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September 3rd, 2009
11:00 AM ET

Chris Brown on Larry King Live

Did you watch the interview last night on Larry King? If not, read the transcript and watch portions on

Chris Brown said he hasn't talked with Rihanna in several months, and still loves her. His mother told Larry that her son has never been violent person.

What do you think? Leave your comments below.

Filed under: Tony Harris
soundoff (99 Responses)
  1. Dale Castle

    I have seen his performance on Larry King, and think he needs to grow up! He had no real idea of what he did wrong, if that interview is any indication, and should get some anger management help quickly so this won't happen again. Evidently any help he has had to date hasn't helped,

    September 3, 2009 at 11:18 am |
  2. Joshua Grady

    Chris Brown sounds like a person who's sorry he lost his endorsements and career. He wants it back and will say anything to sound remorseful to get it back.

    September 3, 2009 at 11:47 am |
  3. Michele

    He and his mom need to be more truthful and open and honest about his issues. I don't feel like I got the whole story. That is his rare chance to reform.....

    September 3, 2009 at 11:47 am |
  4. Kourtney W.

    he personal disgust me.
    he created a monster within him.

    who would do that?!

    September 3, 2009 at 11:48 am |
  5. jane wilson

    He hasn't a clue. He needs anger management and drug and alcohol counseling. He has been raised in a culture that accepts this violent behavior. He will strike again if not treated. His "apology" is laughable – had he said he was "in a blackout" "drunk" "high as a kite" it would have made a bit of sense. Get him off the airwaves!

    September 3, 2009 at 11:48 am |
  6. Robert

    No offense. All that did was show that you can have money and get out of beating up a female and get away with it. Great message to send to our youth!!!

    September 3, 2009 at 11:49 am |
  7. John

    This is not about black, yellow or white. This is about how much monye you have in your checking account. He bought his way out taking responsiblity. He regrets what happend? He regrets he got caught and that his career is now in the toilet. If he owned up and took repsonsibility with Larry; acknowledging the other two incidences where he assualted her, I wouuld have more respect for him. Instead he skated around it with his lawyer as the mouth peace. He has earned this was not given to him.

    September 3, 2009 at 11:49 am |
  8. Dave

    No excuses. Does that mean if someone robs a bank and he doesn't remember doing it... it's ok... he doesn't remember doing it.
    Silly... he should pay for what he did.

    September 3, 2009 at 11:49 am |
  9. alex

    Cris Brown looked like he was lying. He was in complete me mode, and not really sorry. He seemed sorry for his career, and not sory for what he had done.
    If he got counsling and went to anger management, I knowwith the loss, he would be fine. However, he looked down, and seemed to grit his teeth angrily at Larry King when he asked him questions that he was uncomfortable with.
    If Chris brown was truly sorry, and ready to heal, and get help, then Chris Brown would have discussed the fact that he watched his mother beat. This is where he learned that type of behavior.
    Chris you need anger management , and theropy.

    September 3, 2009 at 11:50 am |
  10. Nabeel Ahmed

    Gandhi once said, "“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.” Chris Brown has done an evil that is permanent for Rihanna. It has taken a part of her life that wont ever be the same. What's important for Brown is to maintain the cool and calm he was showing on Larry King for the rest of his life and go above and beyond to make sure he is able to show people the good in him.

    September 3, 2009 at 11:50 am |
  11. Doreen

    Either Chris Brown was on drugs at the time of the attack, or he is lying. Shame on his Mother for supporting his lies. He needs help, and he is not going to get it so long as the people around him do not demand that he get help. This is why we have the problems we do today. In my opinion, he should of been given jail time - that would have woken him up.

    September 3, 2009 at 11:51 am |
  12. Jannie B.

    What's LOVE got to do with it? Both of these "children" should definitely forget about the other and stay away from relationships until they both seek mental rehabilitation and anger management.

    September 3, 2009 at 11:51 am |
  13. Serge

    Well, two things at play here, when you have fame and fortune, then you have a teenager who thinks he has the world in the palm of his hands, this is the result. So, bottom line is, he thought he could get away with it, so he beat her. But I am sure, she too had something to do with it.

    September 3, 2009 at 11:51 am |
  14. Pete Miller

    He really didn't answer any of the questions. He just made it clear that he was sorry. How did he do this with a clear mine. Was he on something,drunk or what because if he did this sober, straight,he could be a danger.

    September 3, 2009 at 11:52 am |
  15. Jannie B.

    The baby blue and the cute little bowtie? Please. I feel the most regret for the parents of these "children."

    September 3, 2009 at 11:52 am |
  16. Susan Bianco

    Isn't that part of the abuser syndrome ?
    They're violent then they're always very remorseful. That's when thier partners usually forgive them. Until it happens again. I hope Chris Brown gets the therapy he needs, and I commend Rhianna on not taking him back. She portrays good self-esteem and self respect that a women can see as a role model.

    September 3, 2009 at 11:53 am |
  17. Kim

    Hi Tony,

    Watching Larry King last night was difficult. It was evident that Chris Brown has no remorse whatsoever. He spoke of the incident with Rihanna as one he was not part of..."an outsider, looking in..." Most disturbing.

    In my opinion it was a pathetic plea, to win the girl back.


    September 3, 2009 at 11:53 am |
  18. JR

    I watched Chris Brown on Larry King. He did not seem to really "get it". I got the feeling he doesn't understand the severity of what he did. I hope he is going to get extensive counseling to understand what he did.

