Chris Brown Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

22nd January 2016

Fact: Chris Brown is $5,000 (£3,330) richer after accepting a bet from rapper French Montana, who claimed the Kiss Kiss singer couldn't pull off a front flip. Video footage of the friendly wager, posted on social media, shows Brown taking on the task in a back yard and successfully completing the acrobatic challenge.

15th October 2015

Fact: R&B star Chris Brown has dedicated his new album to his baby daughter by naming it after her. His seventh studio release, Royalty, will hit retailers on 27 November (15). The child, the singer's first, was born last year (14) following his fling with model friend Nia Guzman. The former lovers recently agreed to share custody of the tot.

29th September 2015

Tweet: "Court went great today. Glad this all worked out." R&B singer Chris Brown celebrates reaching a custody agreement with model Nia Guzman over their daughter Royalty. He is allowed to spend 12 days a month with the child unsupervised.

24th September 2015

Quote: "We're not fighting... Chris is a good friend of mine. He's a really great talent, really good guy. All I did was like a few pictures. He didn't get angry... I liked a few of Karrueche's pictures, they were nice pictures, that's what Instagram is for. On the same day, I... liked some of Rihanna's, and like two of Beyonce's, and they (members of the media) pick out Karrueche out of that and made this storm (sic). I don't know, the media does that. All these blog sites, they twist me (sic)." Hip-hop star The Game blames gossip-mongers for trying to stir up trouble between himself and Chris Brown after he recently 'liked' photos posted on social media by the singer's ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran.

27th August 2015

Quote: "I'm the only singer who has been incarcerated and had a number one record at the same time." Chris Brown puts a positive spin on his past legal issues.

25th August 2015

Fact: R&B star Chris Brown suffered a wardrobe malfunction onstage at a gig in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Sunday night (23Aug15) when his jeans ripped as he performed a dance routine.

20th June 2015

Fact: R&B star Chris Brown spent almost $10,000 (£6,700) on three mini-motors for his baby daughter's recent first birthday. The cars are replicas of his own Range Rover and two Lamborghinis.

5th May 2015

Tweet: "I honestly never knew I could love someone as strong as I do. I'm gonna give her the world." R&B star and new dad Chris Brown can't stop gushing about his daughter Royalty after sharing a photo with fans of the youngster sleeping. The child was conceived during a fling between Brown and a model named Nia Guzman. She gave birth last summer (14).

30th April 2015

Fact: Chris Brown and street artist Alec Monopoly have teamed up to decorate a West Hollywood parking lot. The odd couple took over a lot owned by producer David Weintraub and turned it into a graffiti masterpiece over the course of three nights. reports the police showed up several times following reports of vandalism but no one was arrested as Brown and Monopoly had been given permission to tag at will.

29th March 2015

Fact: Chris Brown's first date with model ex KARRUECHE TRAN was a late-night dinner at Los Angeles diner Norm's in 2011. The couple's on/off romance ended recently when Tran discovered her boyfriend had fathered a child with another model.

9th March 2015

Fact: Chris Brown surprised fans during his concert in Inglewood, California on Sunday (08Mar15) by bringing his nephew onstage. Footage obtained by shows the young boy, who is wearing an oversized gold necklace, being handed a microphone by rapper Tyga. The youngster then sings the lyrics to Brown's song Loyal while Tyga and Brown dance in the background.

9th February 2015

Fact: Chris Brown's art is featured on a wall at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. The Kiss Kiss hitmaker painted a mural of the artists who have influenced and inspired him in his career, including Michael Jackson, James Brown and Prince.

18th November 2014

Fact: R&B star Chris Brown has paid homage to slain rapper Tupac Shakur by having the lyrics to one of his tracks scrawled on his Lamborghini. The Kiss Kiss singer hired artist Huero for the job and he spent 16 hours handpainting the lyrics to Lord Knows on the star's sportscar. And to make sure Brown didn't upset too many people with his colourful ride, he asked Huero to remove all the expletives and N-words.

3rd November 2014

Quote: “I’m scared of marriage cause I’m young right now. Kids? Yeah man, I need a little Chris Brown cause when I can’t dance no more I need to teach him something. (But) I ain’t rushing (sic)." R&B star Chris Brown wants to take his time before settling down with on/off girlfriend Karrueche Tran.

3rd November 2014

Quote: "It's been almost five years. She's straight. I dig her man. She's dope... I feel like, especially being in this industry, you just need somebody that understands you; who understands who you are personally except for your name. Me and her have a real connection, like best friends on top of our intimacy. At the end of the day, me and her have a great relationship. We're best friends." Singer Chris Brown has nothing but love for his on/off girlfriend Karrueche Tran.

