Rapper Chris Brown, who is known by many as the man who beat up then-girlfriend, Rihanna, in his Lamborghini in 2009, has opened up about the violent evening in his new documentary, Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life.
In the documentary, Brown goes more in-depth into the night that never should’ve happened, saying, “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, ‘F*ck, why the hell did I hit her? From there she just spit in my face…spit blood in my face and it enraged me even more.”
He then says Rihanna was screaming for help, yelling from the car window, “Help! He’s trying to kill me.”
According to Brown, the altercation was a result of Rihanna going through Brown’s phone and seeing a text message from an old girlfriend that she found suspicious. Brown says he continuously denied anything was happening between him and the unnamed woman, but she didn’t believe him.
From there, things escalated quickly and an altercation occurred that left Rihanna with a torn lip, bleeding nose and bite marks, as well as serious swelling and bruising. She nearly lost consciousness during the attack. Unfortunately, Chris claims this was not the first violent encounter the two had in their relationship.
Brown was later convicted of assaulting Rihanna and was sentenced to 180 days of community service, five years probation, and one year’s worth of counseling. He has since also been accused of threatening his recent ex, Karrueche Tran, who was granted a restraining order against Brown last June.
You can watch the documentary trailer below. ~Alexa Caruso