    September 3, 2009 at 11:53 am |
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    September 3, 2009 at 11:54 am |
  20. Ann

    Chris Brown don't know what love is to say he love Rhianna and then abuse her. Oviously she loves the beating because she stayed in the relationship after numerous beatings. It's full time black women stop being the victim and get out of these abuse relationships. I believe that people keep forgeting that Chris Brown still have not grown up yet, I hope he will learn how to treat a woman from counselling because he didn't have a role model when growing up.

    September 3, 2009 at 11:54 am |
  21. Keith D

    The bling in his ears speaks volumes to his incensarity. That and making comments like "I told you I'm sorry" is arrogant. He'll do it again.

    September 3, 2009 at 11:55 am |
  22. Marty

    Chris Brown came across as very insincere, Anyone who knows body language could see that Chris Brown was lying. He is a dangerous
    insecure individual with obvious deep-seated inferiority issues.

    September 3, 2009 at 11:55 am |
  23. Jeff

    Brown seems as genuine as a fox that got caught in the hen house. He claims the media blew his actions out of purportion; but when you look at the picture of what he did to Rihanna's face, how else can you describe a violent psychopath?

    September 3, 2009 at 11:55 am |
  24. Rian

    This interview has done nothing to change my opinion of Chris Brown. All I heard were variations of the same thing over and over. He's sorry.. He's shocked... blah blah blah... It still doesn't seem that he understands or accepts the severity of his actions. He claims that he's never been violent but everyone knows thats not true... He knows that he and Rihanna have had physical altercations before and he needs to admit it and deal with it. That wasn't a freak accident. He has a problem. Im glad he's seeking help though... (probably not by choice) but at least he's getting help none the less

    September 3, 2009 at 11:57 am |
  25. Jannie B.

    Chris Brown should know that African American men are ALWAYS the target. He should know better. He should learn from his "mistake" as he so many times called the incident. He will think first in the future...hopefully...

    September 3, 2009 at 11:57 am |
  26. Art

    Chris Brown did a terrible thing, Period.
    I think now he is getting bad advise by his lawyer.
    There is NO WAY he can come out looking good by going on Larry King Live. He can only look worse than before, because he has to explain why he did it. He did it because he is treated like royalty because he's a celebrity, and thinks he is free to do anything; accountable to no one. Obviously, he can't use that explanation, so he's left to look like an idiot.
    He has to start and stay with professonal counseling to change. I hope he will overcome this and move on.

    September 3, 2009 at 11:58 am |
  27. Scott Morrison

    I don't think CB is the least bit remorseful or sorry. TV/YouTube appearances were probably suggested by his publicist. He's suffering through them, he really doesn't care. He is going to abuse someone else. Shame on any media firm who gives him any attention.

    September 3, 2009 at 11:58 am |
  28. Frank Flanagan

    I think Chris Brown is a fake (he face spoke a thousand words); a punk; a spoiled rich rapper who has an “innate” violent streak. Not all kids who grow up in the ghetto, or poor, or who have abusive parents kick the crap out of their girlfriends, and threaten to kill them. Why does he not also admit to being a druggy, and drunk, and drunk driver? What a horrible role model for Black kids, and all kids. My daughters, ages thirteen and fifteen, really think he is a a loser. But they have also to me that many kids, especially girls, think it was “OK”-the beat down, as though rappers can use violence with impunity because it is somehow a “ghotto” way of rolling, living life, and that’s just the way it is the Black community. The Black community was slow to respond to this situation; many are too old to remember the beat downs Tina Turner used to get from Ike. Ya- I know The Man is still oppressing Black folks, but to turn and beat up the one you love…Chris, you need to seek professional help and truly apologize for being a lousy role model for American kids, and loving relationships. Stop blaming your parents and the community for you violent ways. You are guilty of being a nasty human being, yet you are still young, and you can rebuild yourself. But stop dressing like a choir boy and stand up like a man: take personal responsibility for what you did. Interesting: it was only after he was cornered by The Law and Public Opinion that he the “right” thing. After OJ, Michel Jackson, and the Returned Dog Killing Football Star, the last thing the Black community needs is another violent role model. Chris, if you ever come to Puerto Rico for a concert, I will be there protesting. Maybe I can get some decent young folks, like one of my girls, to join me.

    September 3, 2009 at 11:59 am |
  29. Joshua

    This is so one-sided. All the focus is on Brown just because he is a man. There isn't any excuse for what happened, but what role did Rihanna play? Did she hit him first? Everyone thinks that Brown just wailed on her like some hungry animal, but that can't be it. There was something, which I insist wasn't worth what he did, that Rihanna did that provoked such violence from a previously non-violent person.

    September 3, 2009 at 11:59 am |
  30. Jimmy Golden

    I feel that chris and rihanna may have been through alot but wat chris did was to the extreme i mean women arent the only ones that go through relationship abuse men go through it as well. IT DOESNT MATTER becuz its still wrong i mean me im not a huge chris brown fan but i like his music and yes i have lost a whole lot of respect but u also have to realize that although chris may not be a violent person at all he still violated rihanna in an agressive manner there is no excuse of why he hit her its that fact that he did it. i kno what its like to be in an abusive relationship. But, no matter who was wrong and who was right the fact that he put his hands on another women celebrity or not its still wrong. he still put his hands on a female. but its not about whether he hit another female or a another male in gay relationships its the same problem. But then u ask why women dont say anything when they are being abused the real reason is becuz not only are they scared but they dont want to make things worse between the person that they are with becuz in most cases if they want to tell they say that they cant becuz either their lives have been threatened or the lives of their loved oes have been threaten and they dont wanna jeapordize that.

