirements of the court but he needs to go to school. He's cleaned up on this program which LOOKS great but there is no real substance to this interview. He repeats himself constantly and when asked the more difficult questions, he says, "I was like WOW..." and he continually looks down which tells me he does remember the details. I was a fan and he does deserve a second chance, I just won't be giving him a second chance. Maybe he should contribute a $1m to a charity supporting battered women.

maya   September 3rd, 2009 5:35 pm ET

We cant just Chris for hitting Rihanna not like that because we dont know what she did to him

Ester Chhambers   September 3rd, 2009 5:51 pm ET

People need to realize and remember that FIRST and Foremost, Chris Brown is a Human Being which means that he is not perfect and we all make mistakes. He is a person first and then a celebrity. We all seem to forget that celebrities go through the same life situations that we all do. Give this young man a break. Some of you are just jealous because he has more money than you do, which affords him better counsel than you can afford. Get over yourselve's.

Colin Leversidge   September 3rd, 2009 6:46 pm ET

Larry?...Why are you interviewing a women beater?
Are you thinking that perhaps an acceptable reason will surface due to his celebrity?
Shame on him for doing it
Shame on you for giving it life.
If I or any non-celebrity did this disgusting act we would be in jail without even the local newsman wanting an interview.
Larry, you have always been one of the best places for an interview so please get yourself out of the gutter. You don't belong there.
Chris Brown, why don't you just disappear, you've already humiliated yourself enough.

dj   September 3rd, 2009 6:47 pm ET

Violence and abuse are "MISTAKES". Chris is in denial and expressed pity for himself and not owning up to his actions. His story of not remembering sounds like he feels like he is the victim...He and his mommy both need serious counceling as she too is denial about Chris' action and her own abuse. I don't feel LK was agressive enough in his questioning. Chris was pulling his strings...Oprah or Barbara Walters would have nailed him!

Dammy   September 3rd, 2009 7:42 pm ET

I love chris and am a big fan, yes he made a mistake but he's a human and with flesh. if God can forgive who else are we, pls let give him a second chance so he can grow up to be a mature man.
Chris be careful next time, control ur emotions & anger, women are not mean't to be beaten. grow men

Giuliana Giuliani   September 3rd, 2009 8:21 pm ET

When is Rihanna going to break her silence? Or...maybe she can't.

Camille   September 3rd, 2009 8:28 pm ET

First of all, I want to say that people are so judgement and heartless. No one has the right to pass judgement on another person. God is the only one who can do that. Chris Brown is a human being just like myself and everyone else. With that being said, we sometimes act without thinking and end up doing things that we later regret. So, one incident shouldn't change the way that people think of him or determine where his career will go from here....I've been a Chris Brown fan from day one and I will NEVER stop supporting him. Afterall, a true fan wouldn't.

lisa   September 3rd, 2009 10:12 pm ET

I CANNOT BELIEVE that Chris Brown is dancing and dodging all the questions that Larry is asking. COME ON CHRIS,,,,,,YOU REMEMBER WHAT YOU DID TO HER!!! LOOK AT THE FREAKING PICTURES THAT THE POLICE TOOK!!! You want your fans to remain with you,,,,,you better start admitting to your guilt and to what you KNOW happened that night. I myself have NO RESPECT FOR YOU!!!!

lisa   September 3rd, 2009 10:22 pm ET

I cannot believe that Chris has ABUSED Rhianna TWO OTHER TIMES and NO CHARGES were filed? No police reports? What the heck? This MAN is a walking TIMEBOMB!!!! His next GF will probably end up a fatality!!! That is the sad statistic!!! CHRIS,,,,,,WAKE THE HELL UP!!!!

