Chris Brown heading to '20/20'

ABC has taped an interview Chris Brown for 20/20, according to the AP. GMA anchor Robin Roberts conducted the interview, which is scheduled to air Dec. 11. Yes, Brown does indeed have a new album coming out right around then.

Last week on the Music Mix, we wondered if Chris Brown’s career rehab was working — and the answer seemed to be a tentative yes. I guess it makes sense that 20/20 would be on his image rehab tour, but I wonder if there’s actually anything Brown could do or say that would alter the public perception at this point. Are there really people whose minds could conceivably be changed by an interview?

I seriously doubt it, PopWatchers, but maybe you feel differently: Could a candid interview affect how you feel about Chris Brown — or change how likely you’d be to buy one of his albums?

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  • Matt

    Just my opinion of course, but NO. Rihanna came out the clear winner after her interview. I am slightly curious to hear what he has to say to defend himself, but unfortunately, I can’t imagine WHAT he could say to redeem what he did.

    • SuperTrooper

      I will never support this man or any of his projects ever again. His apologies seem anything but genuine, and instead of righting wrongs he has just been running around trying to save his career. Sorry Chris, but you messed up big time, and your alligator tears won’t fix it.

      • fancypants

        crocodile tears. not alligator.

      • Muffy

        But you still support those other guy and gals, and some have done worse. Hell, most of didn’t even say, “they were sorry”. But I said, “most of you are freakin’ hypocrites.” Chris, please do me a favor. Don’t mess with anymore crazy women. I’m a girl myself, and I know how ruthless some women can be.

      • Muffy

        Typo: Most of ‘em didn’t even say, “they were sorry.”

    • garciajessica

      It’s been a while since this happened and let me tell you that Rihanna didn’t seem to be sincere in her interview at all. Its a shame what happened to her as to those other women that sometime in their lives have been touched by domestic violence Chris as well as Rihanna were both young and hey you learn from your mistakes give him a break women also hit men even though they are weaker however some women do take advantage of that being a woman “weaker sex” however I don’t see that many people making a big deal on that issue women hitting men. so let it go hey he is a great artist!!! his music is great!!!!!!!!!

      • Beauty

        Yes! Rihanna apparently identified with more than just the “Good Girl Gone Bad” persona. Rihanna told Complex magazine:

        “We used to fight and when I say fight, I don’t mean arguments, I mean physically fight. I hit the older one in his face with a glass bottle. My mom was pretty upset.”

  • michka

    I think that people who hate CB are becoming delusional because there’s no way the “pre-Grammy beating” won’t die with the year 2009. Here are the reasons:
    1) This is a man’s world (I’m a woman btw) where well-known woman-beaters like Mike Tyson, Mickey Rourke or Bobby Brown are free to live their life and to show up at entertainment events like the Oscars or even the TCA. People forgot about that.
    2) Chris Brown got Talent: he showed his writing skills (“disturbia”, remember?), he’s a brilliant male performer and his seat is still empty even after 8 months.
    3) 3 million of views of “I can transform ya” on Ytube. In 3 weeks. Internet can replace TV or radio airplay nowadays. And he still have connections in the music business.
    4) Did you people watch the vid? CB is sexier than ever, I mean, the ever ever.
    This is a man’s world, people. Sorry but be strong Riri <3

    • fancypants

      i actually think CB looks almost hideous now, when he used to be quite good-looking before.

    • Fatima

      HEY MISHKA, DO UR RESEARCH B4 U SLANDER MICKEY ROURKE’S NAME BY BY PUTTING IT AMONG THE REAL WOMEN BEATERS!!!HE + CARRIE OTIS MAY HAV HAD A ROCKY RELATIONSHIP BUT HE NEVER EVER BEAT HER!!!AS FOR THE COWARDLY SCUM THAT BEAT WOMEN + CHILDREN…THEY SHOULD ALL B LOCKED UP + C WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE BULLIED! THEY’D ALL B HIDING IN THE CORNER CRYING LIKE THE SISSYS THEY TRULY ARE!

