Back in 2009, news of R&B singer Chris Brown physically assaulting his then girlfriend Rihanna took the media by storm and resulted in downfall of the relationship of one of Hollywood’s most loved couples. It also sparked the downfall of Chris’ singing career, as fans gradually deviated from the youngster for what he had done.
Since then, the With You crooner has kept mum about the events that took place between him and Rihanna – until now.
According to People, Brown has finally opened up the night about he was arrested for assaulting the Diamonds singer in a clip from his new documentary Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life.
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Speaking in detail about the shocking incident, which saw photos of Rihanna’s battered and bruised face leaked, Chris says the pair had initially fallen out when he told her that he had slept with someone he used to work with.
The Forever hit-maker stated, “Rihanna hated me. After that, I tried everything. She didn’t care, she just didn’t trust me after that. From there, it just went downhill because it would be fights, it would be verbal fights, physical fights as well.”
He continued, “I still love Rihanna, but I’m just going to be honest – we would fight each other, she would hit me, I would hit her, but it never was OK. It was always a point to where we talk about it like, ‘What are we even doing’.”
“If I go on stage and I’ve got a scratch on my face, and I’ve got to explain it, like ‘Oh I fell’, or if you got a scar or a bruise, you got to put make up on… I’m not ever trying to put my hands on any female,” Chris added.
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The singer explains the woman who he was linked to approached him and Rihanna at the pre-Grammys Clive Davis party to say hi. He claims it Rihanna. “I look over at Rihanna and she’s bawling, she’s crying. She got over it. She started drinking a little bit, we both was drinking a little bit. We was tipsy, laughing and then we left.”
In the car home, he says the Umbrella star saw a text from the woman which led her to believe that the singer knew she would be there. They had an argument about it and things erupted into violence. “I remember she tried to kick me, but then I really hit her,” Chris recalled. “With a closed fist, like I punched her and it busted her lip. And when I saw it. I was in shock, I was like, ‘Why did I hit her like that’? From there, she’s spitting blood in my face and it enraged me even more.”
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The duo then pulled the car over. “She takes the keys out of the car and fakes it like she throws them out of the window. I get out the car and I’m looking for the keys and somebody yelled and she yells out her door, ‘Help, he’s trying to kill me’.”
Chris, who briefly rekindled his romance with the We Found Love singer before splitting for good, tells viewers he “felt like a monster” following the incident.
Rihanna has previously opened up about their volatile relationship in a sit-down interview with Oprah in 2012.
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