    September 3, 2009 at 11:59 am |
  31. A.S Herman

    Chris Brown is an angry little man. He is an manipulative liar and deserves to spend “real” time in jail where his kind belongs (abusers). He also deserves to be beaten and chewed up just like he did Rihanna.

    The way this case is/was handled leaves many a teenager believing it’s alright to flip out and perpetrate violence (especially towards women) with little or minute consequence. What a shame of an example of injustice.

    I only wish I were a friend or family of Rihanna’s so that I would of had a chance to show him how it feels to be beaten relentlessly by pounding his little fat head in…

    September 3, 2009 at 12:02 pm |
  32. Mikki

    I'm afraid that Mr. Brown does not realize the consequences of his actions and seems to be in denial. He's making excuses for his behavior and there is NO excuse for abuse. Period.

    September 3, 2009 at 12:07 pm |
  33. Chare' R. O'gwin

    I think that all this pressure that they are putting on him needs to stop. All that matters is that he said he was sorry and if they don't believehim then ohh well. Its over now he hit her and thats that. I honestly don't think that it is fair for him to get all the pressure on him cause i've read in the magnizes that she verbally abuse him and she would sometimes hit him, I just think he got tired of it and reacted back. So i think you should talk to her about what kind of abuse she gave him. It shouldn't matter because she is a woman. She is the woman who started and he had to end it.

    September 3, 2009 at 12:08 pm |
  34. janice jenner

    Give me a break!this loser should be banned from the music world til he stops lying.he sais"this is not who i am".well who is it Chris?The guy next door?he refuses to say what happened in that car.he also says he doesn't remember & i don't remember if i put my shes on today.also no eye contact & mommy isn't going to help you here.

    September 3, 2009 at 12:09 pm |
  35. Lorraine

    I think Chiris Brown still need help in anger management and some more time to realize the harm he caused his VICTIME. Should not be an easy way out of this one, or it will all die down and he's right back at it again when there's another problem.
    Also, I do want to comment on the report that follow his story on Tony's show about abuse black women. Why is this a black problem, it's a problem with women PERIOD. Abuse is abuse, not just a racial problem. Seeing that blacks are out numbered by the whites in this country, I find it hard to believe that the number of black women being abuse is higher than whites. It may be that white women don't report it as much. Nevertheless abuse for women is just that, ABUSE. Next time report on abuse for all women so they can all find a way out of the situation.

    September 3, 2009 at 12:12 pm |
  36. Nino

    Nice act, poor young man. It's odd that young successful woman like Rihanna would take an abuse from a man and forgive. Why do women do that ?!

    September 3, 2009 at 12:12 pm |
  37. gordon

    i watched Larry king as i always do last night with chris brown.i thought chris should had left his lawyer at home,it made him look unsympathetic all words said should have been his me he avoided all the important questions people wanted to know,and he also seemed like he was dogging the responsibility by saying he didn't remember what he did,i think he is lair,i think he remembers everything.

    September 3, 2009 at 12:16 pm |
  38. Paris Brown

    I think what
    he did was wrong
    but he had the courage
    to admit his mistake
    and say i deserve to be held
    against what i did we love him as a artist
    we support him thru any and everything
    and people who say he needs to be punished more
    o thinkk you should give him a chance to maintain his rep
    and be a better person because we all know chris is very sweet and loving nobodys perfect
    you taught us young people a lot know you have taught us how to addmit are mistakes and work past them and also learn from them
    L O V E Y E w Chris!!#

    September 3, 2009 at 12:25 pm |
  39. Nat

    It's a sad situation. It may be helpful for all 3 talk to professionals. It seems like they are in denial. I hope that Chris isn't just trying to save his image/career.

    September 3, 2009 at 12:30 pm |
  40. Robert Lake,MI

    Cb is a thug, acts like a thug, talks like a thug, CB is a thug! Hell never change, he`ll say whatever he has to to get beyond this! Rhianna should dump this guy!

    September 3, 2009 at 12:37 pm |
  41. Gordon Peters

    The behavior of Chris Brown is primitive and unacceptable in our society, we have evolved behind this and Chris needs change his life and make the changes needed to be a part of civilized society.

    September 3, 2009 at 12:37 pm |
  42. Robert Lake,MI

    Unfortunately CB grew up in a culture of violence especially against women! If all you`ve been taught was how to act like a thug then chances are you`re going to be a thug! Black men have treated women badly forever and until they change their way of thinking this trend will only continue!

    September 3, 2009 at 12:40 pm |
  43. Catherine

    I want to Believe that Chris Brown feels remorse for his violent act and that the punishment given by the court suits the crime. The lingering thought is, if given the opportunity to face Rihana, would he show restraint if she were to express dissatisfaction with the courts decision for community service?

    September 3, 2009 at 12:46 pm |
  44. Jannie B.

    Larry King thinks that Chris looks calm and nice. The sea of super baby blue was a nice color. We saw a facade of calm, but beneath the surface, I would bet is a total storm. Rehab! Help!

