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In a Good Morning America preview of his full 20/20 interview airing tonight on ABC, Chris Brown faces tough questions about his infamous assault on Rihanna.

While the network has been criticized for yanking Adam Lambert appearances but giving Brown a chance to speak, they aren't throwing him softballs at least.

Robin Roberts played a clip of Rihanna's 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer, which aired last month, and in which Ri detailed the night of the February attack.

Brown was asked to respond to Rihanna's claim in the interview that he "blacked out" and "had no soul" in his eyes. He was clearly saddened listening to this.

"I was wrong for what I did," Brown told Roberts. I can promise that it's not something that I look past or look over ... It's something that's really touchy."

"I'm really sorry for what went down and what happened."

Chris Brown will be getting grilled on ABC tonight.

Brown has already apologized on CNN's Larry King Live, as well as a string of other media appearances, but has also been accused of being nonchalant.

Can he really "come clean" if no one believes his apologies are heartfelt?

He promised that despite perceptions of his insincerity, he's "hurting inside" and that what he did to Rihanna is "devastating," but said he's human too.

He clearly means that he's human in the sense of his reactions and how he copes with the aftermath - not in the sense that he's excusing what he did.

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In a new song from his upcoming album Graffiti, Chris Brown bares his soul as he declares his love for a "Famous Girl" whose love for him wasn't what it seemed.

Wonder who he could be talking about. We have no idea.

Some Rihanna references are more subtle and introspective, others more overt. He references rumored RiRi rebound Drake "saying you’re the best he ever had."

Tell us how you really feel, Chris! He's gonna "come clean" next week on ABC, supposedly, about Rihanna, but he's already expressing a lot via his music.

Take a listen below and tell us what you think of it ...

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As we reported on Thanksgiving, ABC has come under fire for lining up a sit-down with Chris Brown right after nixing an appearance by Adam Lambert.

Likely to diffuse any talk of a double standard, ABC announced that Brown will not perform on the network, and that the interview will be hard-hitting.

Seeing Sparks

The beleaguered R&B star will supposedly "come clean" about Rihanna.

After dodging questions about the infamous beat-down in interviews with everyone from Larry King to Wendy Williams, the "Crawl" singer is set to divulge details of the incident in an interview with Robin Roberts on 20/20 December 11.  

It's being billed as his "chance to respond" to Rihanna's interviews ...

Does Chris Brown deserve a forum to talk about Rihanna?

The 20-year-old, whose new album Graffiti debuts December 8, will only answer questions in the pre-taped interview and will not promote the album.

Chris Brown's TV interrogation comes just a month after Rihanna's revealing 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer, which aired on the November 5.

Rihanna talked about the assault in graphic detail, admitting that she was "embarrassed" that she still had feelings for Brown after the incident.

Brown said he respected her right to talk about the incident but wished she had kept it quiet. Will he finally tell his unedited version of events?

In any case, Brown has been laying relatively low, performing community labor as a part of his assault sentence, and focusing on his music.

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We can't wait to hear ABC explain this one:

The network booted Adam Lambert off Good Morning America this week after he kissed a guy on stage at the American Music Awards.

However, the show is scheduled to air an interview and possible performance by Chris Brown next week, someone convicted of felony assault for beating on Rihanna.

“The network is giving a mixed message,” a source at ABC source told The New York Post. "It doesn’t trust someone who shocked with an unpredictable show and a gay kiss, but then it is happy to go ahead with Chris Brown, who was convicted of felony assault.”

Red Carpet Lambert

That will especially be true if the show features a performance by Brown. It's one thing to interview him and perhaps shed light on the serious issue of domestic abuse.

But if Brown actually performs songs from his new album, ABC will be giving a convicted woman beater a platform with which to make money and promote his music.

Said another insider at the network:

“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.”

It's unclear why Brown should have a chance to respond to anything. Didn't he forfeit that right when he left his girlfriend a bloody, beaten mess?

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In a series of recent interviews, Rihanna recalled Chris Brown's assault on her in graphic detail, describing just how haunting and terrifying that night was.

She'd never take him back, she insists (not that the court would allow him to), but she's not completely turned off by her ex - she still listens to his music.

In an interview with The Bert Show on Q100 Atlanta, Rihanna said despite their violent past, she misses Brown, and his songs remind her of good times.

"When it comes on the radio I don't frown or turn it off, I just ... listen. I like his music," she said. "I've gotten over [Chris] but there are definitely constant reminders, and a lot of that comes from listening to his songs."

Sans Chris Brown, Rihanna is all smiles these days.

As for that rumor surfacing yesterday that she's now dating Tristan Wilds, Rihanna says that's not true. So not true that "I don't even have his number."

She says the 90210 cast member did come to a house party she had, and that they hung out, but that's it. As for whether she's looking for a boyfriend?

"No ... I'm a very flirty girl, though," she said, laughing. "I don't think I have the time or the energy for a relationship. It's like another career, really."

After how her last one ended, a little time off is probably good.

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Chris Brown is ready to move on.

Following his assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna, he has been sentenced and has begun the community labor and counseling that are part of his probation.

He's withstood crazy fans berating him, made the media rounds, apologizing for his actions; and he's gearing up for the release of his album next month.

But when it comes to jumping back into the dating pool, the singer said that for a variety of reasons, that's pretty much on hold - at least for now.

