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Chris Brown shared a throwback photo of his father on on Wednesday.

The photo shows the pop singer sitting on a sofa between his parents, Clifton Brown and Joyce Hawkins. He is holding his toddler daughter, Royalty Brown, who turns 5 this month.

Brown's body language in the photo speaks volumes. The singer is leaning away from his father in the image.

In 2009, Brown revealed a history of domestic violence inflicted on his mom by his father.

The 30-year-old once said he hated his father so much he wanted to kill him with a baseball bat.

"He used to hit my mom. He made me terrified all the time, terrified like I had to pee on myself," he said.

"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."

The violence inspired Brown to study martial arts.

Unfortunately, the cycle of violence was completed when Brown violently attacked his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.

He was later admitted to an anger management rehab facility where he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

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  • 9 Mind

    Cute family. That's all I got!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile whatever ... and I see the resemblance ...... Chris keep being such a wonderful father ..... You are awesome with her and your mother ..... and believe it or not .... that goes all theeeee way .... Love you .... and much love to you ..... You will get there <3 Just stay true to you ... Pure !!!!!!! Indigo ...... I do see you ....... I am sending you so much love ....... (1)

  • C Mack

    Exactly the type of love CB deserves. None of us are perfect, but this man has grown.

  • teather

    I have ZERO words for this guy. The fact that he's a woman beater says enough. The fact that women will still stan on and cape for him is typical of women with no self esteem. Whatever floats your boat. If he's bipolar, I hope he stays on meds so that he keeps his hands to himself. He needs a good a$$ kickin himself is what he needs. What kind of BS is this?

  • teather

    I ALWAYS wondered about his Mom. Now I see her pic, I get it. He has no guidance, never did. He grew up alone and afraid. NO EXCUSES still. Lots of ppl grow up this way.

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  • Marlika

    I’m tired of hearing Chris being labeled as an “abuser” ????? I don’t condone domestic violence from a man or woman. BUT LETS CLEAR RIhanna is not an innocent victim. She was putting her paws ? on Chris as well. They’re both at fault. I love Rihanna and all but she’s by far a victim in her and Chris situation. They’re both wrong!! PERIODT!!?

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Wow, all these years and I thought Chris Brown said it was his stepfather and not the biological father. Hmmm....

  • Chris Breezy #1 fan

    Chris has been through so much & he deserves to be overflowing happiness. He has a good spirit about him & a gentel soul. His music still uplifts me & helps me through tough times. God bless him.

  • Juanita

    Please correct the article, it was his stepfather that was abusive not his biological father. He has stated this on numerous interviews. This is his biological father.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    It was his blind step father that did the abuse.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    He did say step father.

  • Gamer?? Chick

    He has his dads wild eyes...

  • Soda

    Wait, he was blind and still able to beat her?

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  • MJF

    I thought his stepdad was the abusive one and not his biological dad. Smh... looks like this was a misstatement.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Apparently so, as crazy at it sounds. His stepfather apparently attempted suicide by shooting himself. He survived but was blinded.

  • MsVAllDay

    Daddy is handsome!

  • Soda

    She must not have been good at playing Hide & Go Seek.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Yup! Blew my mind.

  • xenaD

    Damn. I thought that was the baby mama. He looks like Dad

  • LeGard JoJo

    this is why he got counseling and was able to forgive his dad and himself

  • Trace da Ace

    Girl I concur 1000%....this man made a mistake damn near 10 years ago...and has been chastised because of it.....he admitted he was wrong and owned up to his part in that mess with Rhi....she NEVER did. Everybody deserves a second chance...and he is no exception. I love me some Chris B....we both hail from VA!!! Love you CB....keep making beautiful music!

  • Renee26

    I thought it was the step dad who was abusive.... Whomever the man is up top he's handsome

  • Kayke

    He got his dad’s nose but he is his mother’s child.

  • Kayke

    His eyes are a little too close together for my liking. He looks like a black Monk.

  • Neva RuthLess

    I was his step father not his biological father sitting next to him on the couch.

  • Neva RuthLess

    Keep it real Chris hasn’t changed. He abused Kaerreuche as well which is why she still has a restraining order against him. I’m a huge fan of his but he never really self corrected.

  • Neva RuthLess

    Chris is definitely his mothers twin.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Dude in that pic got the CARAZY eyes ? ??

  • Topic Influencer

    Clarence Carter was known during his marriage to Candi Staton to be abusive and so was Ray Charles. Both are/were blind

  • datjerk

    Like his son

  • Soda

    I remember hearing a story about a man in a wheelchair who used to beat his woman. I thought, if that was me I'd put a stick through the spokes of his wheels to keep them from rolling. *Heads to YT to listen to favorite by Candi*

  • Shaylove1975

    Chris look like his moms best friend. They look identical. Her guy best friend she has posted him before on her Instagram page.

  • XoXo

    I wish in the eff a blind man would try to be abusive with me.

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  • guest

    I thought he said It was his stepfather that was abusive.

  • Renee26

    LMAO she coulda ran and ducked those fists you say??

  • Renee26

    Bangs fist on desk ... Where's my belt?! ?

  • Maxx

    I don't judge people only on their past discretions & we all are sinners, not one better than the other. Instead of trying to condone this young man for his errors in life, I choose to concentrate on my own misgivings. I pray that if he hasn't changed that a change is a coming and he gets the help he needs.

  • Logan Roberts

    I wonder did Chris's mom ever seek counseling for him and her.

  • Malificent

    He looks like his dad.

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  • Ms. Cree

    It was his step father that abused him. Not the bio father.

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    So he caught the hitting disease from his dad!

  • Mrs.Meenie

    Sorry Sandy but from one sister to another, just a piece of advice, check your facts before posting some of your stories especially this one just for an example this very story above. Chris clearly spoke on this in his documentary that his biological father NEVER abused his mother, it was his mom’s boyfriend. I hate when they talk about false information on sites I would hate for them to name SandraRose as one of them. I like your site and wish it nothing but success and longevity but false stories like this really tarnishes your site and you as a honest writer with integrity. Do better Sis...if you need a break the Roses will understand, just don’t keep feeding the people who support your site garbage stories like this one.