How long has chris brown and rihanna been dating
And with each slated to perform at the 2009 Grammys Feb. Exactly 10 years ago today, the music world and pop culture enthusiasts everywhere awoke to the news that neither would be donning their red carpet finery that evening.
8 (triple nominee Rihanna was primed to sing with Justin Timberlake while Brown, up for two trophies, was set to belt out his hit "Forever") they were ready to make a big statement. The promising young super star (already the recipient of three American Music Awards, three Billboard Music Awards and a People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Artist) had been arrested following an early morning altercation in their rented Lamborghini and his girlfriend was equally incapacitated her face left bloodied, bruised and swollen by his vicious attack.
"Our relationship is growing," Brown admitted during an interview with the Russ Parr Morning Show.
"We started off as friends and we're getting a little bit closer now."The crowned prince and princess of R&B, 19-year-old Brown and his 20-year-old girlfriend were one of the most adorable young couples in all of music.
"All I kept thinking the whole time, when is it going to stop? Rihanna knew how it looked, what other people thought.
Still, going from fully in love to 100 percent over isn't an easy switch no matter the circumstances, harder still when the whole world is weighing in.
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"She starts going off, she throws the phone," he said in . "From there she just spit in my face," Brown continued. Using an officer's cell, a frantic Rihanna placed phone calls to her manager, personal assistant and two other people, a source told E! County domestic-abuse counselor and by early March, Brown (who released a statement insisting he was "seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God's help, to emerging a better person") had been charged with two felony counts of assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury and making a criminal threat.With the car stopped, he put her in a headlock causing her to slowly lose consciousness as she struggled to break free.At one point, according to the police report, he even threatened to kill her. "I felt like a f--king monster."His fall felt as sudden as it was sharp, but their relationship had actually been on the decline for some time. From there, it just went downhill because there were too many verbal fights, physical fights as well."'I hate you.' Starts hitting me…She hits me a couple of more times and it doesn't go from translation to 'let's sit down, I'm telling you the truth.' It goes to, 'Now, I'm going to be mean, be evil.'"Painting her as the instigator, he said, "I remember she tried to kick me, but then I really hit her, with a closed fist, I punched her. "Spit blood in my face and it enraged me even more."Per the police report, he threatened to beat her when they got home, causing Rihanna to place frantic phone calls and texts to her assistants. News, but they all went unanswered as no one recognized the number. But none of that was enough to keep the madly in love duo apart. News, Brown reached out on Rihanna's 21st birthday Feb.The outreach only angered Brown more and he continued his barrage of punches as the vehicle swerved about. 20 and a week later, they had met up for a rendezvous at Sean Combs' nearly 13,000-square-foot Star Island mansion in Miami Beach that they ostensibly had hoped to keep private.
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