Chris Brown has opened up the night about he was arrested for assaulting Rihanna in a clip from his new documentary Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life.

Following the 2009 incident, the singer was placed on probation for five years and sentenced to six months community service.

Speaking in detail about the shocking incident which saw photos of Rihanna’s battered and bruised face leaked, he says the pair had initially fallen out when he told her that he had slept with someone he used to work with.

He says: “She hated me. After that, I tried everything. She didn’t care, she just didn’t trust me after that. From there, it just went downhill because it would be fights, it would be verbal fights, physical fights as well.

“I still love Rihanna, but I’m just going to be honest – we would fight each other, she would hit me, I would hit her, but it never was OK. It was always a point to where we talk about it like, ‘What the f**k are we doing.”