While Chris Brown’s 2009 assault on Rihanna made headlines around the globe, the “Questions” singer is now revealing shocking details about the story you’ve probably never heard.
In the documentary, “Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life,” the star said Rihanna had doubts about his fidelity early in their relationship. After denying he was involved with a woman he worked with, he finally admitted they had a past.
“Around like, the eighth month or maybe a little bit after that [2007 Video Music Awards] performance, I just broke it to her,” Brown says. “Before we were together, me and this other girl did have sex. My trust totally was lost with [Rihanna]. She hated me.”
Brown said the two would engage in verbal and physical fights, where “she would hit me [and] I would hit her.”
“I felt like a f—— monster,” Brown says
Things took a turn when Rihanna spotted the other woman at a pre-Grammys party and later discovered a text from the woman that was sent to Chris. The “Needed Me Singer” began fighting Brown in his Lamborghini, he says, and they started “arguing and arguing and arguing.”
“I remember she was trying to kick me. Just her just being upset,” he says. “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 like, ‘F—, why the hell did I hit her?'”
Brown said Rihanna spit blood in his face, making him more infuriated than before. The couple fought as Brown drove and he says at one point Rihanna grabbed his genitals, which he responded to by biting her arm.
“I look back at the picture and I’m just like, ‘Yo, bro. That’s not me, bro. That’s not me,'” he says. “I just, I hate it to this day. That’s gon’ haunt me forever.”
Online, fans unleashed a flood of reactions.
Wait… so I watched a little bit of that Chris Brown documentary and he said Rihanna was attacking him first. pic.twitter.com/F8Jio77Eh0
— яαιивσω. (@KissMySnap) August 9, 2017
Explains why she forgave him so quick 😅😅 ..and even defended him at some point
— yoko ono (@SheilaCather) July 18, 2017
Some clearly sided with Brown.
Y’all gotta watch that Chris Brown documentary lol he was 100% justified in punching Rihanna in the face in that car
— OB (@foodandhoes_) August 15, 2017
So Rihanna abused Chris Brown huh. Where are the ones who wanted to cancel Chris, why aren't y'all cancelling Rihanna pic.twitter.com/RNQUmfOLFc
— Al V (@EmBackFoRevenge) August 13, 2017
and you gonna expect a nigga not to lose his cool ?
— Valmon Alan Crasto (@VAC1299) August 11, 2017
Others, not so much.
Why am I not surprised Chris brown came out with a documentary that makes HIM look like the victim between him & Rihanna. Amazing.
— Haley (@Cosmobyhaley) August 16, 2017
The fact that some people are still excusing Chris Brown's actions towards Rihanna proves how no one seems to care when Black women suffer.
— Becca🕊 (@MJStarLover) August 11, 2017
Chris Brown still being "affected" by what happened with Rihanna does not excuse the fact that he still beat her ass.
— رامي (@Ramii612) August 17, 2017