It’s been eight years since Chris Brown attacked Rihanna following a pre-Grammy party in Los Angeles.
Brown has spoken about the assault before, and not surprisingly, his side of the story always just makes everyone hate him more.
Now, Brown is going into greater detail than ever in a documentary about his life titled, predictably, Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life.
At first, we thought, who the hell cares about hearing Brown’s explanation of why he’s the worst?
Then we decided that maybe his description of the events of that night might provide some real insight into the mind of an abuser.
Of course, Brown still behaves abusively toward the women in his life, which is a good indication that he hasn’t spent much time reflecting on his own behavior, but even so we decided to check out a preview clip of Welcome to My Life.
Needless to say, we instantly regretted it.
Brown says his relationship with Rihanna began to deteriorate after he admitted to having sex with a mutual acquaintance.
He confesses that he had previously denied the affair on several occasions.
“My trust totally was lost with her, she hated me after that. I tried everything, she didn’t care. She just didn’t trust me after that,” Brown recalls.
“From there, it just went downhill because there were too many verbal fights, physical fights as well. Mutual sides. It is the first time I get to say anything. We would fight each other. She would hit me, I would hit her and it never was OK,” he adds
Ah, so there was aggression on both sides!
Where have we heard that lately?
Brown goes on to detail the abuse he suffered at the hands of Rihanna.
Yes, he seriously took it there:
"There was always a point where we’d talk about it like, ‘What the f—k are we doing?’” he tells the camera.
"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."
The couple tried to move on from Brown’s infidelity, but the woman with whom he cheated with was apparently in attendance at the pre-Grammy party.
The singers left the party and got into Brown’s vehicle, which is where one of the most high-profile acts of spousal abuse in recent memory took place.
“She starts going off, she throws the phone…’I hate you,’" he recalls. “She hits me a couple more times.”
Brown seriously goes on to claim that he was only defending himself when he brutally beat Rihanna:
“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 says.
"When I saw it, I was in shock. I was like, ‘F—k’ 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 adds that he finally pulled the car over, at which time, Rihanna took immediate action in order to save her own life:
“She takes the keys out of the car and fakes it like she throws them out of the window,” he says in the clip.
“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.’"
Yes, eight years later, Chris Brown is still attempting to defend his actions on that horrific night.
Serves us right for watching even a small snippet of a self-produced Chris Brown documentary.