    • Meezy F

      I agree..give the boy a chance..he was young, he messed up, and he feels horrible.

      • Why?

        Why should we give this a**hole a chance. Explain your reasons! Once is enough!! I am happy he’s feeling horrible!

      • Samantha

        I’m sorry, I know this was said in your previous comment, “Don’t mess with anymore crazy women. I’m a girl myself, and I know how ruthless some women can be.”

        …excuse me? you’re insinuating Rihanna is ruthless while defending the man who BEAT HER TO A PULP? are you convinced that the women who are abused by their partners deserve it because “they’re ruthless?” why? is it because you don’t think that could ever happen to you? Because it can. I hope you never have to deal with an abusive relationship for you sake. Examine yourself and examine your ideas about abuse before you make a statement like that.

    • alligator, i mean crocodile tears

      michka, you have some interesting points, but you sound young, uneducated, and ridiculous. who cares how sexy he looks. how “sexy” does he act?

    • Sara

      Ironic his song is “I Can Transform Ya”… sure, transform ya into a bloody pulp.

      • ruscha

        grow up.

      • VT

        Maybe you need to take your own advice and grow up. Part of growing up is learning to deal with reality. The reality of this situation is that he DID beat her to a bloody pulp. I don’t care what she said or did to him right beforehand. I didn’t see any police report talking about him having blood in his mouth or any pictures of him with a bruised, bloody face. Complaining after Rhianna’s interview with Diane Sawyer that the details of the attack should remain private shows that he hasn’t even come close to understanding how truly horrible his actions were. I would argue that both you and Chris need to grow up.

      • Lili

        I don’t care how crazy a girl is, what he did could NEVER be justified.

  • Sean S.

    Until Chris Brown gets “his memory back” and stops playing vague about the situation, I have no interest in him. Only complete responsibility and some counseling will change my mind about his recent behavior (post-incident). Playing dumb (Larry King) or lashing out at others (Oprah) will not help him become a man.

    • LA

      Agree 100%

  • Matt2

    He certainly did himself no favors with that lousy interview on Larry King. I thought he was supposed to be receiving mentoring and counseling from spiritual leaders and psychological counselors. Let’s hope for his sake he does a much better job with this 20/20 interview and comes out being humble, shameful, and respectfully deferential to the plight of battered women. And if he was a victim of abuse or saw it in his home, he needs to speak about that as well. If he’s ever going to turn a bad situation around, now’s the time for public humility rather than non-chalent platitudes and showboating. Additionally, a nice, healthy donation to, or volunteer work at a battered women’s shelter would speak volumnes.

    • karens

      if you actually did your research instead of eating the crap the media feeds you, you would know that a portion of his sales from his “Fan appreciation tour” are going to a domestic abuse charity, and Best Buddies organization (participants with intellectual and developmental disabilities. i hope that spoke some volume to you, it kills me that he’s trying to change but a lot of people are so filled with hate, they wont let him.

      • Daina

        They were suggesting he actually spend time helping battered women and seeing it and it’s effects face to face not just throwing money at it. Money is great, but it’s not a full effect for him. It’s very impersonal. If he changes, that’s great. People want to see that he’s learning and growing as a person instead of being fake. What we see coming out of his mouth from his face isn’t something the media feeds us. It’s him. He is very ugly now. I personally will not support an abuser no matter how much he does or doesn’t change. He can never take back doing violence to another human being nothing like a sports event with two willing participants such as boxing. Hopefully, he gets the message from the world that what he did wasn’t and will never be acceptable.

      • Sean S.

        I am not seeing Brown trying to change himself. I am seeing him just trying to make the “situation” go away. Even his statement after Rihanna’s interview gave that impression. Don’t get me wrong. Everybody deserves a second chance. Had his statement been along the lines of “I am sorry for the pain Rihanna must be experiencing. I intend to do everything in my power to become a better man so that nothing like this ever happens again. In the meantime, I thank everyone for their words of support in my efforts.” I would feel like he’s trying to change and ready to do the work it would take to do so. I’m just not seeing that yet.

      • alligator, i mean crocodile tears

        we aren’t filled with hate, we’re filled with caution, understandably.

      • care for

        THANK YOU FOR THAT COMMENT. SOME PEOPLE WOULD RATHER HAVE THEIR FOOT ON YOUR NECK AND KEEP YOU DOWN BEFORE THE FOR GIVE YOU. BUT THEY SHOULD REMEMBER THAT THEY HAVE A PASS AND THEY ARE NOT PERFECT. THEY HAVE SOME SKELTON IN THEIR CLOSET THAT JUST HAVE NOT CAME TO OUT AND WHEN IT DO THEY WILL ASK FOR FORGIVENESS AND THE SEED THAT THEY SOW THEY WILL REAP THEM. CHRIS BROWN STAY FOCUS REGARDLESS OF WHAT PEOPLE SAY. AND TO SEAN S. THANK YOU FOR THAT COMMENT

      • K

        Realistically and statistically men who beat their spouses rarely change. There are actually programs designed specifically for men who abuse women but unfortunately, the results are rarely positive. I don’t care how young or old one is- it’s irrelevant to this issue as a whole. However, instead of specifically discussing CB & R maybe we could use this as a platform to have a real and constructive conversation about this issue. The fact that women on this page have commented that women are crazy, that it’s a man’s world, that CB looks sexy- that needs to be addressed. Why do women and young girls think this stuff? And men have to be accountable and part of the conversation. Great- give money to help women who are battered but it’s a publicity thing b/c throwing money at the problem is not a solution.

  • dave

    Chris Brown is the biggest hypocrite. He made a statement after Rihanna’s interview, saying the details of their incident should have been kept private. First of all, in my opinion, he has no say in that. She was the victim, so if she wants to talk, let her talk.
    And now he wants to talk about it himself. Why? Who cares. This guy has not shown an ounce of genuine remorse since the incident. He does not deserve anyone’s respect or attention until it is clear that he is being sincere. I’m all about giving people second chances. I believe in forgiveness. But you have to earn forgiveness. And Chris Brown has done nothing to earn anyone’s forgiveness.

    • Keith

      He doesn’t need your forgiveness, did he hit you??? Get over yourself!!!

      • Lylia

        You’re a joke. If he wants the public support and to be able to return to the heights pre-beating, hell yeah, he needs forgiveness from the public.

        But he has his core fans, the ones that probably supports R. “I peed on her” Kelly” and maybe he’s happy with that. If so, more power to him.

      • To Keith

        We are not living in the 1950’s anymore. Women have a right to say anything they bloody want!!! Get a life you loser!

    • David

      She wasnt a victim dumba**. It’s slear that they where fighting and she her a** beat. The thing is the situation got out of hand and they both paid the price. She did good on her comeback but not #1. I think we can believe no matter what we say his album is most-likely going to be #1. Chris is telling his side now becauze his freinds,family,etc. can’t take no more of her bull. They know what really happened becauze Chris told them. Even some celebrity’s know what happened because he came clean to them(uhmm Omarion say something to help CB). So this interview is even going to be big because if u hate him ur still going to watch to see what he has to say.

      • Calvin

        Take any more of her bull? Is that why he said he loved and wanted to marry her on Larry King? Because she was so rotten to him? Is that why he’s mom sat there and said how much she really liked rihanna and started crying when she spoke about Rihanna’s picture?

        If Chris really wants to shoot himself in the foot, he will blame her. I fck’n dare him!!!

        And regardless of how well each sales, Rihanna’s CD will get the best reviews and Grammys. The reviewers who heard them both state hers is miiiiiiles ahead of his in content and reach.

      • dave

        David, you’re the dumba** and your comment proved it.

      • Andrew

        This is by far one of the most ignorant sounding posts I’ve ever read here.

  • MELODIES

    I BELIEVE IT IS TRULY FAIR THAT CHRIS BROWN TELL HIS SIDE OF THE STORY.I WATCH THE INTERVIEW THAT RIHANNA DID ON GMA. SHE SAID THAT THEY BOTH WERE TOXIC FOR ONE ANOTHER IN OTHER WORD VIOLENT TOWARDS ONE ANOTHER. THIS WAS A TERRIBLE THING THAT HAPPEN TO THE BOTH OF THEM ESPECIALLY IF IT WASN’T THE FIRST TIME. I DO BELIEVE THAT RIHANNA IS A TOUGH COOKIE WITH A VIOLENT TEMPER AND CHRIS REACTED TO THE SITUATION THAT NIGHT WRONG. IN A CAR WITH NO WHERE TO RUN FOR THEM BOTH. A FIGHT IS A FIGHT SHE COULD HAVE EASILY KILL HIM THAT NIGHT. THE ONLY THING WAS IT GOT OUT OF HAND.TWO TEENAGER IN LOVE WITH A BIG EGO. I SUPPORT BOTH OF THESE YOUNG STARS AND HOPE THAT THEY HAVE LEARNED FROM THEIR MISTAKES AND LET OTHERS LEARN THAT LIFE EXPERIENCES ARE TOUGH AND YOU CAN PICK UP THE PIECES AND LIVE. I CAN’T WAIT FOR CHRIS BROWN INTERVIEW. A TRUE SUPPORTER OF FORGIVENESS.

    • myself

      there’s no need to yell.

    • Daina

      She wasn’t physical towards him. She did not put her hands on him in any way. The proof of that is in court documents or police reports and etc. which may not be public. No criminal charges were placed against her in any shape form or fashion. Please educate yourself about domestic abuse.

      • Keish

        How do you know she wasnt physical towards him? You can tell she wasnt telling the whole truth on her interview. If she didnt that night she may have before and if you are not a person in her circle then you cannot say she didnt touch him physically. I am sure you were a silly teenage girl before and reacted off feelings if you felt you were being disrespected by your so called boyfriend or girlfriend at the time. They both needed a reality check, trying to have a relationship that was clearly too big for the both of them. I agree it was a fight that went too far this time and she came out the loser. You are correct there were not criminal charges filed just like they are not filed 99.9% of the time that women are the agressor towards men. You want to tell someone to educate themselves on DV but yet you need to educate yourself and know that men get abused just like women. DV doesnt just happen to women

      • Leanne

        lol ur sayin it as if u were their i dont know y ur all gettin hyped up wat happened on that night happened no one isnt goin 2 know the real truth behind the matter except 4 Rihanna and Chris Brown and wats all the BS about “forgiveness” f*** forgiveness u either like the man or you dont you either wanna support him or u dont theres no point sayin all these bad things abwt him it isnt goin 2 make the probz betta or worse 4 him or 4 her
        if Chris Brown wants to betta himself im sure he will do it when hes gd and ready and if Chris Brown wants to have his say let him

      • Keish

        And you have no proof that it didnt happen. You are telling someone to go educate themselves on domestic abuse but yet you need to educate yourself. Domestic abuse is not just a womans problem. Men suffer it too. The only difference is women tend to get away with it and it goes unreported. If you want to talk about something then tell how it goes both ways. No one has a right to hit the other. Its high time these men start calling the law on these young firecrackers so they can get the picture too. It kills me to hear people try to make it a woman’s problem only. It can happen to anybody and I hope in this interview he tells the whole story and stops wasting everybody’s time.

      • butterpecan

        How the hell do you know if she hit him or not. this is the deal. There are 3 sides to a story , one he will tell, 2 she will tell and 3 that neither will tell. Give both of these kids a break.

    • Big Bear

      I agree,Rihanna dresses and acts like a tough cookie.
      While it was unfortunate, there are two sides two every story.
      Take a look at the tiger Woods situation.
      Men tend to not put in the limelight everytime they are hit by a woman for macho reasons.
      But let’s face it sometimes a fight just happens and nine times out of ten the man is going to get the best of the fight and the worst of the biased system.

