Rihanna: 'I Was Battered, I Was Bleeding'

'I fended him off with my feet,' she says of Chris Brown attack
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2009 10:27 AM CST

(Newser) – As he hit her, Rihanna says, Chris Brown had “no soul in his eyes,” and he left her bleeding and swollen. The singer didn't hold back in the second part of her interview with Diane Sawyer on today’s Good Morning America, saying, "All I kept thinking all the time: When is it going to stop?” She continued, "There was no way of me getting home, except to get out of the car and walk. Start walking in a gown, in a bloody face. So I really don't know what my plan was. I didn't have a plan. That whole night was not part of my plan."

But she doesn’t hate him—“I actually love and care about him,” she says, adding that she hopes he’ll “grow up and learn.” When the pair, who initially reunited, finally broke up for good, “I just said to him, 'I can't do this.' I resented him. I resented him so much.” Rihanna called Brown her “first big love” and recalling their romance as an “obsession.” She confirms the fight began over a text message, saying, “I caught him in a lie.”