CNN has released a clip of Chris Brown's pre-taped interview, set to air Wednesday on Larry King Live. In it, Brown says that he doesn't remember hitting Rihanna, saying, "I'm like, it's crazy to me. I'm like, wow."
Brown also says that when he hears reports of what he did to his ex-girlfriend, "I just look at it like, wow. I'm in shock, because that's not who I am as a person…I don't know what to think. It's just like, wow."
On the infamous photo of Rihanna's beaten face, Brown says, "When I look at it now, it's just like, wow. I can't believe that that actually happened."
Brown's mother Joyce Hawkins was also present for the interview, and says that she was "totally shocked" by his assault because "Chris has never ever been a violent person."
However, reports have come out that Brown and Rihanna's relationship was plagued with violence. The couple got in a shoving match in Europe three months prior to the February incident. Also, in January 2009, the couple got into an argument in a car in Barbados, during which Brown exited the vehicle and smashed the driver and passenger side windows.