"I've been just kinda chillin'," he tells MTV News. "I mean, I'm Chris Brown. I'm not saying it like that, but it's just, like, girls are gonna be around."

Well, if you don't say so yourself!

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Chris Brown is just workin' on him. [Photos: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

"I love women. But I would say I've just been chillin'. I haven't really been trying to get into a relationship or trying to date anybody right now."

"I've just kinda been working on me. Just getting me straight."

After recent interviews in which Rihanna described the assault, Brown says he respects her right to speak out, but wishes she'd kept it private.

While the couple reunited briefly after the February incident, they have been ordered by the court to maintain their distance for five years.

As for his new "Crawl" video, it was inspired in part by Rihanna:

"So being able to express the feelings, it was like, probably one of the best [records I've done]," he said. "But it was more than me trying to do a record that meant crawl to love, crawl back to love - meaning from your negative situations."

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Rihanna and Chris Brown debuted their new music videos over the weekend - their first since the highly publicized incident last February in which he kicked her a$$.

In large part because of that, the videos are wide open to interpretation and reading between the lines ... and neither are that good, in our opinion. But you tell us.

Below, Rihanna's first single from her new album, "Russian Roulette" portrays her bouncing around in a padded cell, facing off with a guy offering her a loaded gun.

Wonder what that represents? Check it out here:

As for Chris Brown's new release? Well, let's just say that "Crawl" feels more like a PR move than a music video. Cassie cast to play Chris' "ex" in the video? Hmm.

Does it work for Team Chris? You'll have to see and judge for yourself. Follow the jump to check out Chris' effort and vote on which comeback video is best ...

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DUIs. Trips to rehab. Gun possession. Embezzlement. Americans are a forgiving people, willing to dole out second chances to people committing myriad offenses.

Beating the living crap out of a petite woman, and one of the most popular singers in the world, no less? That's a much tougher sell, Chris Brown is learning fast.

Brown, who pleaded guilty to assaulting Rihanna earlier this year, and whose vicious attack was just rehashed in her 20/20 interview, heard all about it last night.

Brown was minding his own business, posing with fans at Footaction in NYC, when he became the target of a nasty, profane verbal attack - right in his face!

Beater

Out of nowhere, a woman in the crowd got close to him and began shouting, "f*%king beater" and "I hope someone beats the f*%king crap out of you!"

Chris did the right thing, smiling and walking away, despite one of his classy fans encouraging him to "handle that $h!t, Chris!" and "Smack that b!tch up."

Fortunately for all involved, this time he did not.

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Chris Brown has heard what Rihanna has to say about the beating he savagely administered in February – and he wishes she had just kept quiet about it.

Brown supports her right to tell her side of the story, but at the same time is not pleased with Rihanna's interview on Good Morning America and 20/20.

Chris said in a statement to MTV:

"I am extremely sorry for what I did, and accept accountability for my actions. At this point, I am taking the proper steps to grow from my mistakes."

"I only hope that others in similar situations can learn from our experience as well. Abuse of any kind is always wrong. The rest I leave it up to God."

"I maintain my position that all the details should remain a private matter between us," he added. "I do appreciate her support and wish her the best."

Chris Brown Shirtless (Almost)

While not denying or hiding from the assault that left his girlfriend battered and bruised, Chris Brown nevertheless wishes the details would remain private.

In a 20/20 interview Friday, Rihanna offered a graphic account of the February 7 fight with her then-boyfriend Brown, describing what she calls the terrifying blankness, a soulless void that seemed to come over him as he assaulted her.

"He was clearly blacked-out," she says. "There was no person when I looked at him."

Brown, who like Rihanna is releasing a new album in the near future (Graffiti drops December 8) declined to respond to his ex's specific comments.

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Yesterday on Good Morning America, Rihanna had a message for her fellow women who have suffered domestic abuse at the hands of their men: eff love!

She meant that in the sense that you can't take a man back just because you love him, as she did with Chris Brown. You have to stand up for yourself.

Today, in the second part of her interview with Diane Sawyer, Rihanna described, for the first time in her own words, just how bad Brown's attack was.

While it was all happening, Brown "had no soul in his eyes," she said.

We've read the police reports and seen the graphic, post-beating pics, but to hear Rihanna recount the events of the evening in detail is still shocking.

She says Chris really threatened to kill Rihanna for calling her assistant that night, and while she doesn't believe he ever follow through with that scare tactic, the physical abuse she recounts was both very real and deeply upsetting.

Rihanna in her interview with Diane Sawyer for GMA and 20/20.

"I fended him off with my feet from one ... side of the car, but ... it was not like, it was not like a fight with each other. I just ... wanted it to stop," she said.

"I was bleeding. I was swollen in my face. So there was no way of me getting home, except for, my next option was to get out of the car and walk ... start walking in a gown, in a bloody face? So I really don't know what my plan was."

"I didn't have a plan. That whole night was not part of my plan."

By the time the police came, she was already "battered" and when asked what caused the fight initially, she would only say that her boyfriend lied to her:

"I caught him in a lie. I was being more annoyed at that point in our relationship he had to lie about something so stupid, I couldn't take that he kept lying to me. And he couldn't take that I wouldn't drop it. And ... it was ugly."

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Chris Brown Biography

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Christopher Maurice Brown
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