In his much-hyped interview with CNN's Larry King, which aired Wednesday, shamed singer Chris Brown recounts his enduring love for Rihanna, the roots of his anger, and talks candidly about his first reaction to seeing the infamous post-beating photo of his victim.

Brown, decked out in a baby blue bow tie, told King he was "definitely" still in love with his ex and that before the fight, they had a "pretty sturdy and great relationship." He also said it was "kind of difficult" to not be able to hang out with her anymore and voices mixed feelings about his hard labor sentence. Highlights from the interview after the jump.