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Chris Brown Opens Up About His Assault On Singer Rihanna

Stewart Perrie

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Chris Brown Opens Up About His Assault On Singer Rihanna

Featured Image Credit: Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life​/Riveting Entertainment

Singer Chris Brown has told his side of the story about the night he assaulted his then-girlfriend, Rihanna. The pair got into an argument in 2009 while Brown was driving in his white Lamborghini, which led to her suffering from a split lip, bruised eye, and other injuries.

The 28-year-old has released a short documentary Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life, and has opened up about the controversial moment.

Credit: Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life/Riveting Entertainment

Brown explains that when his relationship with Rihanna was getting serious, he told her that he had slept with a staff member before they were dating. But that gave her trust issues and found it difficult to believe he was telling the truth at different moments.

It all came to a head at a Grammy's party in February 2009, when that employee arrived and greeted Brown. Following the event, Chris said Rihanna was fuming and he allowed her to look through his phone to show he didn't know the employee was coming to the party.

However, he claims that an unread message from the woman was on his phone and that's when shit hit the fan. In the documentary, Chris says: "She starts going off, she throws the phone 'I hate you', whatever, whatever. She starts hitting me, we're in a little Lamborghini. You know, she's fighting me, and I'm like 'Look, I'm telling you the truth, I swear to God, stop it.'

Chris Brown and Rihanna
Chris Brown and Rihanna

Credit: PA

"So then she hits me a couple more times. It doesn't go from translation to 'Let's sit down, I'm telling you the truth'. So now I'm going to be mean and be evil. Like I remember she tried to kick me, just like her beating shit.

"But then I really hit her. With a closed fist. Like I punched her, and it busted her lip. And when I saw it I was in shock, I was 'Fuck, why did I hit her like that?'

"So from there she's spitting blood in my face, it raised me even more. It's a real fight in the car, and we driving in the street. I'm like 'Yo, we tripping, what the fuck, what are we doing?'

He claims that Rihanna pretended to throw his car keys out the window and scream at pedestrians 'Help, he's trying to kill me'. She also apparently ruined some CDs which contained unreleased and unfinished music.

Rihanna assault
Rihanna assault

Credit: Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life/Riveting Entertainment

When the images of Rihanna's bruised face surfaced, it sent shockwaves across the world. Chris says: "I look back at that picture and I'm like, 'That's not me, bro'. I hate it to this day.

"That's going to haunt me forever."

As punishment for the assault, Brown was charged with a felony assault and making criminal threats. He plead guilty to a felony and accepted a plea deal of community labour, five years' probation and domestic violence counselling.

Topics: Assault, Rihanna, Chris Brown

Stewart Perrie
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