29th September 2014

Fact: R&B star Chris Brown had to fend off an overzealous fan during a weekend (27-28Sep14) appearance at the Limelight Houston nightclub in Texas after the woman attempted to grab his face for a kiss. In video footage of the incident, the singer appears to push the devotee away with his arm as he walks through the club with his on/off girlfriend, Karrueche Tran.

18th September 2014

Quote: "I think people kinda always get misconceptions because if you don't see us in the headlines, dating or with each other, it's always, 'Oh, they hate each other'. Me and her are friends... We have a great understanding, there are no issues." R&B star Chris Brown insists he and former girlfriend Rihanna have a great relationship.

24th August 2014

Tweet: "It's disappointing that we as a society can't have fun or enjoy ourselves without any altercations sometimes. Miss me with the bulls**t!!!" Singer Chris Brown expresses his anger over the shooting incident that occurred during his pre-MTV Video Music Awards party early on Sunday (24Aug14) at 1Oak nightclub in Los Angeles, where Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight was reportedly shot twice and two other people were injured.

21st August 2014

Quote: "Damn near 5 years and this woman still putting up with my s**t. Need to have this baby and stop playing!" Chris Brown appears to confirm rumours he has reunited with on-off girlfriend Karrueche Tran. The singer posted the message on on Wednesday (20Aug14).

4th August 2014

Tweet: "I been through a lot in my life. Made a lot of mistakes along the way. But through it all I've always been true to myself and through God I've been able to take care of my family! I should regret some things but I think the lessons learned will shape me into a real man. I'm grateful and appreciative! Thank you for life!" R&B singer Chris Brown reflects on his troubling past, including his 2009 conviction for assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna.

16th July 2014

Fact: Once-feuding stars Drake and Chris Brown have teamed up with basketball hero Blake Griffin to film a skit for Wednesday night's (16Jul14) ESPY Awards. The rapper and the R&B star's entourages famously fought at a New York nightclub in 2012, before patching up their differences by hitting the studio together last October (13). Now they have proved their rivalry is over by filming the sketch, which will debut during the televised U.S. sports awards.

15th July 2014

Fact: Chris Brown has spent a reported $10,000 (£6,250) to have his Lamborghini sports car painted blue. The vehicle was previously decked out in a camouflage-style design.

12th July 2014

Fact: Chris Brown and Drake have sparked rumours they are working together on new music after a photograph of the two entertainers in a music studio surfaced online on Thursday (10Jul14). Brown and Drake first announced they were teaming up with each other in October (13), following an ending to their longstanding feud after an incident in a New York nightclub in 2012, when their entourages became embroiled in a violent altercation.

7th July 2014

Fact: R&B star Chris Brown and singer/actor Jamie Foxx stunned diners at Malibu, California's popular sushi restaurant Nobu on Saturday night (05Jul14) by teaming up for an impromptu show. The pair grabbed the microphone and performed Foxx's Kanye West collaboration Gold Digger for the crowd, while rapper pal Tyga also hopped onstage to play his hit Rack City, much to guests' delight.

2nd June 2014

Tweet: "Back to the Music and the Fans... Thank you God." Troubled singer Chris Brown is looking forward to getting back to work following his release from prison on Monday (02Jun14).

6th May 2014

Tweet: "Happy Birthday Christopher I love and miss you.. Can't wait to give you a big kiss and hug." Chris Brown's girlfriend Karrueche Tran remembers the troubled R&B star as he celebrates his 25th birthday behind bars on Monday (05May14). The Kiss Kiss singer is awaiting trial on assault charges.

18th March 2014

Tweet: "I get a call that the song was pushed back... then I get a call that it isn't... gonna take the back seat with this one." Ariana Grande is in the dark about the release of her duet with Chris Brown following the news that he will remain in jail until the end of April (14).

31st October 2013

Fact: Pop superstar Justin Bieber has found a new hobby - he showed off his graffiti skills by tagging a wall in Bogota, Colombia on Wednesday night (30Oct13). The Baby hitmaker paid tribute to his dead hamster by spraying 'R.I.P. Pac' above an image of a frog, and then appeared to show his support to embattled Chris Brown by writing 'Free Breezy' in another spot. The R&B singer, who is nicknamed Breezy by his fans, is currently seeking treatment for anger management after he was arrested for assault in Washington, D.C. on Sunday (27Oct13)

27th August 2013

Tweet: "The community service isn't a problem anymore. Ill do what ever duty I need too to fulfil my requirements as a man and a leader." Chris Brown is getting serious about the 1,000 hours of community labour sentence he was handed earlier this month after violating the terms of his probation.

