News: Chris Brown Reacts To Rihanna's Tell-All Interview, "The Details Should Remain A Private Matter Between Us"
Saturday, Nov 7, 2009 2:00PM
Less than 24 hours after Rihanna's tell-all interviews have circulated online detailing her publicized domestic dispute with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, the male singer has released a statement.
According to the statement, Brown requests that their personal relationship remain private.
"While I respect Rihanna's right to discuss the specific events of February 8, I maintain my position that all of the details should remain a private matter between us," he said in the statement. "I do appreciate her support and wish her the best. I am extremely sorry for what I did, and I accept accountability for my actions. At this point, I am taking the proper steps to learn about me and grow from my mistakes. I only hope that others in similar situations can learn from our experience as well. Abuse of any kind is always wrong. The rest I leave it to God." (Rap Radar)
Speaking with reporter Diane Sawyer, RiRi broke down how their February 2009 fight allegedly was sparked from a text message.
According to Rihanna, the fight started as they were driving away from a pre-Grammy Awards party and Brown received a text message from another woman. "I caught him in a lie, and he wouldn't tell the truth. And I wouldn't drop it," the singer told Diane Sawyer. "I couldn't take that he kept lying to me, and he couldn't take that I wouldn't drop it. It escalated into him being violent towards me. And it was ugly." (New York Daily News)
She also explained why leaving Brown's vehicle was one of her only options.
Rihanna didn't know how to make it end or what to do next. "I was battered. I was bleeding. I was swollen in my face. There was no way of me getting home. My next option was to get out the car and start walking in a gown and a bloody face. So I really don't know what was my plan. I didn't have a plan," she says. "That whole night was not part of my plan," she adds profoundly. (E! Online)
The singer also explained how difficult it was for her to cut ties with Brown.
The singer, 21, also hinted that it may have taken "eight or nine attempts" before she could finally leave the relationship. "It's pretty easy to go back," she says, affirming Sawyer's statement that the average woman makes seven attempts to leave an abusive partner. "You start lying to yourself. The physical wounds go away. You want this thing to go away. This is a memory you don't want to ever have again." (People)
Check out a portion of Rihanna's interview below: