Karrueche Tran Opens Up About Her ‘Battle’ With Rihanna Over Chris Brown

'I'm not only am I fighting a battle with her, I'm fighting a battle with her 14 million fans,' Karrueche tells BET host Keke Palmer.

Not one to kiss and tell, Karrueche Tran has kept pretty quiet on her relationship with Chris Brown until now.

During an appearance on Keke Palmer’s new BET talk show, “Just Keke,” which is set to air Wednesday, the R&B star’s girlfriend revealed that “keeping a level head and positivity” is how she’s been able to maintain her relationship with Chris in the public eye.

But it hasn’t been all smooth sailing. Apart from battling several legal issues, Chris was also at the center of a love triangle with Karreuche and ex-girlfriend Rihanna, who he briefly reconciled with in late 2012.

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“I’ve never dated a celebrity before so it was very new to me — paparazzi and all that,” Tran said. “And then, even the situation with Rihanna, you know the reason why people tuned into this so much was because it’s relatable: I have girlfriends, I have family who’s gone through the same situation. It’s the case of the ex. We all go through it, do you know what I’m saying?

“In this case, my boyfriend is a celebrity whose ex-girlfriend is an even bigger [celebrity] … so, not only am I fighting a battle with her, I’m fighting a battle with her 14 million fans or whowever else,” Tran continued. “So, imagine how that feels for me when I gotta get on Twitter and I see a whole bunch of stuff … they make up all kinds of crazy stuff and it’s, like, they know nothing about me. But you know, because they know nothing about me, because I stay so mute sometimes, that leaves open space for them to say whatever they want.”

Karrueche became visibly emotional talking about the touchy subject, fighting back tears as she answered Keke’s question about what the hardest part of the whole situation has been.

“Um, jeez. I guess I would say the heartbreak because it was a real situation,” she said.

Many fans now suspect that Chris and Karrueche have broken up since she posted a quote on her Instagram on Monday (July 14) that read, “You have shattered my heart, but you have not shattered my love.”

The fashion designer also deleted several photos of her and Chris from her Instagram account.

Christina Garibaldi has been an on-camera reporter for MTV News since 2011. When not interviewing or writing about her favorite stars, she keeps herself busy with baby animal videos and boy bands.
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