In February 2009, Chris Brown and Rihanna were involved in a fight while on their way to the Grammy Awards Ceremony.
He was later found guilty of felony assault and has served five years probation and a community service order.
The R&B singer now describes the incident in a new documentary titled ‘Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life.’
He called their young romance “a fairytale.”
Chris Brown discussed how the former couple had an argument after a woman that Brown had previously slept with attended the same pre-Grammy party.
On the night of Clive Davis’ 2009 Grammy party, Brown and Rihanna got into a major argument after the woman approached the couple at the celeb-studded fete.
Brown recalled looking over at Rihanna and seeing her “bawling.”
After they left the party, he said he offered her his phone to look through as proof of his loyalty; she spotted a message from her and surmised that Brown had lied to her again.
“She starts going off, she throws the phone,” he said.
“‘I hate you.’ Starts hitting me. We’re in a little Lamborghini. She’s fighting me. I’m like, ‘Look, I’m telling you the truth, I swear.’ … 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, but then I really hit her, with a closed fist, I punched her. I busted her lip. When I saw it, I was in shock. I was like, ‘Fuck, why the hell did I hit her?'”
In the documentary, Chris Brown revealed in-dept details about the night he and Rihanna fought in the car after the pre-Grammy party.
Peep the footage of Chris Borwn recounting the evolution of the couple’s relationship in the 11-minute segment.
Chris Brown disclosed that he felt like a “fucking monster” for what he had done, and later, when he saw the police photo of Rihanna’s bruised and battered face, he felt the full weight of what he had done.
“I look back at that picture and I’m like, ‘That’s not me, bro,'” he said.
“I hate it to this day. That’s going to haunt me forever.”