26th July 2013

Tweet: "I will not be performing in Jakarta on September 14th. This is false advertising and a fraudulent date." R&B star Chris Brown warns fans in Indonesia to beware of bogus concert promoters after spotting an advertisement for a fake gig there.

24th July 2013

Fact: Chris Brown has given his luxury Lamborghini a makeover by hiring professional customisers to paint it in the style of a Nike Air Foamposite Camo sneaker. The paint job reportedly cost the Kiss Kiss hitmaker around $15,000 (£10,000).

7th July 2013

Fact: R&B star Chris Brown handed out new shoes to underprivileged children on Saturday (06Jul13) as he hosted a Los Angeles charity event for his Unity Campaign. The charity drive was sponsored by sports shoe giant Reebok.

17th June 2013

Fact: Chris Brown has brought Aaliyah back from the dead for an eerie appearance in his new video. The late R&B star appears as a hologram in the promo for Don't Think They Know, which also features vocals she recorded before she died in a 2001 plane crash.

23rd May 2013

Fact: R&B star Chris Brown is the proud new owner of an English bulldog puppy. The hitmaker shared a photo of the 16 week-old pooch on his official website on Wednesday (22May13), alongside the caption, "I'm excited to introduce you to the latest member of the fam! Check out the pic of my new English bulldog puppy that I got last night."

7th May 2013

Tweet: "Sometime (sic) loving someone is too much! So loving from a distance will help everyone grow! Be blessed. Live ya life!" Chris Brown gets philosophical about love after recently confirming he has split from on/off girlfriend Rihanna.

3rd May 2013

Fact: Rappers Wu-Tang Clan, Kendrick Lamar, A$Ap Rocky and Fabolous and R&B stars Chris Brown and Miguel are among the stars lined up for the 2013 Summer Jam concert in New Jersey. The big annual gig will also feature sets by 2 Chainz, Wale and French Montana and will take place at the MetLife Stadium on 2 June (13).

2nd May 2013

Fact: R&B star Chris Brown has given his fans a treat as his birthday approaches by releasing a new song online for free. The Kiss Kiss hitmaker turns 24 years old on Sunday (05May13) and he started his celebrations early on Wednesday (01May13) by sharing his raunchy track Give It Away.

19th April 2013

Tweet: "You are not powerless. The #heart responds to suffering with love. Please send your #love to Boston and Texas." Chris Brown urges his Twitter followers to hold those caught up in the drama of the bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon and the West Texas fertiliser plant explosion in their thoughts.

12th April 2013

Quote: "He's great, I've known him obviously since he first came to me over the whole Rihanna case. I've watched him over the past four years, I've talked to Rihanna and she has seen, I have seen, a monumental change in him... He's accepted everything that's come at him... He's grown and matured." Chris Brown's lawyer Mark Geragos on his client's progress since his assault conviction in 2009.

11th April 2013

Fact: Rihanna appears to have poured scorn on reports suggesting she is single again - she took to on Wednesday (10Apr13) to post a photo of herself with smiling boyfriend Chris Brown. In the snap, the Bajan beauty can be seen cuddling up to him as they enjoy a ride in a convertible.

27th March 2013

Quote: "You can lose it all and I'm not just saying fame or stardom because that's not what it's about. I'm talking about dignity, integrity. You know, you lose yourself in a way. So that process of me having to deal with any trials and tribulations I went through at that time, it was a learning step for me. Everything was learning, and I learned from certain mistakes, and I'm getting better as the days come." Chris Brown on bouncing back from his 2009 assault charge after he was convicted of beating up girlfriend Rihanna.

27th March 2013

Quote: "I love that song... I would love to cover it." Chris Brown wants to record a version of Taylor Swift's I Knew You Were Trouble.

26th March 2013

Quote: "I'm not as hands on as I used to be. I totally deleted my Instagram and I get on Twitter every now and then to touch base with my fans because I love my fans. But sometimes when you're a young kid and you have impulsive techniques you kind of get like, 'Arghhh! I can't stand you'. People love (Twitter wars), they eat it up, so I'd rather not feed them that." Chris Brown is staying away from Twitter.

26th March 2013

Quote: "We actually are collaborating. I'm trying to get her on my album, I have a couple songs that would be incredible for her to feature on. But as for now, I'm just in the studio writing for her and collaborating on new stuff and trying to give her some party music and fun stuff." R&B star Chris Brown on working with Jennifer Lopez.