lisa   September 3rd, 2009 10:29 pm ET

RHIANNA,,,,,,,PLEASE,,,,,,HE WILL KILL YOU NEXT TIME,,,,,,,,,Enjoy your success and the new men that you have met lately!!! You are young and deserve the very best of this business!!! NOT the CRAP that has been sent your way! RHIANNA,,,,,I wish you the VERY BEST in your career,,,,,,I know you wil be around for many DECADES!!!! You are a MADONNA,,,,,if you really want to be!!!! Just keep on rocking!!!

lisa   September 3rd, 2009 10:43 pm ET

Hey Chris,,,,,,A man is 18 and fights in a WAR in your country!!!! Not a kid until 20 years old like you said on the show!!! GET A GRIP CHRIS!!! Your mommy cannot GET YOU OUT OF THIS ONE!!! Her domestic problems that occured when you were 7 years of age,,,,,will NOT help you TODAY!!!! Those incidences SHOULD HAVE HELPED YOU in your future endevors TO NOT BE ABUSIVE!!!

lisa   September 3rd, 2009 10:48 pm ET

LARRY,,,,,,,,Please,,,,,Chris beat the crap out of his girlfriend!!!! Who the hell cares if he loved Micheal Jackson and at what age he idolized him? I do not care about that!!!

george   September 3rd, 2009 11:20 pm ET

OH by the way–while you americans have been discussing important issues like this –your country just accumulated another $3.6 Billion debt per hour–now that's something to be a little concerned about

Camille   September 4th, 2009 1:11 am ET

I am so sick of people coming down on a 19 yr old for hitting a female. Come on people. I hope all these people condemning Chris are virgins who don't drink, don't do drugs, never said a cuss word, and are nuns and pastors/priests. WHo are we to forgive or condemn? The kid is ridiculously talented. He has given the best Michael Jackson impression ever. THis is the same thing people tried to do to Michael by condemning him when he hanged his baby over the balcony and got accused of child molestation. STOP THE MADNESS!!!

Camille   September 4th, 2009 1:16 am ET

Oh. And for those who don't a female from one of the Caribbean Islands, let me just say you that I believe there is so much to this story that we do not know. Possibly, Rihanna being a possessive, jealous, violent female decided it was ok to get physically violent with him. I strongly believe that she pushed him to that point. I've seen it happen oh so many times and it's not about condoning domestic violence, but women should not feel like it's ok to hit a man.

Camille   September 4th, 2009 1:19 am ET

And for all the people that don't respect Chris and hate him and think he should be punished to death or something ridiculous...WHY ARE YOU ALL WATCHING HIM ON TV?!!! If you are not a fan then find something else to watch and talk about. And be sure to put your "halos" back on when you go on your merry ways.

brittany loves cbrezzy   September 4th, 2009 2:12 am ET

im so tired of ppl talkin down on chris leave him be.....he said he was sorry countless times how much do a man have to say hes sorry......he's youn and im young we r the same age and in young relationships things can get out of hand......if it was her in his shoes and him in hers then wat......wat would be said then....would we even kno abt it.....? no! so let him live his life....and let her live hers.....i still love u chris.....i do hair and i keep ur pic in my frame atr work n i hate wen a client sits in my chair aND SAYS TO ME U LIKE THAT WOMEN BEATER i say hell yea lol u still like ike or r kelly i mean its always 2 sides to a story and that night is none of anyones business but chris and rihnna's so d.c stand up and haters fall back........

Cherie   September 4th, 2009 9:22 am ET

The interview with Larry King certainly was telling. Both Chris and his mother spoke about all the problems that this has caused them. Excuse me but they were not the ones that were battered. Do they not realize that they are not the victims of anything in this story Rihanna is. Chris is a whiny self centered woman abuser period. He complains about the media but certainly does not complain about them when they focus on him as a celebrity only when it is about his violent side. Give us a break about the media. There you are on national t.v. by your own choice. What a sad specimen of a man. I hope not too many people attend your pity party and I hope that all those that make excuses for your actions don't ever have a daughter sister or any other member of their family encounter such a person in their lives. Picking up garbage won't hurt as much as being punched in the face Chris so don't be afraid. Bottom line you are a woman beater period.