      • Samantha

        blahblah women can be perpetrators too, yes, i’m aware of that, but the fact of the matter is that is IRRELEVANT in this scenario. Chris Brown beat Rihanna so bad she was knocked unconscious.

        We shouldn’t make excuses for people who abuse those they love, regardless of gender. It all comes down to personal ethics and respect.

    • Erin

      I LOVE CAPS LOCK TOO! MAKES ME FEEL HEARD!

      • D

        Caps lock are RUDE and irritate most people. So you are saying you don’t give a damn about others and only about your temper tantrum?

  • M

    I’m not too surprised. His interview with MTV that came out at around the same time as Rihanna’s 20/20 interview was really underwhelming.

  • Reason

    This interview speaks about the wrongs of domestic violence, consequences of such acts and helpful advice to young men and women in that situation. Chris Brown is NOT performing his interview will actually help young men and women in domestic abuse situations. Chris Brown’s situation should have never happened and neither should Tiger Wood’s. Let’s attach domestic violence from all angles not just one. Let’s help our young men and women so that this doesn’t happen. If you don’t want to watch the interview then don’t but I would like to see what he’s doing to change. I would like to see that transformation.

    • ger

      Just to be clear, by “Chris Brown’s situation”, you do mean the savage beating he gave to his girlfriend, right?

      • Think Clearly

        No I mean the fight he got into with his girlfriend who hit him first.

      • Calvin

        yep the savage beat down he plead guilty to. he’s a convicted felon.

  • JANICE

    MY OPINION ABOUT CHRIS BROWN INTERVIEW WILL NOT CHANGE AT ALL. I STILL LOVE HIS MUSIC AND I WILL CONTINUE TO BUY HIS MUSIC.

  • kay

    Hater’s to much hate not good for the heart, be careful

  • Kendis

    If you BUY his music youre endorsing DOMESTIC ABUSE. Stop making this guy rich. He had a good career and he blew it. Time for another male singer who can truly sing songs about love and appreciate women take the throne.

    • Keith

      No, actually I’ll be endorsing good music. Now if every album came with a coupon for a free Rihanna slap- that would be endorsing DOMESTIC ABUSE.

      • marsha

        no you’re endorsing a coward who knows nothing about life, only performing. Supporting Chris Brown is supporting a coward who hides behind his friends, employees and associates slam Rihanna on twitter and blogs while he hides and plays “remorseful”. He is a coward who will surely reap what he’s sown.

      • Keish

        You hypocritical people are hilarious. As we speak you are probably endorsing someone who has a secret whether its drugs, being abusive, a molestor, etc and you dont even know it. No matter what you say I will be supporting Chris Brown because he makes good music and is talented and most importantly I will not sit here and act as if I am that much better than he is. No one sin is worst than the other. And for you to sit here and throw stones is ridiculous. I am sure if your closet was wide open we’d find things that you would be ashamed of. So build a bridge and get over it…you are not persuading anyone with your witch hunt for chris brown

    • Think Clearly

      I think this story is sad. We really have give the wrong message about domestic violence being a man’s crime. Someone needs to use that as a teachable opportunity as well and let’s address violence in relationships from men and women!

      • @ Think Clearly:

        Yea, because the fight they got into justifies him punching her over and over again, and then choking her?
        You should be ashamed of yourself.
        This was a case of domestic violence against a woman.
        Learn the facts, and stop spreading ignorance.

    • Urvy

      You mean a male singer who acts less of a man and more as a fruit cake? She deserved it because she was turning into a man-hating Amazon.

      • Samantha

        there is no way anyone could ever come up with a dignified, coherent counter-argument to your post. That’s NOT a good thing for you. I think you just won “stupidest comment on the internet, ever” award. way to go.

  • M

    I thought he made a statement after Rhianna’s interview that some things should stay private. However, a few weeks later he is now goint to tell the story???? He is a hypocrite. If he wants to tel his story whateverm but it loosl stupid that he is after hsi statement.

