Thursday 26 April 2018

WATCH: 'I felt like a f***ing monster' - Chris Brown gets emotional over Rihanna assault in documentary trailer

Chris Brown in 'Welcome to My Life' documentary promo
Chris Brown in 'Welcome to My Life' documentary promo
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Chris Brown reflects on his brutal attack on Rihanna in the first trailer for a new documentary about his life.

Welcome to My Life charts his rise to fame, and his ensuing fall from grace following the assault on his then girlfriend prior to the Grammy Awards in 2009.

In the teaser, the 26-year-old star says he went from being "on top of the world, number one songs, kind of like being America's sweetheart to public enemy number one."

He adds, "I felt like a f***ing monster" and says, “I was thinking about suicide and everything else. I wasn’t sleeping, I wasn’t eating. I just was getting high.”

His mother Joyce Hawkins adds, "That was the worst day of my life and probably his life.  I felt like I was going to lose my child."

An unidentified voice can be heard saying, "He made that mistake because he needed help."

The promo shows clips of interviews with stars including Usher, Rita Ora, Faith Evans and Jennifer Lopez praising Brown's talents.

"If you truly do love Chris Brown you felt every thing that went on with him," says Usher.

The singer himself is defiant towards the end of the promo.

"If there was ever a doubt n your mind, Chris Brown was done he was finished.  I wouldn't bet on it," he says.

In 2009 Brown pleaded guilty to felony assault and was sentenced to five years of probation and six years of community service.

The incident as had little negative impact on his career.  He went on to earn his first Grammy for Best R&B Album for F.A.M.E in 2011.

A release date for the documentary has yet to be confirmed.

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