Rihanna has denied hearing former boyfriend Chris Brown’s apologetic song “Changed Man,” but Brown says that's not the case.
He says he played it for her and it made her cry.
In a new interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts airing Friday at 10 p.m. on “20/20,” Brown says he unveiled the track with lyrics like “I’m a changed man/’cause you mean much to me” a month after their Feb. 8 altercation, according to a report on RollingStone.com.
“I played the song for her ... a month after the situation,” Brown told Roberts. “She called when she first heard the song. And I mean, I’m not trying to call her any liar or anything like that. But I played the song for her when I first wrote it. And she cried.”
Brown has been sentenced to five years of probation, 180 days of community labor and a 52-week domestic violence counseling program for the attack on Rihanna earlier this year.
He has also been ordered to cease all communication with the pop diva and observe a restraining order.
“Changed Man” appears on Brown’s new album “Graffiti,” which will be released Dec. 8.
“Famous Girl,” another track on the album, is said to also be inspired by his relationship with Rihanna.
In it, Brown sings “I might have cheated in the beginning, I was wrong for writing Disturbia” and “Sorry I bust the windows out your car.”
Brown told Roberts he was “heavily coached” his first apology after the incident, which was posted on YouTube.
“It was genuinely from me,” he said. “But it wasn’t projected genuinely.”