Terrence Howard & T.I. Back Away From Defending Brown
Posted on Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:15 AM PDT

Rihanna christiterr200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) -Terrence Howard and T.I. are backing away from statements they made defending Chris Brown.

Terrence described the incident as "just life, man" before adding, "Rihanna knows he loves her." While T.I. said Chris was "cool" and that fans shouldn't "expect [entertainers] not to make mistakes because we will."

Now, both are clarifying their earlier statements, saying they didn't know all the facts at the time.

"When [reporters] asked me about Chris Brown the other day, I was in no way aware of what he had been accused of," Howard said in a statement to E! News.

"Had I known, I would have never had said something so insensitive."

And T.I. issued a statement saying he "made a mistake of commenting before understanding the situation."