28th February 2013

Fact: Chris Brown has reportedly bought girlfriend Rihanna a $65,000 (£40,000) pair of Neil Lane earrings. The Umbrella singer, who turned 26 last week (ends22Feb13), fell in love with the chandelier earrings when Lane loaned them to her for a recent red carpet event - and Brown took note.

21st February 2013

Fact: Rihanna spent her 25th birthday with on/off boyfriend Chris Brown on Wednesday (20Feb13). She posted a photo of the lovers sharing the back seat of car on In the shot, the bikini-clad Umbrella singer appears to be sitting on her beau's lap, smiling for the camera and sticking out her tongue. In an accompanying tweet she wrote, "Pour it up pour it up!"

30th November 2012

Quote: "When it comes to my love life, the perception seems as though I am a player. But that's not true. Love is something I am still learning. It's just an obstacle that I haven't yet mastered. I think that's my biggest hurdle in life." Chris Brown is adamant rumours about his love life are often untrue.

1st November 2012

Fact: Controversial singer Chris Brown celebrated Halloween (31Oct12) by dressing up as a gun-toting Arab fighter, complete with ammunition, false bushy beard, and flowing robes. He posted a photograph of himself posing in the outfit with pals on

18th October 2012

Fact: Chris Brown has added a new tattoo to his skin art collection. The R&B star, who has reportedly reconciled with ex-girlfriend Rihanna, has had a lion etched on the front of his neck.

16th October 2012

Quote: "To the world, I feel like there's no closure. There's some obsession that's continued even throughout when we weren't friends or couldn't be friends at all. Hated each other. The world hasn't let go... They haven't seen any progress in our friendship... So now it's a bit of a fascination, I guess... But they're not on the inside. They can't see what I see." Rihanna is baffled by the public's fascination with her relationship with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.

2nd October 2012

Fact: R&B star Chris Brown rounded up his rap pals Nelly, Waka Flocka Flame, Shawty Lo and Roscoe Dash on Sunday (30Sep12) to take part in an all-star charity basketball game in Atlanta, Georgia against Djs from local radio station Hot 107.9.

18th June 2012

Fact: New York nightclub W.i.P has been shut down following the violent brawl last week (13Jun12) which left R&B singer Chris Brown with a cut to his chin.

21st May 2012

Fact: R&B star Chris Brown's show-stopping performance of new single Turn Up The Music at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday (20May12) featured a Bmx bike stunt troupe, which raced and spun on ramps on the stage behind him.

22nd April 2012

Tweet: "I can't wait until a brother can come back to the UK!!!!!!! Number 1 record an not allowed in....Sweet!" Embattled R&B star Chris Brown wants U.K. border officials to lift a ban on him working in the country due to his criminal record in the U.S.

18th February 2012

Fact: R&B star Chris Brown has made his directorial debut by stepping behind the camera for his new video, Turn Up The Music. The Kiss Kiss hitmaker, who has showed off his acting skills in dance movie Stomp the Yard and 2010 heist film Takers, released the promo on Friday (17Feb12).

23rd September 2011

Fact: Singer Chris Brown lived up to his promise to reward the fan who turned in his lost watch at the MTV Video Music Awards in August (11) by inviting her to his concert in Cincinnati, Ohio. Brown gave the woman two tickets and invited her to hang out with him backstage before the show.

19th September 2011

Tweet: "Voice is super raspy this morning... We still bout to kill the show in Detroit today!!!" R&B star Chris Brown is struggling with a sore throat while on tour across America.

27th July 2011

Fact: Chris Brown and former Destiny's Child star Kelly Rowland are set to embark on a join tour together this autumn (11). The Kiss Kiss hitmaker announced the news on his account on Wednesday (27Jul11) and teased fans by revealing that other "incredible" artists were set to jump on board, too.

15th July 2011

Tweet: "18 to 20 thousand people showed up at 7 this morning! That's crazy!! Biggest crowd the today show ever had!" R&B singer Chris Brown shut down New York City's Rockefeller Center on Friday (15Jul11) for U.S. breakfast show Today's Summer Concert Series. Fans camped out overnight (14-15Jul11) just to watch the Kiss Kiss hitmaker perform a short set.

21st May 2011

Fact: Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. showed off his fancy footwork on Britain's The Graham Norton Show on Friday (20May11) by breakdancing to Chris Brown and Benny Benassi's track Beautiful People.