DiDi   September 4th, 2009 10:16 am ET

I think it's really sad that people are so judgmental and so unforgiving. Would everybody really want to be judged for the rest of their life based on their actions at age 20?

pat davis   September 4th, 2009 10:51 am ET

I found the Chris Brown interview interesting. Being a woman who has been involved in abusive relationships I found his comments were not enough. Although I beleive he regrets what he did, I think his regrets are more aimed towards the fact that he cannot get close to Rhianna for five years. Chris Brown is young and in love, and he seems more worried about seeing Rhianna dating other guys in his face. I feel the six months of community service is kind of harsh but they had to make an example. I know Chris has been a celebrity since he was 14 or 15, what is his eduational background? He doesn't speak like a well educated individual. Maybe he should take this time to do some reading and some English courses wouldn't hurt. Don't get me wrong I'm a huge Chris Brown fan, I love his voice, he can dance and he's a cutie, but furthering your education never hurt anyone. Best of Luck Chris! He'll be alright, he's definately talented.

janelle   September 4th, 2009 11:34 am ET

i tnink chris did only what he knew to do in a situation of jealousy.I think as a child being brought up in a home with violence, this was the only way he knew how to handle his emotions.Children who see a parent deal with a situation with violence is imprinted in their little brains. instead of being taught to handle every situation with anger they should be taught to handle it with compassion and discipline. sorry to say though, Chris should realize that there really are no mistakes , theres what you do and what you dont do.I think he is really sorry for what he did but he really needs counselling to learn how to handle his emotions and channel it into something more positive. His fans will allways love him ,I for one will support him.

awele thomas   September 4th, 2009 2:15 pm ET

look!!! im not saying that chris wasnt wrong because he was, but it doesnt define the fact that he is a great artist and that the media is trashing him as if he isnt. I think its unfair because it seems as if rihanna carrer is booming since she was hit by chris brown.What does that leave chris with??? a messed up carrer

Sarah   September 4th, 2009 7:48 pm ET

this is just a case of a celebrity sentence. no more. its the only reason he didnt get any jail time. it really bugs me to see that

m. jones   September 4th, 2009 8:14 pm ET

First of all I would like to start off by saying that I have been a huge Chris Brown fan ever since I heard him on his first hit single "Run It." I know there has been alot of talk in the media about his incident with Rihanna. I think that it is more than obvious that Chris Brown is remorseful and ashamed for his actions. I feel as though because this was a celebrity case it has received so much attention in the press. I think that because Chris Brown is a well-known entertainer he has continuously been bashed. Some say that because he is a celebrity he got off easy. Well I say that celebrities are held to a double standard and for that reason they are trying to make an example out of him. I very strongly disagree with his choices and firmly believe that under no circumstances a man should put his hands on a woman. However I also believe that under no circumstances should a woman put her hands on a man nor provoke him. But it seems that because of his high-profile everyone is looking down on him and pointing the finger at him. Only Chris Brown and Rihanna know what really happened. Everyone should stay out of their business trying to put their two sense in something that they have no clue about other than what they see and hear in the media- which we all know is slanted. Bottom line is that he is young and made a huge mistake that he will have to live with and deal with the consequences of for the rest of his life. Everyone deserves a second chance. If Rihanna can forgive him, why can't you.

