Chris Brown confirmed rumors of his break up with long time girlfriend, Karreuche Tran. He also mentions his “friendship” with Rihanna. Here’s his official statement:

“I have decided to be single to focus on my career. I love Karrueche very much but I don’t want to see her hurt over my friendship with Rihanna,” Brown said in a statement. “I’d rather be single allowing us to both be happy in our lives.”