Chris Brown Speaks Out on Rihanna

R&B Singer apologizes and says he still has 'love for' Rihanna.

ByABC News via logo
December 1, 2009, 11:59 AM

Dec. 3, 2009— -- R&B singer Chris Brown apologized and said he is still hurting inside from the night he assaulted his former girlfriend, Rihanna, nearly 11 months ago.

"I never ever had problems with anger. No, no domestic violence with any of my past girlfriends," Brown said. "I never was that kind of person. ... I look at it, and it's really, like really difficult. It's like, 'How could I be that person?'"

Brown speaks candidly about his relationship with ex-girlfriend Rihanna in an interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts to air on "20/20" Friday, Dec. 4 at 10 p.m. ET.

Although some people have doubted his sincerity, Brown told Roberts he understands the severity of the incident and said he still has "love for" Rihanna.

"I think what it is when people see me smiling and kind of nonchalantly getting answers or, or saying things. It's -- I'm human, really, I'm like really hurting inside," he said. "And it really kind of like is devastating to me."

Brown also reacted to Rihanna's comments from her exclusive interview with ABC New's Diane Sawyer, when the pop star broke her silence about the night Brown beat her.

"He had no -- no soul in his eyes. Just blank. So, at that point, I just didn't know what could happen. ... There was no person when I looked at him. ... It wasn't the same person that says, 'I love you,'" she said in the "20/20" interview.

"I was wrong for what I did," Brown told Roberts. "And I would definitely say that it's not something that I look past or look over. Something that's really, really touchy. And, and like I said, I'm -- I'm really sorry for -- for what went down. And what happened."