Rihanna Details Chris Brown Assault, Says ‘He Had No Soul in His Eyes’
Rihanna has finally revealed what everyone wanted to know: What happened the night Chris Brown beat her? In part one of her interview about the altercation airing on 'Good Morning America' early Friday (Nov. 6), the 21-year-old gave riveting details of how it all went down. "He was definitely my first big love," she said. "We were best friends so we fell in love with each other. To fall in love with your best friend it's ... scary. The more in love we became the more dangerous we became for each other -- equally as dangerous because it was a bit of an obsession."
The singer goes on to divulge the details that night after leaving a pre-Grammy party and driving home with Brown. "We had a blast that night." According to Rihanna the couple started arguing after she found a text message from another woman on his phone. "I caught him in a lie and he wouldn't tell the truth. I wouldn't drop it. I couldn't take that he kept lying to me and he couldn't take that I wouldn't drop it. So it escalated into him being violent towards me."
After pausing for a moment, Rihanna confirmed the details of the police report, which said that Brown bit and punched her, causing her mouth to fill with blood. "He had no soul in his eyes, just blank. He was clearly blacked out. There was no person [inside] when I looked at him. I was bleeding. I was swollen in the face. There was no way of my getting home except for my next option [which] was to get out of the car and walk in a gown and a bloody face. I didn't have a plan."
Brown pleaded guilty to felony assault charges. He struck a plea bargain with prosecutors and was sentenced to five years probation, 180-days of community labor and completion of a domestic violence course. He was also ordered to stay 50 yards from Rihanna, decreased to 10 should they both attend the same event. The two have since gotten back to work on their music and will release albums this year. Rihanna's 'Rated R' hits stores Nov. 23 while Brown's 'Graffiti' is due out Dec. 8.
Despite the ordeal Rihanna said that she still loves and cares about Chris and wishes him well. "I want him to have a great career, have a great life and grow up [and] take this as something that you had to go through to grow up and learn."