Somethings should just stay in the past. Chris Brown shocked fans when he opened up about the fateful night when he brutally assaulted his then-girlfriend Rihanna as they drove home from a pre-Grammys party at Clive Davis’ house on Feb. 8, 2009 — but no one was more shocked than Rihanna herself. Sources exclusively reveal to In Touch that she was forced to relive the worst night of her life when Chris decided to share those graphic details in a clip from his new documentary, Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life.

“Rihanna was totally caught off-guard by Chris,” an insider tells In Touch. “She is really upset. She never thought he’d bring up this terrible part of their past like this.”

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Chris said the altercation started when Rihanna read a text message that he received from a woman that he had previously slept with. Chris claimed that the “Work” singer got mad and threw his phone and started to hit him until he hit her back.

“We are arguing, arguing, and arguing, so then I remember she tried to kick me,” the 28-year-old said. “It was just her being upset but then I really hit her with a closed fist, I punched her. It busted her lip and when I saw it I was in shock. I was like, ‘F–k, why the hell did I hit her like that…’ So from there, she spit blood in my face and I was like, ‘Yo!’ It enraged me more and it was a real on fight in a car. We [sic] driving in the street, so I am like ‘Yo, we tripping, what the f–k, what are we doing?'”

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“By this time, her lip was busted and had a knot in her head because I pushed her head up against the window,” he continued. “And a lot of the time I look back at that picture and I was like, ‘Yo bro that is not me bro, that is not me!’ I hate it to this day, you know what I am saying; it is going to haunt me forever.”

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