In the documentary, released on June 8, Brown notes that he was 15 when he met Rihanna, who was 16 at the time.
Apparently, their relationship was strained after Brown admitted he'd lied about being a virgin before their relationship."My trust totally was lost with her," Brown says in the documentary.
From there, it just went downhill because there were too many verbal fights, physical fights as well. I'm not ever trying to put my hands on any female.""She starts going off, she throws the phone...'I hate you,'" Brown says in the documentary. I remember she tried to kick me, but then I really hit her, with a closed fist, I punched her.
"There was always a point where we'd talk about it like, 'What the f—k are we doing? "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.
She would hit me, I would hit her and it never was OK."He explains that he and Rihanna tried to "talk about it" and fix their relationship.
Friends since 2005, Chris Brown and Rihanna went public with their romantic relationship in 2008.
The couple went their separate ways after Brown pleaded guilty in June 2009 to assaulting the Barbadian singer on the eve of the 51st Grammy Awards.
Brown was charged with assaulting Rihanna on February 8."I'm in shock, because, first of all, that's not who I am as a person, and that's not who I promise I want to be," Brown told Larry King in August 2009.Months after the incident, Rihanna left a preliminary hearing at court in Los Angeles in June 2009."We just fell really fast, and 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," Rihanna said during a 2009 interview with Diane Sawyer.In June 2010, Brown performed a tribute to Michael Jackson during the BET Awards in Los Angeles.After Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting Rihanna, a restraining order mandated that the pair cut off communication and remain a certain distance apart.The "Birthday Cake" singer opened up to Oprah about the night that changed everything between her and Brown during an August 2012 interview. "Everything I knew switched -- switched in a night -- and I couldn't control that, so I had to deal with that, and that's not easy for me to understand."Although Rihanna was infamous for sharing cozy photos of herself with Brown on Instagram, he clarified in early May 2013 that they weren't a couple. "[A]t the end of the day, shawty doing her own thang, she on the road. I'm a grown man, just gotta fast forward," he told an Australian radio station. Rihanna was reflective and revealing throughout her "20/20" interview with Diane Sawyer on Friday night (November 6) as she spoke about her relationship with Chris Brown and explained that abuse was also a part of her upbringing, much like her former boyfriend's."I said to myself, 'I'm never gonna date someone like my dad,' " Rihanna told Sawyer."Never." The singer said her father was severely abusive to her mother in the past and hit her "numerous" times.