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'I'm not the pink elephant in the room': Chris Brown wants to talk about domestic violence

The singer assaulted his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.

chris Brown and Rihanna in 2012. Source: PA

CHRIS BROWN HAS said he wants to go to Australia to discuss domestic violence.

The US singer made the comments on Twitter after reports emerged he is unlikely to be given a visa to perform in Australia because of his domestic abuse record.

In 2009, Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna.

The BBC is reporting he was told on Sunday he had 28 days to appeal against the decision.

He has toured Australia twice since the attack on Rihanna, but the government is under pressure to refuse him entry this time.

Brown said he could use his status to help “prevent spousal abuse”.

Australia’s Minister for Women Michaelia Cash had urged Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to follow New Zealand’s lead and refuse him entry.

The concert dates are scheduled for December.

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