According to a video promo that appeared online over the weekend, Rihanna will appear on “Good Morning America” in support of her new album, Rated R, this Thursday. In addition to appearing on “GMA,” the singer will also be featured on Friday’s edition of ABC’s “20/20,” according to the promo.
This will be [artist id="1940303"]Rihanna[/artist]‘s first interview since her February altercation with Chris Brown, for which he was sentenced to 180 days of community labor . “Rihanna: Music superstar. Pop sensation. Now for the very first time, Rihanna tells her story,” the promo voiceover states.
There had been a rumor on the fan site Rihanna Daily last month saying that Rihanna would appear on “Good Morning America” on November 23 the day she’ll release new album Rated R, whose first single, “Russian Roulette,” appears to be about an abusive relationship. At the time, no one at “Good Morning America” or in Rihanna’s camp had confirmed the appearance.
Although Rihanna hasn’t spoken publicly about the incident in the nine months since it happened, Brown has given several high-profile interviews in which he talked about the assault as well as his breakup from the singer.
“Just be human. Because at the end of the day, I’m human. Of course you’re gonna have your thoughts and opinions. I’m not gonna say they’re wrong,” he told Angie Martinez on New York’s Hot 97. “But at the end of the day, it’s not right to judge someone. People make mistakes all the time. I’m learning from my mistakes every day and I regret it every second.”
Just a month prior, he gave his first interview about the assault to “Larry King Live,” using similar rhetoric about the incident. “I made a mistake and that’s just something I have to live up to and own up to,” Brown said, adding, “and change and become a better person.”