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Rihanna: Chris Brown Had "No Soul in His Eyes" During Assault

November 6, 2009 1:31 PM ET

A second excerpt of Rihanna's 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer aired this morning on Good Morning America, in which Rihanna finally reveals for the first time what happened inside of Chris Brown's rented Lamborghini the night of February 8th. Prior to this interview, both stars have let their lawyers and police evidence do the talking; Brown has previously sidestepped the question, saying he wanted to respect Rihanna's privacy.

Click to see GMA's first interview with Rihanna.

Rihanna confirmed that the couple's argument was sparked by a text message another woman sent to Brown. "I caught him in a lie and he wouldn't tell the truth. I wouldn't drop it. I couldn't take that he kept lying to me and he couldn't take that I wouldn't drop it," Rihanna said. "So it escalated into him being violent towards me and… it was ugly."

Brown repeatedly punched Rihanna while still operating the vehicle. "That's all I kept thinking the whole time. When's it going to stop, when's it going to stop? He had no soul in his eyes, just blank. He was clearly blacked out. There was no person when I looked to him," Rihanna said. "I was bleeding, I was swelling in my face." The full interview with Sawyer and Rihanna will air tonight on 20/20, and the Rated R singer is expected to reveal even more details about the assault.

Rihanna and Chris Brown's Grammy Weekend: Photos of the days and hours before the infamous fight.

Rihanna says the pair's whirlwind relationship became an obsession for both of them. "We just fell really fast. The more in love we became, the more dangerous we'd become for each other, equally as dangerous," Rihanna said. Despite the assault, as RS reported yesterday, Rihanna later returned to Brown before eventually parting ways with her "first big love." "I don't hate him at all. I actually love and care about him. I'm concerned about him doing well. I want him to do well, have a great career, have a great life and grow up. Just take this as something you had to go through to grow up," Rihanna said.

Brown will tell his own story of what happened the night before the Grammys when his interview with MTV News airs tonight at 6 p.m.

Check out photos of Rihanna, onstage and off.

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