Chris Brown I Would NEVER Joke About Beating Women

2/16/2012 1:36 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown is adamant ... he does NOT hit on women by joking about hitting women.

There are reports that Brown approached a hot brunette chick at the Lasio Professional Hair Care suite Grammy gift lounge on Feb. 10 and dropped the line, "Can I get your number? I promise I won't beat you."

Now, Brown has released a statement to TMZ ... saying, "That is absurd and absolutely not true. I did not say that nor would I joke about that."