Los Angeles, Oct 5 (IANS) Opening up about his split from girlfriend Karreuche Tran, singer Chris Brown said that he took the decision for the sake of his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
The 23-year-old singer was spotted kissing Rihanna at New York nightclub Griffin Monday.
"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," contactmusic.com quoted Brown as saying.
"I would rather be single allowing us to both be happy in our lives," he added.
Brown has been dating Tran since late 2011, but constant reports of his secret meetings with Rihanna were a source of contention in their relationship.
Tran, a 23-year-old model, was left fuming and humiliated after the recent nightclub incident and took to Twitter to post a series of messages about Brown.