Chris Brown Finally Comes Clean About Rihanna Beating on Larry King

Chris Brown sits down with Larry King girlfriend Rihanna.

Chris Brown has finally come clean about what happened the night he beat and bruised his pop star girlfriend Rihanna.

Well, sort of.

Buffeted by his mother Joyce Hawkins and his attorney Mark Geragos on Larry King Live, the pop star refused, despite King's prodding, to answer questions about what happened that night, how the fight began or what words were spoken to spark the violence.

He said he "owed it" to Rihanna not to talk about the specifics of the incident and refused to elaborate. He also would not talk about whether he'd been drinking the night of the assault or whether he had abused her before.

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Brown said he took full responsibility for the beating, blaming his age and difficulty controlling anger.

When asked how he felt about the assault six months after it happened, he had trouble putting his feelings into words.

"I look at it now, it's just like, wow, like, I can't -- I can't believe that -- that actually happened," he said. "It just really, like, took a toll on me. Like, I was just like, "Wow."

He voiced his frustration at the gossip that has swirled around him, calling bloggers "the immature media."

"I feel like it's high school sometimes, how people just pry themselves on personal business," he said.

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Chris Brown Witnessed Domestic Violence as a Child

The topic of domestic violence brought tears to Hawkins' eyes since she herself was a victim of abuse at the hands of an ex-husband.

Brown admitted hearing the sounds of violence as a child and being "scared to go to bed" some nights.

But his mother quickly said that being a witness to abuse doesn't necessarily make you an abuser.

" I don't believe that just because someone was abused that -- and someone saw it, they're going to actually be an abuser," she said. "It can happen, but I can't say that for sure for every case. This is not the case. "

Brown's entire interview didn't come out without some commotion of its own. Monday, CNN released a brief clip of his conversation with King in which Brown says he "doesn't remember" beating Rihanna and "never fell out of love with her."

Incensed, Brown told People magazine in a lengthy statement that he "misspoke" during the 30-second clip and that he was asked "something like 4 or 5 times" about the altercation with Rihanna during an hourlong interview.

"Of course I remember what happened," Brown said in a statement to the magazine Monday. "But it was and still is a blur."

Brown's revelations come on the heels of his August 25 sentencing, in which Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg ordered Brown to five years of probation, a year of domestic violence counseling and six months of community labor. He will serve his sentence in his home state of Virginia.

Schnegg also ordered Brown to stay 100 yards away from his former girlfriend for the next five years, unless they are attending music industry events.

"It's kind of hard, definitely, because her being my friend for so long and us being -- being that close of a friend, it's kind of like, wow, like, not being able to see or talk to that person is kind of -- kind of difficult," he said. "It's also hard, because we're both in the same industry. We go to the same events."

His attorney joked that the two of them need GPS chips into the two of them to figure out where the other one is at all times.

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