Chris Brown’s recent outings with his ex-girlfriend, Rihanna, have taken a toll on his relationship with Karrueche Tran!In a statement, Chris confirmed he and his model girlfriend of nearly two years have split — all because of Rihanna.“I have decided to be single to focus on my career,” the 23-year-old entertainer says. "I love Karrueche very much, but I don't want to see her hurt over my friendship with Rihanna.”“I'd rather be single, allowing us to both be happy in our lives,” he added.
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Last night, Karrueche cryptically tweeted, “Bye, baby,” then one hour later, Chris tweeted, “Both r Free from it all!”The breakup comes a day after Chris and Rihanna attended Jay-Z’s concert (see inset photo above) at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Oct. 3. The singers had also been spotted leaving the Gansevoort Park Hotel, although separately, earlier that day.But that hasn’t been the only sightings of the duo all loved-up in the NYC area; a day before the show, onlookers spotted the couple “making out” at Griffin, an NYC nightclub.In February 2009, while the pair were dating, Chris physically assaulted Rihanna after they got into a fight the night before the Grammy Awards. The 24-year-old “Diamonds” singer has since forgiven Chris for the incident.“We've been working on our friendship again, and now we are very, very close friends,” an emotional Rihanna, who recorded two songs with Chris earlier this year, told Oprah Winfrey in August. “We built a trust again. We love each other, and we probably always will, and that's not anything that we’re going to try to change.”
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