Pop/R&B singer Chris Brown was arrested yesterday and charged with physically assaulting his girlfriend, singer Rihanna.
Rihanna remains in a LA hospital where she is being treated for contusions and bite marks inflicted by Brown early Sunday morning.
The "Run It" singer is no stranger to domestic violence, according to this excerpt from a GIANT magazine article:
Like the day an 11-year-old Brown made a promise to his mother. He vowed that he would go to jail by age 15 for killing his abusive stepfather. "I just want you to know that I love you," he told her. "But I'm gonna take a baseball bat one day while you at work, and I'm gonna kill him." Brown's parents had separated when he was seven. When his mother remarried, she moved her son and his new stepfather to a trailer park. Then his stepfather shot himself in the head. The shot went straight through the eyes. He survived the suicide attempt but was permanently blinded.
"When you're blind, your senses are heightened, like your smell, hearing, your sense of touch," Brown explains. "You can move and maneuver around your sight. But he used to hit my mom. He made me terrified all the time, terrified like I had to pee on myself. I remember one night he made her nose bleed. I was crying and thinking, 'I'm just gonna go crazy on him one day.' I hate him to this day."
Source: Rashaun Hall, Online Editor | GIANT magazine/Interactive One