  • leo

    ABC cancels Adam Lambert but keeps Chris Brown. Guess domestic violence makes better TV than being gay. Hey Adam, instead of kissing your musician, maybe you should have smacked him instead. ABC would have preferred that.

    • boycott abc

      I am not sure which is more pathetic and reprehensible, that ABC is sending the mixed message that Adam Lambert’s homosexuality is not suitable for T.V., but Chris Brown’s trying to give “his side” and “redeem” the unredeemable, the brutal beating of a woman, is acceptable television faire, or the fact that so many leaving comments here are actually justifying Chris’ actions under any circumstances. I don’t care if the woman hit the man; he’s stronger and could easily stop her. I don’t care if they were in a car; the doors open and he could walk away. I don’t care if a woman says something that offends the poor wittle man’s sensibilities. A real man, NEVER, NEVER lays a hand on a woman. PERIOD. Maybe the people leaving these twisted comments in support of a convicted felon have been so desensitized to domestic violence in their own communities that they see where there can be instances where there is justification. That is deeply sad and troubling, since there can be no justification EVER for domestic abuse. In my opinion, ABC is the more pathetic and reprehensible party here, for giving this monster a platform to speak and feed into society’s desensitization towards abuse of women. For shame ABC. You fail again.

      • Keish

        well dont watch!…i dont get it?

      • Muffy

        @boycott abc

        You’re hilarious! A real man would fight anyone, who he thinks is trying to harm him. Same thing goes for a woman. Women are not children. I bet my life if a woman tries to hurt you anyway, you would defend yourself, so stop talking outta your a**. I guess all those mobsters, and drug lords are not ‘real men.’ Go tell them that.*wink*

      • Urvy

        A man who can’t be a man isin’t a real man. A man not hitting a woman means he;’s a gay man.

    • yarddygirl

      I love your comment Leo

  • tmj

    I support Chris’ music and he has even said he has to be held accountable for his actions in the situation.

    @Kendis….how is buying his music endorsing domestic violence? Many of Chris Brown’s fans who choose to support him also believe that he needs to work on being a better person and to not continue the cycle of violence. According to the judge, he is doing an “excellent” job of adhering to his probation. Making him poor will not deter him from being batterer if that is his truest nature.

    Also understand if you take that stand, please tell your friends to not watch a Sean Penn movie (who hit Madonna with a bat but won an Oscar for Milk earlier this year) or don’t listen to a song Dr. Dre produced song(he beat down Dee Barnes for playing an Ice Cube video). Al Green, who is one of the people the Grammys asked to take up the time Chris’ and Rihanna’s performances were supposed to take up, battered his first wife.

    If we want to make sure that violence is not replicated in future relationships, adults need to do a better job talking to youth about relationships and its rainbow of emotions.

    Unfortunately in the entertainment field, there are alot of bad behaviors that occur (drug addiction, abusive behavior, sexual promiscuity etc.). The best we can do is talk to youth about admiring people they personally know, not these celebrities.

    • @ tmj

      So, because other celebrities have “gotten away” with domestic violence, Chris Brown should get away with it too?
      What bulls***
      Also, there’s a big difference between drug addiction and physical violence.
      I could care less whether or not celebrities decide to hurt themselves via drugs or sexual promiscuity, but physically abusing someone else is an ENTIRELY different story.

      • lifeisatest2

        It’s because other celebrities were not arrested and were either talked to, had no charges filed or they were dropped. These celebrities were adults and not a 19 year old. Chris did not get away with anything; he accepted responsibility for his part in the altercation and has been punished. He has already done more of his hard labor hours than Lindsay Lohan has done in two years. Some of you are real dirt bags who have done worse in your life and are posting here. You did not buy his music anyway, so he is not missing your sale nor concert attendance. Chris has never been in trouble with the law before and this say a lot for teen-age boys. This is the first time he has this type of incident with Rihanna and she has said so. You can hit on a good dog so many times before he bit your you. One day when the full story is told and shown, you that are so pure and have never done anything wrong will feel like idiots.

  • yonas

    news

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