Chris Brown Responds to Rihanna's Candid Words 

Saturday, Nov 7, 2009  |  Updated 2:15 PM PDT
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Chris Brown Responds to Rihanna's Candid Words 

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Chris Brown is speaking out after ex-girlfriend Rihanna's explosive interview with Diane Sawyer for "Good Morning America" and "20/20."

"While I respect Rihanna's right to discuss the specific events of February 8, I maintain my position that all of the details should remain a private matter between us," the singer said in a statement to MTV News. "I do appreciate her support and wish her the best. I am extremely sorry for what I did, and I accept accountability for my actions. At this point, I am taking the proper steps to learn about me and 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 to God."

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In her interview, which aired in full on Friday, Rihanna discussed in detail her assault by Chris, telling Diane, "He had no soul in his eyes, just blank."

"I was battered. I was bleeding. I was swollen in my face," she continued. "There's nothing you can do or say to make somebody do that to you. That's just on them."

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However, Rihanna said she still cared for Chris, and wished him the best.

"I'm concerned about him doing well. I want him to do well, have a great career and have a great life, and grow up," she said.

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