Chris Brown, number one frontrunner for worst human being on the planet, has spoken once again about his physical abuse toward Rihanna – and once again, he’s just. Not. Getting. It.
Brown’s new doco, Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life (no thnx) just landed, and with it comes more insight from Brown’s perspective on what happened inside their relationship.
Apparently their relationship spiralled after Rihanna found out about a secret fling from Brown’s past.
“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 it would be fights, it would be verbal fights, physical fights as well… I still love Rihanna, but I’m just going to be honest – we would fight each other, she would hit me, I would hit her, but it never was OK. It was always a point to where we talk about it like, “What the fuck are we doing?”‘
He also touched on the Grammys incident (in which Brown hit Rihanna in a car after the event, resulting in the infamous pic of Rihanna’s bruised face).
“She starts going off, she throws the phone…’I hate you.'” She hits me a couple more times. I remember she tried to kick me, but then I really hit her, with a closed fist, I punched her. I busted her lip. “When I saw it, I was in shock. I was like, ‘Fuck’ 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.””
While it’s clear Brown isn’t outwardly saying “it’s totally fine I hit Rihanna”, the issue that concerns women’s abuse charities is that he’s essentially victim-blaming.
“Whatever goes wrong in a relationship, no man has a right to hit his partner. We all say and do things we later regret, but domestic violence does not ‘take two,'” domestic abuse charity Refuge CEO Sandra Horley told Harper’s Bazaar UK. “No woman can make a man hit her; violence is a choice he makes and he alone is responsible for it.”
Women’s Aid echoed these sentiments.
“Despite pleading guilty to felony assault and accepting a plea deal, in this documentary Chris Brown is victim-blaming Rihanna for the horrific physical assault he perpetrated against her back in 2009,” said Katie Ghose, their chief executive.
Tbh Chris Brown needs to stop fucking talking about his domestic abuse toward Rihanna unless he’s going to start taking full ownership of the shit he did.