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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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106.

Fresh 1    

WHAT DID BROWN TELL RIHANNA WHEN SHE HAD TWO BLACK EYES??? (NOTHING) HE CLEARLY ALREADY TOLD HER TWICE ; O HA HA HA HA LOL RICK JAMES BABY!!!!!!!

1966 days ago
107.

Fresh 1    

SMAK THAT ASS UP ON THE FLOOR SMAK HER ASS DOWN TO THE FLOOR JUS SMAK THAT YEAH SMAK THAT BICH YEAH YEAH YEAH SMAK HER TILL SHE CAN'T TELL NO MORE JUST SMACK THAT BICH DOWN 2 THE FLOOR HA HA LOL

1966 days ago
108.

JefferyAlle    

I hear that there "reconciling". Must be this generations Ike & Tina Turner.

1965 days ago
109.

dana    

chris brown is the stupidest person in the world BOY u dont put ur hands on a women if i was her i would have beat the crap at ur body ...... Rihanna you need to go get u another man not a BOY!!!!!!!!! chris watch urself dont put ur hands on nobody !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU need to go to jail for (19) years .......................

1965 days ago
110.

DARKMAN    

MUT!.

1987 days ago
111.

Trophy wife Slim and Trim!!!!    

God I hope she is through with him... this kinda reminds me of the Lana Turner thing at the Academy Awards in the 50s...to

1987 days ago
112.

Rapper    

I'M RICK JAMES BITCH!!!!

1987 days ago
113.

Me    

I hope that someone in her camp is going to talk to her about getting counseling, especially if she shows ANY sign of wavering on continuing to see him. The worst thing she can possibly do is go back to him, saying, "He promises he'll never do it again. He just lost his temper. It was only that one time. He really didn't mean to."

1987 days ago
114.

lizouttavegas    

a beating is a beating is a beating...doesnt matter how talented or famous he is. doesnt matter how young he is. doesnt matter how he didnt mean to hurt her......HE DID. HE'S A BATTERER...maybe not before, but now..FOR SURE. get some help Chris, this is bad bad bad bad bad. nobody wins....especially not you. Rhianna...go home....make better choices next time. learn from this. Once is always too often, and once is NEVER enough.

1987 days ago
115.

same same same    

got caught cheating! explains alot!

1987 days ago
116.

dee    

that's strange. A woman texted brown to hook up later and it was Rihanna that got beat up? She probably was arguing with him about the woman and he just dismissed her and beat her up.

1987 days ago
117.

crys    

I hope Rihanna doesn't give him the time of day after this. The dude appears he was cheating on her and then beat her up. God, this reminds me of Ike Turner... I hope that Brown's carreer is over after that. We already have enough rich punks out there.

1987 days ago
118.

anthony    

Rihanna really should consider doing a public service announcement for battered and abused women, including the pictures the police took from the night of the assault. so many young girls look up to her, this could be a good way to teach them about domestic violence. on another note, any man that feels the need to bash in a womans face over a fight they got in is a coward, a p*ssy, and a total embarrassment to all other men out there. that boy will probably get off though, his attorney will use the defense that he grew up in an abusive home and suffers from post traumatic stress and didnt know its not right to beat the living hell out of a woman just because he felt like it. HRIS BROWN, YOU ARE A COWARD AND A DISGUSTING WASTE OF FLESH....GET SOME ANGER MANAGEMENT AND I HOPE YOU CAN LEARN FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE. Now that his career is over, i bet we will see him working at a local in and out burger when he gets out of jail.

1987 days ago
119.

Anna    

He is nasty!!!!!!!!!!!! She is beautiful!!! WTF was she doing with him in the first place? Nobody would give this ass**** the time of day if he wasnt rich. He was gonna hook up with some girl "later on" WTF is that!?!?! God I hope she is done with him he is so ugly she can do so much better! Good job bringing us more info TMZ!!! keep up the good work, we want the juicy stuff lol.

1987 days ago
120.

Passion    

Is it true about Rihanna giving Chris Brown herpies?

1987 days ago
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