Chris Brown was ‘suicidal’ after assaulting Rihanna

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Brown tweets the trailer to his new documentary

In it he talks about the aftermath of the Rihanna assault

CNN  — 

It’s been years since he assaulted Rihanna, but Chris Brown is speaking out on it.

The singer tweeted the trailer to the forthcoming documentary “Welcome to my Life: The Official Chris Brown Documentary” late Sunday. In it, he speaks about assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 and the aftermath.

“I went from being on top of the world, No. 1 songs, being kind of like America’s sweetheart to being Public Enemy No. 1,” Brown says in the trailer.

The award-winning R&B singer pleaded guilty in 2009 to assaulting Rihanna on the night of the Grammys. The resulting fallout left Brown devastated, he says in the trailer.

“I was thinking about suicide and everything else,” he said. “I wasn’t sleeping, I barely ate. I just was getting high.”

Brown has continued to make music and headlines, including additional run-ins with the police and other countries threatening to bar him because of his domestic violence conviction.

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A release date for the documentary has not yet been announced.