27th April 2011

Quote: "It was a great experience. Chris is such a talented dude. He's always in the studio, and to work with him is really fun. We were able to collaborate really well together, and the vibe in the studio was really chill; just two musicians writing together." Joe Jonas on teaming up with Chris Brown for his new solo album.

25th April 2011

Fact: Justin Bieber has hinted he will be teaming up with his Next 2 You collaborator Chris Brown when he takes his ongoing tour Down Under. Brown is already in Australia with his own concert series, and Bieber fuelled speculation about a joint performance by posting their track on his page and writing, "Australia... We are coming... And there might be some surprises."

1st April 2011

Tweet: "I'm the happiest I've been in my life in a long time!! Thx to my fans!" Embattled R&B singer Chris Brown insists he's in a good place after topping the U.S. album charts for the first time earlier this week (ends01Apr11).

11th March 2011

Quote: "We’re gonna tag my whole house up. I want to get pictures of me and paint over them. A lot of people just think it’s about spraying paint, but it’s about air pressure, what kind of nozzles you use, which way to hold it so you can make the perfect line.” R&B singer Chris Brown is planning to fill his new West Hollywood home with graffiti art.

9th March 2011

Quote: "People are always gonna talk. But I'm in a positive place. I consider myself a grown-a** man... At the end of the day, if I walk around apologising to everybody, I'm gonna look like a damn fool... You can't blame people for how they want to be portrayed or if they don't want to be associated with somebody who had a particular mishap." Chris Brown is determined to brush off negative feeling about his 2009 assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

28th February 2011

Quote: "I'm always going to give you great music, I'm always going to do stuff that inspires kids, I'm always gonna do positive stuff. But I'm not going to live my life caring about what they say about me - because I know who I am." Defiant Chris Brown refuses to let the fall-out from his assault charges against ex-girlfriend Rihanna get to him.

21st February 2011

Tweet: "Back from the studio finishing up a new record with Chris Brown for his new album. We teased you with 'UP'. you're gonna go crazy for this!" Justin Bieber gives fans news of his latest collaboration.

2nd February 2011

Fact: Saturday Night Live bosses are courting controversy - racy comic Russell Brand and disgraced R&B star Chris Brown will guest on the weekly show's 12 February (11) episode.

28th December 2010

Tweet: "Me and @justinbieber got a BANGER/SMASH record for all the fans out there at the top of the NEW YEAR!!! 2011 #BREEZYTAKEOVER." Chris Brown on his top secret new collaboration with Justin Bieber.

21st December 2010

Tweet: "im done with class. i have enough self respect and decency to be proud of accomplishing this DV class. Boyz run from (their) mistakes. Men learn from them!!!" Chris Brown is proud to have completed his 52-week anti-domestic violence course following his conviction for assaulting ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

29th October 2010

Quote: "I smile for real this time. The smiles come from inside this time and it exudes in (sic) everything I do. People feel my energy is different. When I smile they can tell that it's pure bliss and not just a cover up." Rihanna is content now she is dating baseball star Matt Kemp, after her nasty break-up with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown last year (09).

29th October 2010

Quote: "Everything (is) good, I'm definitely - me personally and mentally - I'm a great guy now. Definitely just a person who's promoting positivity all the time, so that's just me." Chris Brown is convinced he's turned his life around after he was convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend Rihanna last year (09).

29th October 2010

Quote: "I couldn't have been the woman I am today, or the friend, or the sister, or the artist, or the role model I am today if I didn't go through what I went through in the last year and a half." Rihanna insists her troubled relationship with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown has shaped her into a better person.

27th October 2010

Quote: "God has a crazy way of working, and sometimes when stuff happens you feel like, 'What did I do to deserve this? Why was it backfiring on me?' But I needed that wake-up call in my life. I needed a turning point, and that's what God was giving to me." Rihanna is determined to see the positive side of her bust-up with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown last year (09).

30th June 2010

Quote: "You're never prepared for the day that you have to get out of that (a bad) relationship - it's never something that's going to be easy to deal with. But you know it's the right thing to do. And just know that one day you're going to wake up and be over it." Rihanna on moving on from her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, following their highly-publicised bust-up last year (09).

26th June 2010

Fact: Troubled R&B star Chris Brown will join Michael Jackson's niece GENEVIEVE among performers at Saturday's (26Jun10) unofficial Forever Michael tribute to the King of Pop, which will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

10th June 2010

Fact: R&B singer Chris Brown personally presented cheques for $25,000 (£16,667) to both the American Red Cross and the Central Virginia Food Bank charities on Monday (07Jun10), after raising $50,000 (£33,333) from the Virginia Stand Up! A Call To Action benefit concert in his home state of Virginia last month (May10).

