Breakin’ up is hard to do— but Chris Brown can attest it’s even harder when there’s a love triangle involved.
Several months after releasing a video where he explained how he was in love with two women at once— Rihanna and his then girlfriend Karrueche Tran — the 23-year-old is now defending his actions.
“I’m not trying to be a player,” he said in an interview with Hot 97 radio station on April 1. “It’s never an easy situation to tell another person that you still love another person, so that’s kinda difficult.”
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Admitting that he released the video because he “wanted to be more of a man,” Chris also reveals that both women knew about the video before its release.
“Me being young, even with relationships in the past, I did a lot of lying, I did everything just to make sure nobody gets hurt in the process. I just don’t feel it’s necessary anymore in my life,” he says. “Nobody can hate me for being honest. I had to just be brutal. I told both of them that the video was coming out.”
After rumors swirled that Chris and Rihanna recently split, yet again, Chris cleared the air on the Today Show telling Matt Lauer “we’re fine.” But Chris is still in touch with Karrueche, admitting, “Me and Karrueche’s friendship is still cool. We’re still good friends.”