Chris Brown has revealed the truth about the night he assaulted former girlfriend Rihanna – and said she was “spitting blood” after he hit her.
The Forever singer was arrested in 2009 and in a new documentary; Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life, the 28-year-old reveals details of what happened.
According to Chris, the couple already had a volatile relationship and Rihanna no longer trusted him after he admitted having a fling with a woman who used to work for him.
On the night of the assault, Rihanna and Chris were at a pre-Grammy party when the woman turned up unexpectedly.
Rihanna burst into tears and the pair argued in their car on the way home.
Despite efforts to calm her down, Chris says Rihanna was furious to find a text from the woman on his phone.
“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.
“Like I remember she tried to kick me, just like her beating s***, 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 ‘f***, 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 f***, what are we doing?’ She tried to grab for my phone, and I’m not giving her my phone, to throw it out the window.”
Chris said Rihanna then grabbed his crotch while scrambling to get his phone, and so he bit her on the arm while he was driving, before pulling into Los Angeles’ Hancock Park.
“I’m just trying to resolve the situation, I’m not trying to fight any further, like I love her, I don’t want to hurt my girlfriend.
“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 took his bags from the car and told the singer to drive home, adding: “By this time her lip was busted she had a knock because I’d pushed her head up against the window.
“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 for ever.”
Chris also revealed their relationship had become violent before that night after he first told Rihanna about the other woman, saying: “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 it would be fights, it would be verbal fights, physical fights as well.
“Mutual sides, it is the first time I get to say anything.
“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 f*** are we doing?’”