16th December 2009

Quote: "I didn't really want to be around anybody, for them to stare at me and stuff, and feel sorry for me. So I just... I stayed in the house a lot. Then I started to get cabin fever. I was like, 'I'm going crazy in here'." Rihanna on her struggle to recover from her split from Chris Brown.

15th December 2009

Quote: "I wanted people to move on with me, 'cause the last thing they know about me is that night. And I don't want that to be what people define me as." R&B star Rihanna doesn't want to be remembered for the fight with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown which left her battered and bruised and her former partner serving community service for assault.

29th November 2009

Fact: Chris Brown has followed ex-girlfriend Rihanna's lead and revealed all about their infamous bust-up in an interview with popular U.S. news show 20/20. The Umbrella hitmaker previously opened up about the former couple's relationship, and the February (09) fight which ended the romance, on the programme with legendary journalist Diane Sawyer earlier this month (Nov09).

25th November 2009

Quote: "If you don't send your boyfriend naked pictures, then I feel bad for him!" R&B beauty Rihanna brushes off the controversy surrounding the semi-nude photos of her that leaked online last year (08). The sexy images, which showed Rihanna in a pair of panties, were intended for the eyes of her then-boyfriend Chris Brown.

20th November 2009

Quote: "I smiled myself to sleep. It was the best feeling. I drank some red wine, and just smiled myself to sleep. It felt so good." Rihanna was relieved after revealing all on U.S. TV about her February (09) attack at the hands of ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.

13th November 2009

Fact: R&B singer Cassie has lent her support to disgraced Chris Brown by appearing as his love interest in his new video. The promo for CRAWL premiered on U.S. TV on Friday's (13Nov09) Wendy Williams Show. It's his first official single since his violent bust-up with ex-girlfriend Rihanna in February (09).

10th November 2009

Quote: "It was the biggest weight lifted off my chest... That was my first real time opening up. I had a lot of tension bottled up. So when I finally spoke about it, it felt really good." Rihanna found it therapeutic to tell all about the night her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown attacked her in February (09). The singer opened up about the incident for the first time in a TV interview with U.S. newswoman Diane Sawyer, which aired in the U.S. on Friday (06Nov09).

9th November 2009

Quote: "I get very embarrassed, very angry... I don't like to see it. It's humiliating to see your face like that." Rihanna has no desire to see the police photo of her injuries in the aftermath of the February (09) attack by ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, when she was violently beaten following a heated argument. The shocking image was leaked to the press shortly after the incident.

9th November 2009

Quote: "It had nothing to do with the situation but I could see how people could put it onto that situation. When I thought about it, I was like, 'Yeah, let me not wear that. Let me take that off - because that's giving off the wrong message.'" Disgraced R&B star Chris Brown regrets wearing a medallion sporting the word 'Oops!' in the weeks after he attacked ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

8th November 2009

Quote: "I just wanted it to stop, I wasn't interested in hurting him back." Rihanna just wanted to escape the horror of the February (09) attack by her then-boyfriend Chris Brown.

8th November 2009

Quote: "I did that so people could see that I actually was doing, owning up to my responsibility and I wasn't just saying, 'Oh yeah, I'm a do it (sic), but you ain't gonna see me do it...' I really wanted to show people that, 'Look, I'm doing it.' It's, like, eight to nine hours a day; it's a lot of work, but it gives me a lot of time to think." Chris Brown on his decision to post photos of himself performing community labour tasks online. The R&B star was handed the service sentence after pleading guilty to beating ex-girlfriend Rihanna during a fight in February (09).

7th November 2009

Quote: "He forgot the pain that he felt with his mum. Fame came to Chris at a very young age. And with fame comes a lot of different things. The freedom, no limits, no boundaries. You're a kid and the word 'no' doesn't exist. You become invincible and you don't think. There's no right or wrong, you just do what you want to do." Rihanna tries to understand what led to her then-boyfriend Chris Brown violently attacking her during a heated argument in February (09). Brown has previously spoken out about seeing his own mother being beaten up by an abusive lover.

7th November 2009

Quote: "I get very embarrassed, very angry... I don't like to see it. It's humiliating to see your face like that." Rihanna has no desire to see the police photo of her injuries in the aftermath of the February (09) attack by ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, when she was violently beaten following a heated argument. The shocking image was leaked to the press shortly after the incident.

7th November 2009

Quote: "I just wanted it to stop, I wasn't interested in hurting him back." Rihanna just wanted to escape the horror of the February (09) attack by her then-boyfriend Chris Brown.