    September 3, 2009 at 12:50 pm |
  45. Jim Cole

    This is very simple. Aside from the fact that this kid is acting as all abuser do (hit & apolgize – repeat until you eventually kill someone), there is a line a person crosses with regard to physical violence and abuse. I cannot fathom striking anyone in an offensive posture. Anyone who can, has their wiring crossed. If they are capable of it – they will do it again. GUARANTEED!
    He should have got jail time and help. Community service does nothing for that illness.

    September 3, 2009 at 12:52 pm |
  46. brandont

    I've got a question, who really cares? Out of all the things for the media to spend energy on, we get this superfluous coverage of Chris Brown. Larry King's spineless interviewing didn't help much either.

    September 3, 2009 at 12:53 pm |
  47. polo

    everyone needs to stop with all of the bad comments about brown. lets not forget that rianna had a hand in the events leading up to the fight. do you really think that an icon like brown would put his carreer on the line like that. America get real he did what he did and now its over. did anyone ask her what she did in the car to provoke him to react in that way? stop talking about it i bet half of the people saying he was wrong and all this other mess are sitting beating yall wives too

    September 3, 2009 at 12:54 pm |
  48. Jannie B.

    Oh, and what happened to his MEMORY? "Young, 20, young, young," as he stated over and over. The memory of what he did is already gone? Interesting...
    (Not a hater, just disappointed and tired of the same old song–second verse...Just keepin' it real, not hatin'...)

    September 3, 2009 at 12:55 pm |
  49. Betty

    What about the claims that she hit him first? If I hit someone, man or woman, I expect to get hit back. If she really did attack him also than why did she not get charged as well? I think people should stop attacking him over this, he confessed and accepted the punishment. If you don't like him or think it's enough than stop talking about him, don't buy his music. No publicity will kill someone faster than negative publicity.

    September 3, 2009 at 12:56 pm |
  50. Scott Stodden

    Tony I honestly believe that Chris Brown is not only sorry for what he did to Rihanna but he's also devasted and embarrassed over what happened and that he fears that his career hasn't tanked. However, as much as I believe he's sorry and blah, blah, blah I feel he got off easy with a slap on the hand. I know if I were charged with a felony of assault and battery I would be sitting in prison or jail why? Because Im not famous and dont have the Chris Brown salery. Chris I love you as an artist and everything about you but if your not going to tell your fans who were watching what actually happened and why it happened then why do any interviews. Its never ok to put your hands on anyone and if you do what Chris Brown did to Rihanna you should sit in jail or prison and do time no matter if your famous and got money or wheater your just a regular common working American. Where is the justice, lets all boycott for Chris Brown to have to do time in jail/prison for what he did. I was arrested for driving with a suspended license and possession of marijuana what are you serious? 5yrs probabtion Tony for a felony assault and battery where's the justice.

    Scott Stodden (Freeport,IL)

    September 3, 2009 at 12:57 pm |
  51. RB

    I feel bad for Chris Brown. He needs to go away and lay low. The Larry King interview only showed how inarticulate he is at this stage of his life. Let's not forget he is only 20 or 21. I am sure he meant to attempt to express himself sincerely, but it simply did not come across that way.

    September 3, 2009 at 12:59 pm |
  52. Ted

    I am looking at your report on domestic violence and thought you might want to talk with a Judge who sits on the Domestic Violence Bench.

    Detroit is only one of three (I think) cities that has a full time domestic violence bench.

    Ruth Carter is the presiding judge. She is the original judge and only judge to sit on this bench that was created about 4 years ago. She works closely with the Detroit Police dept and has been able to obtain numerous grants for the police department to educate women in and fight domestic violence.

    She is a Howard University and Dillard University grad who can add another point of view on this subject.

    Kevin Williams, Esq.

    Her direct line

    Rhianna's face looked severely beaten and that makes me think he was very enraged. So I hope the counseling he's receiving helps him to change. But you have to ask what made him break.

    Girls can push and don't know when to stop. I'm not trying to defend him or make an excuse for him but did she push to trigger him. Once you get to that point he can recognize his shortcoming. And maybe she can learn something about her interactions also.

    September 3, 2009 at 1:00 pm |
  53. Jannie B.

    Wake up little boy! So, is everyone who disagrees with his actions, and not a "natural fan" (whatever that is...) deemed a "hater?" No hater here, just a normal parent...sick of the same old routine from so-called "role models." Don't worry about being a role model, be an honest, law-abiding citizen. That would be more than enough.

    September 3, 2009 at 1:01 pm |
  54. theo j

    rhiana is a fireball,Chris is a firecracker.and he got the best of here this time.thats all.Chris will be fine HATERS! he should never beat her up,just left her there to scream and fight here self.Everyone is waiting on Chris to get into detail,but what they really want is for him to say is "MAN SHE WAS KICKING MY ASS AND I GOT TIRED OF IT"..Dont give them what they want Chris keep it on the low nobodt has to know.

    September 3, 2009 at 1:01 pm |
  55. Minnie Estelle Miller

    Tony, I'm late because I couldn't find you!
    Chris Brown needs professional, mental help. He needs to stop listening to his agent, who by the way dressed up the guy in a sweater and bowtie. Was that his mother sitting beside him during the interview with King? Come on! Beating a woman is cowardly and sick. I have no patience with abusive people, men or women.

