If you ask me, Celebitchy gave Chris Brown too much of the benefit of the doubt yesterday, when she discussed early excerpts of Chris Brown interview on 20/20, which will air tonight. Yesterday, we heard Chris say “of course” when asked if he understands the severity of what happened. Chris continued: “I’m human, really I’m like really hurting inside and… it really kind of is like devastating me.” Gah. Celebitchy thinks that Chris is “starting to get it” but I have serious doubts. Chris interviews are always “Me me me me I I I I.” It’s all about him and his bullsh-t and defending himself. I think the kid’s a f-cking sociopath, and I haven’t found any evidence to suggest that Chris is anything other than a very narcissistic, dumb, violent a-hole. The new excerpts from the interview are a lot of the same:
Chris Brown says he was blindsided by his own brutal assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna in February of this year. “I never, ever had problems with anger,” he tells Robin Roberts in a Friday interview for ABC News 20/20. “No domestic violence with any of my past girlfriends or any altercations.” The 20 year-old singer says, “I was never that kind of person…It’s like, ‘How could I be that person?'”
Promoting his upcoming album Graffiti (on the heels of Rihanna’s own comeback CD Rated R), Brown concedes that “I was wrong for what I did…I would definitely say that it’s not something that I look past or look over. Something that’s really, really touchy.” He adds: “I’m really sorry for — for what went down.”
This is not Brown’s first apology for the attack, of course. When he took to YouTube in July to declare “I am very sad and very ashamed of what I’ve done,” many criticized it — including Rihanna, who later noted her ex looked like he was “reading off a TelePrompter.”
Brown tells Roberts that, indeed, he was heavily coached for “three or four days” by PR advisors for that online statement. “My head wasn’t really giving me a chance to be me,” Brown says. “It was genuinely from me, but it wasn’t projected genuinely.”
Of Brown’s brief and controversial reunion with Rihanna weeks after the violent incident, he explains to Roberts that he wrote a song called “Changed Man” for his girlfriend.
When she heard it, he says she broke into tears.
“I played the song for her when I first wrote it. And she cried.”
And hearing Rihanna’s critical remarks today, Brown says, is “really difficult…It hurts. It’s just something that I have to be responsible for.”
As part of his sentencing, Brown is required to stay 100 yards away from Rihanna unless they are attending music industry events. They don’t communicate, he says. “I’ve said like everything that I can with me and her,” he explains. “Me and her have talked. Me and her have spoken about the situation,” he said. “And she knows how sorry I am.”
[From Us Weekly]
The part where he‘s talking specifically about Rihanna are the worst parts, in my opinion. First of all, what kind of a-hole writes a song about how he‘s “changed” after beating his girlfriend, then plays it for the girlfriend he beat? Do you see it? It’s all about him. Never about her. It doesn’t matter if he did something to her. It’s still about him. Next, when asked about Rihanna’s GMA interview, Brown tries to play the victim card, right? “It’s really difficult…It hurts. It’s just something that I have to be responsible for.” It’s not something you have to be responsible for, it’s something you actually are responsible for. And the next time someone asks about Rihanna, I want Chris’s answer to be “She can say whatever she wants, I deserve it.” But he won’t, of course.
Here’s a clip from tonight’s 20/20: