The R&B crooner’s new documentary Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life was premiered on Monday and a good portion was dedicated to one of the most pivotal moments of his career, the night that he brutally beat up Rihanna inside his Lamborghini in California. Chris Brown was arrested and pleaded guilty to assault charges and has since served five years probation for the incident.
Rihanna and Chris Brown reconciled briefly a few years ago but then their relationship still never lasted and they have since gone their separate ways. This is perhaps the first time that Brown is going so in-depth about the assault and what really happened leading up to the incident. The singer said that Rihanna had asked her about a particular female that worked for him at the time if they ever hooked up and that was one of the things that caused the relationship to go toxic.
“I think that we were just the perfect ‘unbad’ combination, it was just good and bad together,” Chris Brown said. “I would say maybe a year and a half into the relationship with Rihanna I would say I was serious about it. You know I was always goofy about everything else but with Shorty, I believe I had what I wanted in my girlfriend. So I said you know what I want to marry you but I want before we go any further I just want to be able, to be honest with you and be real with you about anything that you ever questioned or have doubts about. She had asked me when we first started dating ‘have you ever messed with this person.’ This person she worked for me at the time, so I said ‘naa’ because I didn’t want to say all my business and I didn’t know who she would tell if I would tell her what am doing.”
Before he said all of that, Chris Brown spoke about how they started dating at 16 and how dangerous it was for them both to be so famous at such a young age. Brown said that he finally comes clean about eight months later and by doing that it dealt a big blow to the relationship because Rihanna didn’t trust him again. “So about eight months later I just broke it to her and I said I want to marry you but I want to be real with you, I want to be honest with you and tell you everything. This is what it is, before we were together me and this other girl did have sex. My trust was totally lost with her, 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.”
This Chris Brown documentary is DEEP. He covered everything that happened between him & Rihanna pic.twitter.com/mJDSPyGpXV
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Chris Brown then went into details about what happened on the night of the assault when the two got into a fight inside his Lamborghini. The fight took place on the night before the Grammy Awards after they left Clive Davis’ 2009 Grammy party. “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.'” Breezy said. “It goes to, ‘Now, I’m going to be mean, be evil.’ I remember she tried to kick me, but then I really hit her, with a closed fist, I punched her. I busted her lip.”