    BTY, you are one of my favs along with Don Lemon.

    September 3, 2009 at 1:06 pm |
  56. Amber

    How sad – he never really took responsibility for HIS actions in the interview. I don't feel like it was sincere...came across as a publicity effort. Man up – – –

    September 3, 2009 at 1:12 pm |
  57. Nino Fisher

    What a shame, CB is out there making all the money. Isn't he supose to be a role model for his young fans. What a reap off.

    September 3, 2009 at 1:14 pm |
  58. kelly

    I think anyone who can not forgive him for this situation cannot call themselves human. making mistakes is a part of life, we've all done things that we wish we could take back. Chris Brown has apologized to the public, his fans, his family, and rihanna. He can only offer that and the promise to change. If he commits another act like this or worst, then he deserves to not be forgiven and to be called a liar. There are celebrities and people of higher status that have committed far worst acts then this and the public has brush it under the rug. This is no worst then when celebrities check into rehab or crash while driving drunk, those are your childrens role model as well, so if they can be forgiven and paid millions of dollars afterwards to perform in film which your children watch, why cant he?

    If you are perfect, which I doubt, then this message does not apply to you. The public needs review past publicized events in the celebrity world. I DO NOT AGREE WITH HIS ACTION IN ANY WAY AT ALL, but I am not perfect or god so I have no room to judge and neither does the public. If rihanna, the victim, can forgive so should we the public.

    September 3, 2009 at 1:20 pm |
  59. Donald

    I must first say that Chris's mother made the most correct statement during the interview. When she stated that, not because a person experienced violence that he or she has to behave violently inreturn. It is time that we start teaching people to take responsibility and to exercise self control at all times. To say whether or not he is sincere is not for us to say because I cannot read his mind and there have been many people who said they were sorry and repeat their behaviour while there are many who never repeat their action(s). Only the life time of a person will tell if they learned from past action((s). From experience, I was never a violent person growing up. My mother or father have never got a complaint that I was a violent person. My teachers commended me for being a model student which I was. However I did commit domestic violence. On the other hand, my brother who was always in fight with both male male and female students while in school where on many occasions I had ended up being the peace maker and even got my skull cut once with a stone by a girl who was fighting with my brother, is now one of the most decent gentlemen you can find. I also looked back with lot of regret and just cannot understand how I could behave the way I had behaved. Some days I still have difficulty coming to grips with my action because I was never a violent person growing up. I do remember most of my actions but to put my finger on it and say this is why I behaved the way I did, honest to God I cannot. All I knew is that I felt like I was some one else that was not me and had just wanted to die but would still be there. Knowing that you have caused someone whom you say you love that kind of pain, knowing that the person felt betrayed by it and is hurt is the worst part. It was not about how I look to others but rather how could I have hurt this person. Even if the person was a mean cheating person, no adult have a right to beat on their spouse. That is something that every man or woman who have committed such act(s) of violence will have to live with for the rest of his or life. There is a no escaping it. People can and do change. I am a change man and yes I still love my wife. Nothing will change my former action, all I have to do is behave like the husband that God requires me to be to my wife. All we can do is pray for Chris, Rhiana and their respective.

    September 3, 2009 at 1:26 pm |
  60. theo j

    I think Chris doesnt want to get into detail,because he already took responsibility for what happened so why throw Rhianna under the bus by telling it all.Get over it you'll never know what really happenned.

    September 3, 2009 at 1:26 pm |
  61. shougn

    ok one knows whats in chris brown heart..i am not making excuses for his behaviour and if he is getting help i say hearts out to him, but please ppl dont be painting a pretty pic of rhianna like she is a saint..the law on women side so she got it, but he wont just beat her up just like that she could have raised her hands on him also..i have been seeing a situation for years where women beat men and after they know law on their side they get away with it..SO WHILE YOU ALL LARSHING AT CHRIS I SAY LOOK AT MISS GOODY 2 SHOES...I HAVE SEEN AND HEARD ABOUT HER AND SHE IS VERY BOSSYY

    September 3, 2009 at 1:27 pm |
  62. A.S Herman


    Chris Brown and Michael Vick are both the same type of monster.

    Un-remorseful, insincere, manipulative, and conniving. His career as far as I'm concerned is OVER. No one should give him the time of day to come back from this-EVER.

    His celebrity status should be flushed down the toilet along with the hogwash that comes out of his mouth. All he cares about now is saving his lifestyle and buying his way out of trouble, or more like lying his way out of it.
    SHAME on Joyce Hawkins for supporting a WOMAN BEATER, especially one she helped create, I wouldn't be surprised if he put his hands on his own mother either...make him pay the real cost of justice, not a slap on the wrist with a laughable sentence-

    September 3, 2009 at 1:34 pm |
  63. gbandit

    This was the biggest waste of 60 minutes that I've experienced. Why did he give an interview if he had nothing to say? He is totally in denial and will definitely be abusive again if he doesn't get some serious help. He's so out of touch that perhaps even a therapist can't help him.

    September 3, 2009 at 1:41 pm |
  64. Adam

    It is blatantly obvious he is still in denial and not telling the truth to the public. He needs to learn from the magnitude of what he did and man up in every way. This CLEARLY hasn't happened. His mom is also CLEARLY perpetuating it. The public will forgive if they get rid of the denial and MAN UP to the FULL extent of this sickness. Trying to protect what he has left is totally the wrong way to go about it. Give it all up to the Lord, be humble and let him deal with it. Things get easier that way.

