Chris Brown opens up about his relationship with then-girlfriend Rihanna.

In his long-awaited documentary titled Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life, the 28-year-old took us back to when his romance with Rihanna began at age 15. While the two quickly developed a connection and fell head over heels in love, their relationship went sour after Brown admitted to Rih that he’d slept with someone else prior to their relationship, something he had previously denied.

“My trust totally was lost with her,” said Brown. “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. Mutual sides.”

“We would fight each other. She would hit me, I would hit her and it never was OK,” he confessed. Despite realizing the harm they were causing each other, the “Loyal” crooner confessed that they struggled to contain their feuds. “There was always a point where we’d talk about it like, ‘What the f— are we doing?’” he said. “Like, ‘I don’t like you slapping me.’ If I go on stage, I got a scratch on my face and I gotta explain it like, ‘Oh, no I fell.’ If you got a scar or a bruise, you gotta put makeup on. I’m not ever trying to put my hands on any female.” He added, “I felt like a f—ing monster.”

As you may recall, trouble in paradise hit an all-time high after the couple attended Clive Davis’ Grammy event in February 2009. According to Brown, everything came to a head when the unidentified woman he previously had sex with approached the pair at the event.

“The ceremony’s about to start, she’s just crying,” Brown recalled, insisting he didn’t know the young woman would be in attendance. “She got over it. She started drinking a little bit, we both was drinking a little bit. We were both drinking a little bit, laughing, joking. And then we left.” That same night, Brown claims that the “We Found Love” singer discovered a text message from the woman on Brown’s phone, leading her to think the pair had conspired to meet up at the event.

“She starts going off, she throws the phone,” he said. “‘I hate you.’ Starts hitting me… 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,” he recalled. “When I saw it, I was in shock. I was like, ‘F—, why the hell did I hit her?’”

“From there she just spit in my face,” Brown continued. “Spit blood in my face and it enraged me even more.” From there, the fight continued until Brown pulled over, during which Rihanna ripped the keys from the ignition. “She takes the keys out of the car and fakes it like she throws them out of the window,” Brown continued. “I get out of 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.’”

Looking back at that time and the photo of Rihanna’s battered face, Brown was adamant that he’s a different man. “I look back at that picture and I’m like that’s not me, bro, that’s not me. I hate it to this day. That’s going to haunt me forever,” he said.

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