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Chris Brown Breaks Up With Karrueche Tran, Blames "Friendship" With Rihanna

Chris Brown, Rihanna Michael Kovac/Getty Images; Kristina Bumphrey/Startraksphoto.com

Consider this the shocker we didn't see coming (sarcasm, people).

Chris Brown and his model girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, have split. Why? Well, we'll give you one Barbadian-infused guess…

"I have decided to be single to focus on my career," Brown tells E! News. "I love Karrueche very much, but I don't want to see her hurt over my friendship with Rihanna. I'd rather be single, allowing us to both be happy in our lives."

Chris Brown and Rihanna hit up Jay-Z concert together a day after club hookup

Breezy announced the breakup just one day after reportedly cozying up with Rihanna Wednesday night at Jay-Z's NYC concert. Just one day earlier, the tempestuous duo were also caught making out at a Manhattan nightclub.

Although Brown is not confirming the rampant rumors that he and Ri-Ri are indeed back together, he is publicly admitting that the two have been hanging out.

The same night of the CB and Ri-Ri concert sighting, Breezy's now ex-girlfriend Karrueche posted a cryptic tweet simply consisting of "Bye Baby."

Chris Brown and Rihanna make out at NYC club

Brown remains on probation for his infamous 2009 beatdown of Rihanna. Last week, a judge refused to revoke Breezy's probation after the R&B star tested positive for marijuana.

Good luck with that "friendship," you two.

Take a look back at Ri-Ri and Breezy's rocky romance

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