Chris Brown FINALLY Opens Up About THAT Night With Rihanna
Chris Brown has opened up about the night he assaulted Rihanna for the first time in a candid new documentary, Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life.
Brown, who was arrested and charged for punching his then-girlfriend while they sat in a car after the 2009 Grammy Awards, revealed that a lie he told nine months previously was the catalyst for him "busting her lip".
According to the hip hop star, Rihanna, who was 21 at the time, started "going off" when a woman Brown had slept with turned up to an afterparty; Brown had recently come clean about his relationship with the other woman, after initially insisting they hadn't hooked up.
"She starts going off, she throws the phone ‘I hate you!’, whatever, whatever," he explained. "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.’
"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 gonna 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?’"
From there, Brown says, Rihanna grabbed him by the crotch, at which point he bit her on the arm.
"I felt like a fucking monster," he said. "A lot of the times, I look back at that picture and I think, 'That's not me bro, that's not me.'
"I hate it to this day, that's going to haunt me forever."
Brown continues the confession in the clip below.
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