News: Rihanna Recalls Chris Brown Dispute, "I Caught Him In A Lie & He Wouldn't Tell The Truth" [Video]
Friday, Nov 6, 2009 1:00PM
More footage of Rihanna's revealing televised interview with reporter Diane Sawyer has landed online and shows the singer discussing her publicized domestic dispute with Chris Brown last February.
Rihanna claimed their argument began from a text message on Brown's phone.
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)
In addition to the incident, the singer shared her reaction to it becoming publicized last February.
Rihanna said she came to understand that her initial reaction was typical of many victims of domestic violence. But the glare of the media spotlight made it even more traumatic. "There are a lot of women who experienced what I did but not in the public, so it made it really difficult," she said. "I felt like, 'Oh my God, here goes my little bit of privacy, just [having] exposed something that nobody wants anybody to know. Here I am, the whole world knowing.'" (Los Angeles Times)
Check out more of Rihanna's interview below: