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Text Message Ignites Rihanna/Brown Violence

2/11/2009 1:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Brown & RihannaLaw enforcement sources confirm to TMZ Chris Brown received a text message from a woman while he was driving with Rihanna and that's what started the confrontation that left Rihanna battered and bruised.

We're told the text message was from a woman who wrote about hooking up with Brown later.

We've also learned there is a reference in the police report to an argument over a rapper, but we've learned this is NOT what triggered the argument. The woman who text messaged Brown is not a rapper. The NY Daily News first reported the text message.

As for Rihanna's injuries, we continue to learn more. Cops took multiple pictures at the scene. Chris Brown allegedly hit Rihanna so hard with his fists, she could barely open her eyes for the photos -- they were almost completely swollen shut. She had a fat lip, her mouth was swollen, her nose was badly bloodied, and she had contusions on her forehead and both sides of her face.

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61.

maria    

im sure that thats not the first time he beat her like that. i see it like this... first time victim second time volunteer.

2036 days ago
62.

MUST LOVE ALL RACES    

Why can't we all just get along? Be a lover, not a fighter. I hope he hooks up with a girl who took some self defense classes, so she can whip his #$%^^&@@$$*** and beat the %%^%$##@!***() out of him!

2036 days ago
63.

Rose City BS    

F what every body else is on Chris Brown did what he had to do and no one really know what happen but them of course ppl are going to say this and that but if a b**** gave me something she should know that she got something comin and the beatin will be nice .

2036 days ago
64.

Arual    

All i gotta say is hahaha rihanna is so fugly anywayzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!

2036 days ago
65.

jDiesel    

Put me in a room with that little punk for 5 minutes and I guarantee you he will never raise a hand to a woman again for the rest of his life.

2036 days ago
66.

Thierry    

i want to what the reason is why Chris beaten rihanna so bad? she must have done something really bad to Chris.

2036 days ago
67.

Ilona    

Rihanna's father and brothers (if she's got any) ought to pay Chris a visit and give that tiny pea head of his a few knocks. It's obviously wooden, so it shouldn't hurt him too much.

2036 days ago
68.

jDiesel    

Hey Rose Citi BS, Never mind it's only a punk who hits a woman, just walk away man, be a man not a punk.

Are you saying you would give up millions of dollars just to show a woman she had better keep her hands and mouth to herself. Oh that's right, it's called uncontrollable rage. Did she hurt your PRIDE!

2036 days ago
69.

RightToMic    

I hope this urges Rihanna to go public as well, to encourage other battered women to "stop the madness" of allowing men to beat on them and do nothing.
As for Chris Brown.......D O N E!!!!!!!!!

2036 days ago
70.

Flossy    

I WILL NEVER FORGIVE HIM FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE TO THAT BEAUTIFUL GIRL.

2036 days ago
71.

lita    

Chris brown needs some serious counseling(anger management classes). If he went through domestic violence as a young kid he will repeat the same cycle as a grown up no matter what he says. And for you girls out there that support him and that say that Rihanna got what she deserved shame on you. Learn how to have more dignity as a woman, If you were in her situation you would not be saying Sh@# like that.... Im sorry for what happened to you as a child Chris Brown but stop being a coward don't repeat the crap that you experienced, I'm sure u know better. Rihanna is a beautiful young woman she didnt deserve what you did to her. And get help so you can learn how to be a better young man. Take care Rihanna.

2036 days ago
72.

lola    

i think that not all the blame is to go to chris.. if she wouldnt have been so nosey and jelous she wouldnt have got her ass whooped!!!
she caused it by being to dramatic!!
she is not that pretty.. now she is gonna wanna do all these domestic violenvce awareness, when she was the one who triggered this arguement...

2036 days ago
73.

Jes'    

And to think: this was one of the stories we *did* hear about b/c it involved 2 celebs... If Rihanna and Chris Brown were just ppl. you knew down the street from you and this happened, would you still give a s--t? Either way: the whole situation sucks, and I seriously hope that Rihanna can move on from this and hold her head high and trust men. Chris Brown needs counseling. I don't wish the man ill, because deep down he and Rihanna are both human beings that are susceptible to real problems. Hope we all can learn something from this. You don't solve abuse with abuse. You solve it with re-education.

2036 days ago
74.

Victoria    

seems like they are following in the foot steps of another famous brown.... hopefully unlike whitney she will walk away.... though being in a similar situation for 2 and a half years i know how hard it can be to walk away.... u live on the good moments and tend to try to forget the bad moments... even when the bad moments mean your being thrown through windows and onto cars..... Rihanna if by chance u come across this..... lean on your family.... it will be hard for the first few months.... but after awhile the pain slowly goes away.... and the line is cut between you..... and your eyes open... and you see that where you thought you were biting into a juicy apple... he was just a soap bar making you sick..... stay strong girl.... the world is with you.

2036 days ago
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anonya    

4 all of u who are joking and taking this matter lightly i hope u r not in a relationship because it seems like u approve of domestic violence. doesnt matter who or how it was started it is wrong and nothing justifies it. Also if u are in relationships i hope your better/other halfs are reading this

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