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Chris Brown: 'I'm not a monster'
Rihanna and Chris Brown
Chris Brown apparently filmed his video blog in a bowling alley

Singer Chris Brown has spoken out about claims he hit his ex-girlfiend Rihanna, hours before he is due in court.

He's posted a video of himself online hitting back at his "haters" while denying being a "monster".

"Everybody that's haters, they just been haters. All my real fans, I love ya'll. I ain't a monster," he said.

Chris Brown also reveals the name of his third album, which is due to be called Graffiti, with a new single out in this summer.

In the video blog, Chris Brown is shown leaning in and speaking directly into the camera, which appears to be in front of a bowling lane.

The 20-year-old is on bail following his arrest on assault and criminal threat charges earlier this year.

Chris Brown was taken into custody after arguing with Rihanna in a parked car in Los Angeles on 7 February.

He's accused of trying to force her out of their rented Lamborghini, shoving her head against the window and punching her in the face, all of which he denies.

The alleged incident left the Umbrella singer with injuries to her face that forced her to cancel a scheduled performance at the Grammys later that day.

The week after, Chris Brown issued a statement saying "words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired".

He also said he'd looked into counselling.

A hearing into the case is due to take place on Thursday at the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Chris Brown faces up to four years in prison if convicted.

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