ABC says R&B singer Chris Brown will appear on their news show, 20/20, on December 11th for an exclusive interview. Robin Roberts, anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America, will conduct the interview which has already taken place.
ABC spokesman Jeffrey Schneider says clips may also air on.
In what’s billed as an “in-depth” sit-down, the singer will discuss his assault of ex-girlfriend and recording superstar Rihanna for which he is on probation.
The 20-year-old singer, whose new album Graffiti debuts December 8th, will only answer questions and is reportedly not performing. His interview comes just a month after Rihanna’s revealing sit-down with Diane Sawyer, which appeared on November 5th on 20/20. The 21-year-old star said she was “embarrassed” that she still had feelings for Brown after the incident.
Brown is performing community service as a part of his assault sentence. The ex-couple must also steer clear of each other until 2014 as a part of Brown’s probation terms.
ABC recently came under fire for canceling Adam Lambert’s appearance on Good Mornings America at last minute due to the singer’s sexually-charged performance at 2009 American Music Awards. Lambert was replaced by Chris Brown. However, an ABC insider said that, “[Lambert] was not canceled over a gay kiss. He showed himself to be unpredictable on live TV. …Chris Brown’s interview was booked way before Adam Lambert took to the stage. It is to give him a chance to respond to Rihanna’s interview. The possibility of him performing a song will be worked out next week.”
In a recent interview with CNN’s Larry King, Brown appeared apologetic and surprised when he reads police reports. “I’m in shock, because, first of all, that’s not who I am as a person, and that’s not who I promise I want to be. I just don’t know what to think. I’m just like, wow,” Brown said. “It’s crazy to me.”
He added: “I’m pretty sure we can always be friends and I don’t know about our relationship, but I just know definitely that we ended as friends.”
He insisted again and again that he still loved Rihanna, saying, I’ve said countless times how sorry I am to Rihanna. I accepted full responsibility but it’s just one of those things I wish I could have relived and just handled totally different.”
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