    September 3, 2009 at 1:43 pm |
  65. Lenny

    I don't support any form of abuse. ANY. I think Chris Brown should have talked about the circumstances that led to his physical abuse of Rihanna. My gut feeling is she may have said something that struck a raw nerve. Like I said, I don't support any form of abuse. But females should understand that some of the things they say constitutes psychological abuse to a man. If you suspect a man of cheating on you, dump him. If he is too demanding for sex, walk away. Don't be abusive because men cannot match women in the war of words and invariably resort to violence to get even.

    To men, if you have a woman that has a foul mouth, WALK. Don't try to engage her in a verbal encounter. You could lose your composure and end up in jail. That's my two cents on this issue.

    September 3, 2009 at 1:59 pm |
  66. A.S Herman

    THE FACT: regardless of what Rihanna said or did. NOTHING gave him the right to chew on her face like a snickers and treat her like a speed bag.
    Whether she DID give him an STD (herpes) or not. Even if she was bossy or even smacked him around every now and then. ALL of that does not matter. He used EXTREME violence and threatened her life- he's got to pay. Simple.

    If this was an issue with an average couple (non-celebs) in a similar situation- the guy would undoubtedly be jailed immediately no questions asked (the pics speak for themselves). But, when it comes to the rich and/or famous it becomes a double-standard and they use that celebrity to it's utmost advantage. Remember O.J Simpson anybody?
    Make Chris Brown disappear.

    September 3, 2009 at 2:22 pm |

    i couldn't watch the interview and had to go watch it on youtube after reading the comments. But before i say anything, i emphatically want to say that i condemn violence in all it's entirety, and CB should have known that as a celebrity, the satellite is always on him. if i get to half his popularity, even the air i breathe out should be scrutinized before i let it out, you know.
    but before you all out there kill him with your castigation, i want to challenge you to respond the same way to other violence. people die everyday here from gun violence but i don't see any outrage to control guns. women, you see your men taken down day in day out in gun violence. but then we say, it's my right to bear arm and defend myself. when are we going to start thinking logically.
    he apologized over and over. who among us out here thinks he/she hasn't done any wrong of that magnitude before without even tendering any apology. he's 20 year old, for goodness sake, managing a large career as his and Rihanna with that young head. he'll learn as he grows but y'all should leave him alone.

    September 3, 2009 at 2:26 pm |
  68. Carroll

    Excuse ME! They got into a fight while Chris was driving. That tells me that something when on between the TWO. And it seems that Rihanna started something in the car. This is a simple fight between the two. Shure it got heated. Maybe something was thrown at Chris while driving, and he had to stop and pull over. The question is what did Rihanna do to start the fight in the car while it's rolling on that day? To say that Chris Brown is at fault alone is CRAZY... I don't think so! For media and people to say so is just wrong period. It takes two to start a fight. To get physical is something else and someone started it about what??? Who did what? My guess is that Rihahha started something in the car. Maybe she threw something or took something from Cris, and would not give it back? Words were said between the two in the car. Maybe a phone, not hers she would not give back. And there were issues about that call, number or name on the line?

    And Rihanna had issues in her mind, that maybe something could be happening with someone she's aware of toward Chris Brown, her Man... ???

    So, media and people with wild ideas should just look at the big picture. Chris Brown is charged and has to pay for it alone. Maybe the two of them could talk and work things out in private. Chris Brown is NOT what people are saying he is. He made a mistake, but didn't start it. Chris Brown is a very nice young man period.

    September 3, 2009 at 2:40 pm |
  69. Queen I

    What's up the infant baby blue color &bow tie,and he can't remember what he did!! Chris Brown took no responsibility for his actions, just like an infant. His pleas for forgiveness were to the public to redeem his image & career. As a former fan, I am really disappointed about his less than forthright "remorse"

    September 3, 2009 at 2:41 pm |
  70. Nutzley

    I think maybe Chris' mom should have smacked HIM up side the head, then maybe he would have had something real to say!

    September 3, 2009 at 3:11 pm |
  71. Alex

    I believe that the entire interview was an absolute disaster. You would expect Chris Brown to appear sincerely apologetic and concerned not only about his reputation, career and failed relationship, but the overall message that his actions and the subsequent “slap on the wrist” sentencing sends to the community in general. Instead, he appeared smug and completely insincere as he calmly sat there and blamed his actions on the fact that “no one taught him how to be in a relationship… they were both too young.” I believe that there is absolutely no excuse or justification for what he did. He deserves a much more severe penalty and should humble himself.

    September 3, 2009 at 3:33 pm |
  72. Leslie

    I think that this is another case where many American citizens watch the news, listen to what is being said and then cast judgement based on a news broadcaster and comments from other citizens. I do not know Chris Brown, what he believes in his heart, whether his comments on Larry King were sincere or not.

    How many of those protesting Health Care Reform have actually read the document before Congress at this time? Go to and you can find all this info.

    How many people have talked personally with Chris Brown? We all have our prejudices.

    September 3, 2009 at 3:42 pm |
  73. eric

    Chris who? Or maybe I should say... Chris who cares???
    Never heard of this guy till he beat the crap out of some girl I also never heard of. So once again I ask... Chris who and who cares???

