Chris Brown's ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran will always be his ''homie''.

The 'Fine China' singer - who dumped the model to reunite with Rihanna last October - says he will always love Karrueche because she supported him during the worst time of his life.

The 23-year-old R&B star, who is still on probation for violently beating Rihanna in 2009, told The Breakfast Club on US radio station Power 105.1 on Tuesday (02.04.13): ''She was my friend through it all. It was a friendship more than a relationship. I still love her, but at the end of the day, it's like I got love for her. She gone always be my homie!''

He also said that they are still close and he wishes ''all the best to her. We still have a clothing line. I only want her to progress. I don't want to stop her blessings.''

But he admitted it would be tough to see the 24-year-old date another celebrity, saying: ''Yeah, that would be a little close to home. At the end of the day I think it should be a respect boundary.''

Chris previously admitted he found it ''difficult'' to tell Karrueche that he still loved Rihanna, 25, and insisted he did not intentionally set out to be a ''player'' in the situation.

He said: ''I'm not trying to be a player. It's never an easy situation to tell another person that you still love another person, so that's kinda difficult. But our friendship, me and Karrueche's friendship, is still cool. We're still good friends.''

It was recently revealed that most of Chris' new album 'X' is about Karrueche.