Jagged Edge Star Kyle Norman Has Broken His Silence About The 2015 Assault Of His Then-fiancee, Insisting The Beating Was "An Out-of-body Experience".
The R&B singer was arrested a year ago (Jan15) after his partner Marikka Maria accused him of beating her up and attempting to force her engagement ring down her throat during a heated argument about his alcohol intake at their Atlanta, Georgia home.
Norman was charged with six felonies, including false imprisonment, aggravated assault, making terroristic threats, misdemeanour battery and hindering a person from calling emergency services.
Despite the brutal assault, the couple stayed together and wed in May (15), and in November (15), Norman was sentenced to community service and probation as part of a plea deal.
The 39-year-old and his new wife have since opened up about the domestic drama in a candid interview with U.S. talk show host Steve Harvey, insisting the attack was an isolated incident.
Norman claimed he was unable to stop himself as he admitted to the beating, saying, "All I know is that I just caused harm to her. I know I hit her. I know I was on top of her. It was an out-of-body experience. Like, 'You gotta stop. Whatever you feeling, whatever pain you're going through, you gotta stop. This is your everything right here. Why are you doing this?'
"I was just too far gone at that point. I was just out of my mind delirious."
Marikka revealed the fall-out led to authorities taking away the couple's foster daughter, while her own relationship with her father has been left in ruins after she agreed to take Norman back and become his wife.
She added, "I also understand too that when you love someone, you believe in God, and you just have to forgive. This was just a situation with Kyle that I just knew it was not him. He's always been a provider for me, he's always cared for me. And I think he was just out of his mind. Drinking, and drugs and things like that, you're not yourself."
The singer is now determined to prove himself to fans and has vowed to use the unfortunate incident to raise awareness about domestic violence: "I just want my fans to know; I'm Kyle. Kyle made a mistake. But I gotta be able to be a better person... I'm human, and whatever I have to do, I'm gonna do. And whatever I have to say, I'm gonna say it to speak out against domestic violence."