    September 3, 2009 at 3:55 pm |
  74. Amanda

    I think Chris, Rihanna and God are the only three who truly know what went down that night. I'ts not mine or anyone else's place to Judge Chris or Rihanna for that matter....I've been in an abusive relationship and know that I didnt start the beatings but then on the same token...i cant sit here and say that Chris started this fight either....I wasn't there and neither was anyone else that is forcing their opinions on the matter....He has apologized to the world and his family and all we can do is sit back and accept and take him at his word... and hope that he never makes the same mistakes again...hopefully he has truly learned from this one......give him the benefit of the doubt and time will soon tell!

    September 3, 2009 at 4:01 pm |
  75. Mr NYC

    Chris brown isn't remorseful for what he has done to any of us.
    Rihanna his fans or the many young men and women who looked up
    to him. The interview with Larry King was nothing other than another performance for him.

    September 3, 2009 at 7:29 pm |
  76. Laura

    Physical abuse in any form is never acceptable. There are thousands of semi-talented singers out there to replace Chris Brown. Unless he starts zealously campaigning against violence, I never want to see his face again and wish his career a quick death; it will be painless.

    September 4, 2009 at 3:44 am |
  77. gaby

    He reminds me of my ex, that exact same attitude. Immature and stupid and they still believe they did nothing wrong. BS people like him should be put in jail! That would teach him to never lay another hand on anyone! I'm so glad his sales wont ever be the same, he might not have gotten any jail time, but he wont have to worry about making what ever it is he calls the crap he makes. It's not music thats for sure!

    I seriously can't stand him..

    September 4, 2009 at 5:44 am |
  78. ronvan

    A total failure for both. NO man is a man that beats a woman, just a little punk! But it is nothing more than the $$$$$. How many great & talented stars have we lost once they got the $$$$. To bad the courts cannot mandate that these two have to stay away from each other until they BOTH have gotten counselling. Both are young and just screwing up their lives and future.

    September 4, 2009 at 8:00 am |
  79. Barb from Hazel Crest, IL

    I think it is ridicules. The president of the United States is not going to brainwash your child. However, the parents that want to keep their children from experiences other ideas and ideology is brainwashing their own kids. That is one reason the United States is falling behind in education. The rest of the world is not as limited and is developing faster and more efficiently than the United States in education and health care we need to get on the ball and stop trying to keep each other down.

    September 4, 2009 at 11:21 am |
  80. Evelyn Peck

    Regarding Pres. Obama's address to school children, he is speaking to them as PRESIDENT, not as a DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE. Why is it that whenver someone from the other party speaks, it's POLITICAL. But when someone from your own party speaks, it's THE TRUTH. This country has become much too politicized for our own good.

    September 4, 2009 at 11:32 am |
  81. Carolyn Moon

    That little girl who was going to stay home was just looking for an excuse. She's going to be pregnant by the end of the year any way.
    I was a teacher and I know how little the kids listen to the President or anybody, especially little Miss Stay-At-Home.

    September 4, 2009 at 11:49 am |
  82. Brenda

    Wow everyone writing is so good and right on. I, too, didn't really feel Mr. Brown seemed remorseful on Larry King. I thought he had been well scripted and said what he was supposed to say. I don't really know Mr. Brown, if he doesn't remember then is that a copout? Was he so infuriated he didn't remember or on drugs or drunk and doesn't remember? How do you not remember beating a woman like that?
    Thank God is wasn't worse and no one was killed. They got into a rather spicey argument and lead to this crazy behavior. Hope they remain apart and get the help they both need.

    September 4, 2009 at 12:01 pm |
  83. E Mazza

    The constant ridicules attacks on President Obama are just the disgruntled Republicans who lost control of their power. They will do anything no matter how ridicules it may be to bring him down. Remember Bill Clinton?

    September 4, 2009 at 3:44 pm |
  84. Donald in CA

    What a pitiful performance on Larry. Even youth is no excuse. I have less respect for Chris then i did before, which was none. He should be in jail. Men are serving big time for the same offense. Where are the women groups?

    September 5, 2009 at 5:18 am |
  85. Bern Houston

    The Public School Systems all over the US need reform.
    I am a retired teacher from Texa of 22 years in High School Education.
    The President of the US should be repected and ackowledged, no matter what!!!!
    President Obama, has far exceeded his education, and is a brilliant educated person. For the school districts to try to decide if the school speech should be watched or not is rediculous.
    It should be mandatory to watch. Kids in school, need total guidance in motivation, encouragement, and focus. Education is power.
    Students need to learn that our President, is to be repected, and what he had to say is important. To challenge students is absolutely necessary, and parents of all people, need to encourage their children to listen to our President.
    What is this USA of ours coming too!!!!!!

    September 7, 2009 at 12:25 pm |
  86. Ryan

    You beat a woman,'re a violent person. If Chris Brown was a poor man from the ghetto...he'd be in jail right now. But, thanks to his financial well being, he can get off easily and pretend to be sorry while the cameras are rolling. This man is a role model for today's youth, yet we can't let the President speak to school children. I come!

