Chris Brown Discusses Rihanna Assault

Chris Brown at a court hearing in June


updated 11/05/2009 AT 7:00 AM ET

originally published 11/05/2009 AT 7:25 AM ET

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While Rihanna granted ABC’s Diane Sawyer an interview about her February assault by her former boyfriend Chris Brown, Brown has taped a segment for MTV in which he addresses the beating that led to his guilty plea to a felony assault charge.

“My thoughts [when I look back on it now] is like, ‘Why did it happen?’ Like, ‘What was I thinking? What is wrong with you?’ That’s what I’m thinking with myself. That’s what my thoughts are, basically, now,” the R&B musician, 20, says in excerpts released on


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