6th November 2009

Quote: "We were in love, it just takes time, love doesn't go away right away. He didn't accept that very well. Obviously he didn't want us to be apart but I knew I had to make a decision for me." Rihanna admits it was a difficult decision to break up for good with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown after he violently attacked her in February (09).

6th November 2009

Quote: "I heard things like... 'Don't get too close, he might punch you in the face'. Anybody that says anything and you hear it, you'll be like, 'Damn! Damn!'" Chris Brown admits he's finding harsh comments about his attack on Rihanna tough to take.

20th October 2009

Fact: Rihanna unveiled her comeback single RUSSIAN ROULETTE on her official website on Tuesday (20Oct09). The track, written by NE-YO, is the first release from the R&B beauty's upcoming album RATED R, which hits music retailers on 23 November (09). The disc is Rihanna's follow up to 2007's GOOD GIRL GONE BAD and her first new song since her highly-publicised fight with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown in February (09).

3rd September 2009

Quote: "That night is one of the nights that I wish I could take back and I'm really ashamed of what I did. No one taught us how to love. No one taught us how to control our emotions. There's a lot of stuff that I wish I could change." Chris Brown deeply regrets losing his temper and violently assaulting ex-girlfriend Rihanna in a highly-publicised incident in February (09).

3rd September 2009

Quote: "They did it with Michael Jackson (with the child sex allegations). People love negativity, people feed on that. If I live my life in a positive way maybe people can see past this." Chris Brown hopes the media will allow him to move forward and work towards making amends for assaulting Rihanna in the headline-grabbing incident earlier this year (09). Jackson was cleared of all charges in his 2005 trial.

3rd September 2009

Quote: "I know I can do a lot more that I intend to do. I'm not saying that I'm above picking up litter, but I know that I can do a lot more to prove myself as a role model to young kids." Disgraced singer Chris Brown is willing to work hard to rebuild his reputation as someone youngsters can look up to following his conviction for beating up ex-girlfriend Rihanna earlier this year (09). He was sentenced to five years probation and six weeks of hard labour.

6th May 2009

Fact: Disgraced R&B star Chris Brown celebrated his 20th birthday with a low-key bash as his ex-girlfriend grabbed the headlines at New York's Met Gala. Brown, who bid farewell to his troubled teens on Tuesday (05May09), celebrated his birthday with family and close friends on Monday night (04May09) in Virginia.

30th April 2009

Quote: "Chris sounds like old news to me. (She is) a different person, back to herself. Its like Chris never existed. She seems reborn. Rihanna's father RONALD FENTY is convinced his daughter has moved on from ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.

24th April 2009

Quote: "She's phenomenal. She's confident and strong and doing what she does." OneRepublic singer/songwriter RYAN TEDDER insists Rihanna is doing well after her much-publicised pre-Grammy fight with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.

20th March 2009

Fact: Website is airing a re-enactment of the alleged fight between Chris Brown and Rihanna in a bid to stamp out domestic abuse. Two actors recreate the violent bust-up as a narrator reads the harrowing police report about the 8 February (09) incident, which has landed Brown with two felony assault charges.

12th March 2009

Fact: More than 10,000 people had signed an online petition asking Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards organisers to strip Chris Brown of his nominations on Wednesday morning (11Mar09) - as the troubled R&B star, charged with assaulting his girlfriend Rihanna, withdrew his name from the ballot.

26th February 2009

Quote: "My heart goes out to Rihanna. That sister didn't deserve that whooping." Rapper Busta Rhymes on the pop star's alleged altercation with boyfriend Chris Brown.

20th February 2009

Quote: "Damn Chris Brown.The photo of Rihanna is making you look like the new Ike Turner. All jokes aside, dude is about to have BIG problems." Rapper Xzibit sees trouble ahead for CHRIS BROWN after a photo surfaced on the internet, allegedly showing a bruised RIHANNA following a heated argument between the couple.

17th February 2009

Quote: "I hope he learned his lesson, and that this will never happen to another woman. I was really shocked because hes such a talented person. Hes a little immature. Rihanna's father RONALD FENTY on his daughter's alleged bust-up with boyfriend Chris Brown.

17th February 2009

Quote: "Right now I can't think of anything that makes me support anything that Chris Brown is saying at this time. And my heart just aches for Rihanna." Oprah Winfrey's best pal and broadcaster Gayle King does not want to listen to CHRIS BROWN's statement following his alleged fight with girlfriend RIHANNA.