Richard, Kankakee, IL.   September 4th, 2009 9:05 pm ET

liar liar, everything he is saying is a total lie!

a mari   September 4th, 2009 10:21 pm ET

This was the most boring show ever
Nothing new..everyone has heard it was boring when it first happened...celebrity abuse...sad but..
He lost control and regrets it
There's not much more to say as evidenced by the show
(he did not say much)

JimmyG   September 5th, 2009 1:23 am ET

People wake up and smell the coffee! This man is trapped in a cycle of abuse he can't get out of with this woman without some serious therapy and medicaiton.And it does not stop with this beautiful lady he senselessly mangled.
Chris will end up killing someone or come close to it like Ike did to Tina Turner. Abusers don't stop. This is a classic privledged class entitlement problem and he is delusional about his culpability . His mom and his fans are enabling and perpetuating that trip. I don't believe he believes one word of his psudo-remorse. He is a talented train-wreck on a track for a disaster.
That prosecutor did Chris and America no service with this tap on the wrist. Larry should have roasted him! He was far too kind and he overlooked the unvarnished truth that Chris is making excuses for horrible behavior and not taking responsibility. Unfortunately history teaches us that we will see him abuse again. I'll bet my pay check on it.

Anusha Hasan   September 5th, 2009 3:13 pm ET

I think Chris is sorry and he made a mistake and he understands! It's time to let him lose.

JimmyG   September 5th, 2009 5:53 pm ET

Seriously folks, would you want this guy dating YOUR daughter?

Marissa   September 5th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

He's not taking responsibility. He's acting like he is the victim. I'm all for forgiveness but the person has to take full responsibility.

kado92   September 6th, 2009 12:49 am ET

I don't condone Brown's actions, but if you can throw a punch like a man then you sure as hell can take one like a man.

Kate   September 6th, 2009 5:52 am ET

Hitting awoman is not a "mistake".And how do we know he won't do that again since there are no consequences for him?

Gerald Jolly   September 6th, 2009 8:58 am ET

What is wrong with you people??
Chris Brown is what he is.

Why do you defend him ladies.


The fact is that, there is nothing more cowardly than a?? "MAN"??? that would hit a woman.

But in Chris Brown's case everybody knows that he is not a man.



Gerald Jolly   September 6th, 2009 9:00 am ET

KAT, I hope that one day you will get in a car, when your boyfriend is having a "BAD DAY"


BLACQUE   September 7th, 2009 10:11 am ET


janelle   September 8th, 2009 11:10 am ET

So heres the deal, i dont condone what Chris did, but let me tell ya, if ANY guy hit either one of my daughters, I would shoot them dead, and i might spend 10 to 15 years in jail, but when I got out he'd still be dead.HA HA

Gerald Jolly   September 8th, 2009 1:55 pm ET

Janelle, good for you.

Finally a woman that recognizes "PUNK ASS CHRIS BROWN TRASH"
for what he is.

By the way, if it was proven (beyond a doubt) that you killed a guy for beating up one of your daughters, I dont think you would be doing jail time.

Probably Second Degree Manslaughter with a sentense of probation.

Gerald Jolly   September 8th, 2009 2:41 pm ET

What would be an appropriate punishement for "GUTTER TRASH CHRIS BROWN"

Find the toughest, meanest, biggest, gal in America and make him go into an empty room with her and the one that beats bloody's the other one and leaves the room with the looser knocked out on the floor, gets a $10,000 dollars prize.


Gerald Jolly   September 8th, 2009 2:45 pm ET

Chris and KITTY KAT out for a good time on the town.




Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

Gerald Jolly   September 8th, 2009 10:30 pm ET

Brittany, I can promise you that somewhere, somehow, there is a CHRIS BROWN that will appear in your life.



After that your family and friends will all be saying.


Gerald Jolly   September 8th, 2009 10:32 pm ET

You know the more I look at Chris Brown's photos the more I am convinced that the reason he never speaks about his father is because he found out that his father was


Gerald Jolly   September 9th, 2009 9:14 am ET

Anusha Hasan, How would you feel about "WE" letting Chris Brown "LOOSE ON YOU"

You know, "SLAP" "PUNCH" "KICK" "BITE" "CHOKE" all for you?????

Would'nt that be wonderful just for you?????

Gerald Jolly   September 9th, 2009 9:17 am ET

DiDI "YES" if you're a piece of "EXCREMENT" like Chris Brown

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