“That’s not me. I hate it to this day. That’s going to haunt me forever.”
Chris Brown speaks extensively about the evening he got physical with his then girlfriend, Rihanna in his new documentary, Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life.
Brown now 28, divulges that his relationship with Rihanna started going south when he admitted to having sexual relations with someone who worked for him in the past.
“My trust totally was lost with her,” Brown said. “She 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 there were too many verbal fights, physical fights as well.”
Brown, who was 15 when he first met Rihanna admits to still loving the “Wild Thoughts” singer but acknowledges it would never have worked out between them.
“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 the fuck are we doing?”
“I don’t like you slapping me,” he continued. “If I go on stage I got a scratch on my face and I gotta explain it like, ‘Oh, no I fell.’ If you got a scar or a bruise you gotta put makeup on. I’m not ever trying to put my hands on any female.”
Chris reveals that his relationship with Riri hit rock bottom at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party in 2009 when the woman he was previously involved with (who coincidentally was also at the event) came to say hello — which of course didn’t go down well with Rihanna.
“The ceremony’s about to start, she’s just crying,” Brown recalls. “She got over it. She started drinking a little bit, we both was drinking a little bit. We were both drinking a little bit, laughing, joking. And then we left.”
Things quickly turned violent in Brown’s car on their way home after Rihanna discovered a text message on his phone which prompted her to believe he knew the woman was going to be in attendance.
“She starts going off, she throws the phone,” he explains. “I hate you.’ Starts hitting me… She hits me a couple of more times and it doesn’t go from translation to ‘let’s sit down, I’m telling you the truth.’ It goes to, ‘Now, I’m going to be mean, be evil.’”
“I remember she tried to kick me, just like her beating shit, but then I really hit her, with a closed fist,” he added. “ I punched her and it busted her lip, and when I saw it, I was in shock. I was like, fuck, why did I hit her?’”
“From there she’s spitting blood in my face, It’s a real fight in the car and we were driving in the street.”
“She takes the keys out of the car and fakes it like she throws them out of the window,” he continued. “I get out of 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.’
The incident went viral in 2009 after graphic images of Rihanna’s disfigured face surfaced online.
“I look back at that picture and I’m like that’s not me, bro, that’s not me. I hate it to this day. That’s going to haunt me forever.”
In other Chris Brown stories, the R&B star in a new Twitter post announced that his long awaited album, “Heartbreak On A Full Moon” will hit stores October 31.
“Heartbreak On A Full Moon” is Brown’s 8th solo LP and first since 2015’s “Royalty.”