    September 7, 2009 at 1:50 pm |
  87. Mercy G

    Hi Tony

    I think people just need to get off Chris Brown's case, they only thing that came on the news was what Chris did they didnt say anything about what Rihanna did to get him angry to the piont where he put his hands on her. I LOVE CHRIS AND I LOVE RIHANNA but i dont have anything against Chris not that im saying i agree with him putting his hands on a female but until the news and people in holywood or Rihanna say what she did to him to make him so angry to put his hands on her i will say anything bad about Chris or Rihanna it just that simple. To those people who keep on saying Chris did this, Chris did that they need to just get a life and understand that every story has two sides and we cant start judging by hearing only one part of the story.

    September 7, 2009 at 5:10 pm |
  88. Beverly robinson

    I am 100% sure that Chris Brown did not walk up too Rhianna and just start beating the heck out of her, give me a break.

    He is not the animal that people are trying to make him out to be. What he did was absolutely 100% wrong, he's paying for it. Why can't people just leave him alone.

    I believe his mother when she said that he had never been violent before. Some times thing just happen people react without thinking it does happen.

    If I could talk too Chris personally I would tell him to hold his head up and to keep going. All of the negativity will go away and your career will continue to thrive.

    September 7, 2009 at 9:13 pm |
  89. Beverly robinson

    I am 100% sure that Chris Brown did not walk up too Rhianna and just start beating the heck out of her, give me a break.

    He is not the animal that people are trying to make him out to be. What he did was absolutely 100% wrong, he's paying for it. Why can't people just leave him alone.

    I believe his mother when she said that he had never been violent before. Some times thing just happen people react without thinking it. All of the negativity will go away and your career will continue to thrive.

    September 7, 2009 at 9:15 pm |
  90. A Wickham

    Chris Brown cuts a mildly tragic figure, caught in a cycle of violence growing up, taking his vicious internal anger out on another human being, there is a trace of the sociopathic, remorselss cover-up, however ... however... one thing is not even mentioned in all this feedback, he is up there, in public, apologising, how many women beaters do that? I pray for his sake and for the sake of any other women he may have the good fortune to become intimate with after this episode, that he develops true maturity and wisdom from this experience, which he may well do, if he is receiving therapy. His life is not over yet, he may well grow to be that 'better man' he so painfully speaks of. The role model he craved no doubt. This may be his Karma, to grow into someone truly remarkable. Or it may not. Time will tell. Male violence towards women and children is unnacceptable. It is destroying our planet. I am glad he is up there, showing his face, for what it is worth. My prayers are with him.

    September 8, 2009 at 9:13 am |
  91. A Wickham

    Chris Brown cuts a mildly tragic figure, caught in a cycle of violence growing up, taking his vicious internal anger out on another human being, there is a trace of the sociopathic, remorselss cover-up, however … however… one thing is not even mentioned in all this feedback, he is up there, in public, apologising, how many women beaters do that? I pray for his sake and for the sake of any other women he may have the good fortune to become intimate with after this episode, that he develops true maturity and wisdom from this experience, which he may well do, if he is receiving therapy. His life is not over yet, he may well grow to be that ‘better man’ he so painfully speaks of. The role model he craved no doubt. This may be his Karma, to grow into someone truly remarkable. Or it may not. Time will tell. Male violence towards women and children is unnacceptable. It is destroying our planet. I am glad he is up there, showing his face, for what it is worth. My prayers are with him.

    September 8, 2009 at 9:18 am |
  92. Dorothy McDonald

    If you wonder if the President had any affect on the kids, check the faces of the kids he was speaking to, they were pumped that he was there. The big losers here are the kids that were not able to hear and see the message. Grandparent

    September 8, 2009 at 12:27 pm |
  93. Peggy

    Kudos to the President! He did a great job talking to the youth of our nation. I don't see what all the hulabaloo was about. Why shouldn't he talk to the youth of the nation and stress the importance of education and self esteem?

    I thought he was great!

    September 8, 2009 at 12:31 pm |
  94. Teresa Amezcua

    im like 100% sure that its not chris brown fault that he hhit rihanna because he is not a violant person he didnt mean to hit rihanna it was an accident. so please let chris brown go. if theres no chris brown on the radio im never going to here music ever again.

    September 8, 2009 at 12:37 pm |
  95. Grace Grandprey

    President Obana's speech was WONDERFUL!!! I think this is the speech every student should hear EVERY year. I agree that every person has a special TALENT! In school we can be exposed to many different skills & ideas. Our job individually is to find our skill & use our talent to maximize it to become the BEST we can be.
    Grace Grandprey

    September 8, 2009 at 12:39 pm |
  96. Susan Willea

    A speech heard by school students about responsibility, staying in school, working hard, and overcoming hurdles to better oneself by a fellow who stayed in school, worked hard, and overcame hurdles to be come leader of the free world. How very radical!!

    September 8, 2009 at 12:51 pm |
  97. Emma Vanee

    My grandson Dondre Vance says he feels more confident after hearing President Barack Obama speah

    September 8, 2009 at 5:29 pm |
  98. Grace Grandprey

    I believe he needs anger management. I don't think he understands LOVE. He has some growing up before he will be able to have a close relationship.

    September 9, 2009 at 11:10 am |
  99. Pam

    Chris beat a woman. He laid his hands violently on a women. He needs to be ignored, The media needs to turn away from this person and not give him a voice until he has had time (in years) to change the person he is today. You can't do that over night. He needs consequences for what he has done, not a voice to get to Rhianna.

    September 10, 2009 at 12:54 pm |