Chris Brown text sparked assault
Chris Brown reportedly received a text message from his 39-year-old manager Tina Davis - who he is rumoured to have had a sexual relationship with - which sparked his alleged assault of Rihanna
A text message from Chris Brown's manager reportedly sparked his alleged assault of Rihanna.
Rihanna was reportedly furious when Chris, 19, received the "three page text message" from 39-year-old Tina Davis - who Chris is rumoured to have had a sexual relationship with when he was 16.
Law enforcement officers have reportedly said the message discussed the sender and Chris meeting later in the evening, but have not confirmed it came from Tina.
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) affidavit relating to the assault case states the message was "from a woman who Brown had a previous sexual relationship with".
Chris and Tina have vehemently denied ever having a sexual relationship.
Chris is accused of hitting, biting and choking Rihanna until she was unconscious during the incident.
He has been charged with felony assault and making criminal threats, but is yet to enter a plea. His next arraignment hearing is scheduled for April 6.
Despite spending time apart after the reported incident, Chris and Rihanna, 21, are believed to have reconciled after holding crisis talks at P. Diddy's Miami home.
The rapper has confirmed he did loan the pair his villa, but refused to be drawn on what was discussed while they were there.
He said: "It was a dark time for them and I was there as more of a support. I'm not immersed in their situation. I'm not going to pass judgment on it. I'm going to be there as a friend.
"It's my house, and I'm allowed to give my house to whoever I want to give my house to. I don't cast a stone - cast judgment on anybody. So, if friends ask me for a favour, then I'm going to be there for a favour as long as I know the energy of the favour is positive.
"I don't think it's right for anybody to hit anybody. We know sometimes relationships get ugly. We don't know exactly what's going on. There are two young individuals involved. We need to pray for them."
Meanwhile, Nickelodeon is not planning to remove Chris' nominations in the Favourite Male Singer and Favourite Song for 'Kiss Kiss' categories at the upcoming Kids' Choice Awards.
A spokesman said: "Like all our KCA nominees Chris Brown was nominated by kids several months ago based on his body of work as a performer, and the kids who vote will ultimately decide who wins in the category."