Chris Brown Finally Comes Clean About Rihanna Beating on Larry King

Brown: "I Wish I Could Take It All Back."

ByABC News
September 2, 2009, 1:27 PM

Sept. 3, 2009 — -- 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.

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.