13th February 2009

Fact: Chris Brown's alleged fight with girlfriend Rihanna is already costing him dear - the rented Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder sports car he was driving at the time of the incident is setting him back $2,000 (£1,300)-a-day, even though he's no longer behind the wheel. The vehicle was impounded by police after Brown turned himself in and was charged with making criminal threats.

12th February 2009

Fact: Rihanna has recorded a new single with Mario, ironically called EMERGENCY ROOM. The R&B star spent Sunday (08Feb08) morning in the emergency room at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after she was allegedly injured in a fight with boyfriend Chris Brown.

3rd August 2008

Fact: R+B star Chris Brown has teamed up with designers at headwear firm New Era Cap to launch his own line of branded baseball caps. The singer will receive royalty payments when the hats go on sale on 14 August (08) at selected U.S. stores.

30th July 2008

Quote: "I lost. There's, like, a five per cent chance now. Wayne is definitely on top of his game right now. He might win. He has the flavour." R+B star Chris Brown is convinced he will lose out on winning the Best Male Video gong at this year's (08) MTV Video Music Awards to fellow nominee Lil Wayne. Brown's song WITH YOU will compete against the rapper's chart smash LOLLIPOP at the September (08) ceremony.

27th June 2008

Quote: "Our relationship is growing. We started off as friends and we're getting a little bit closer now… But I don't want to let down all my girlfriends, so all the ladies out there, I still love y'all!" Chris Brown on rumours he is dating fellow R+B singer Rihanna.

26th June 2008

Fact: Kanye West, MARY J. BLIGE, Rihanna and Chris Brown will be kicking off America's Independence Day celebrations in New Orleans, Louisiana next weekend (04-06Jul08) when they take to the stage at the 14th annual Essence Music Festival.

18th May 2008

Quote: "People always want to know what it is and what it isn't. People think they know. They try to guess. Sometimes you just need your privacy. But it comes with the territory. There's no privacy when you are out in the public." R+B star Rihanna refuses to be drawn on her romance with fellow singer Chris Brown.

26th March 2008

Quote: "I don't want to say I'm the King; I just hopefully can be the Prince of Pop." R+B singer Chris Brown wants to emulate the success of his idol MICHAEL JACKSON.

2nd February 2008

Quote: "I started getting them at the age of 13. Most moms wouldn't be cool with that but mine didn't mind as long as they stood for something positive." Chris Brown on his eight tattoos.

24th November 2007

Quote: "A performance with me, Omarion, Usher and JUSTIN (TIMBERLAKE) all in one. And then the grand finale, MICHAEL (JACKSON) would come out." R+B singer Chris Brown reveals his dream concert line-up.

12th November 2007

Fact: Chris Brown's 2007 is ending as it started - he's struggling to perform. The RUN IT singer had to hobble through a performance at the Grammy Awards in February (07) with a fractured foot, and now he has bruised his vocal cord.

22nd March 2007

Fact: HUSTLE + FLOW star Terrence Howard's first single will feature R+B star Chris Brown after the RUN IT singer asked if he could record a track over the tune after hearing it in the studio. The track will feature on Howard's debut album, ELEPHANTS WITH GUITARS.

9th January 2007

Fact: R+B star Chris Brown is getting ready early for Christmas 2007 - his new festive film THIS CHRISTMAS started shooting in Los Angeles with Regina King and Nia Long yesterday (08JAN07).

5th October 2006

Fact: RUN IT singer Chris Brown will be a guest star on the fourth season of The OC, playing a band geek who strikes up a relationship with KAITLIN COOPER (WILLA HOLLAND).

5th October 2006

Quote: "I want to be a role model - to tell kids to believe they can be something when they're older. That they can follow their dreams and still be good. Innocence is good." R+B singer Chris Brown wants his fans to remain pure and ambitious.

6th June 2006

Quote: "By the end of the tour the front windshield and the entire bus was covered with graffiti of names and phone numbers." RUN IT singer Chris Brown has a lot of options when it comes to fans who want a date.

9th December 2005

Fact: <p>Reggae star Sean Paul, Chris Brown, Sugarland and the Pussycat Dolls will join THE Bangles, 311 and 3 DOORS DOWN in the line-up for Dick Clark's NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE TV special from New York City's Times Square. Ailing Clark, who suffered a stroke a year ago (04), will co-host the show with American Idol presenter Ryan Seacrest. </p>

24th November 2005

Fact: <p>Teenage rapper Chris Brown is still on top form - the 16-year-old's hit RUN IT! has notched up a second straight week at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart after toppling Kanye West's GOLD DIGGER last week (17NOV05). </p>

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