Yes, you read the headline right, and we're not lying. He said this. Both parts.
Fans and celebrity gossip readers everywhere were shocked to hear that R&B star Chris Brown pummeled girlfriend Rihanna senseless back in February.
Chris Brown was also shocked to learn this.
That is, if his first public comments on the situation since being given five years probation last week are to be believed in his softball Q&A with Larry King.
Flanked by mom Joyce Hawkins and attorney Mark Geragos during the interview, airing this week, Brown said he had no recollection of the bloody fight.
"No, I don't," Brown said, when asked whether he remembers savagely walloping his superstar ex-girlfriend. "It's like, it's crazy to me. I'm like, wow."
We're like, "wow," too right now. Another shocking quote? Chris Brown's revelation, in a new interview with People, that he's still in love with Rihanna.
"I never fell out of love with her," he said. "That just wouldn't go away." Unfortunately, that court order might make it go away - 100 yards away.
Other Chris Brown revelations from the two interviews:
- "I was distraught ... I went to my mom on the same night and told [her] what happened and broke down." (on his reaction after the assault)
- "I feel like he enjoyed it. He was an abuser. It was continuous." (on how his domestic abuse history differs from his abusive stepfather)
Here's a (very short) clip of Brown on Larry King Live ...