Chris Brown officially splits from Karrueche Tran over RiRi `friendship`

Updated: Oct 05, 2012, 13:22 PM IST

London: Chris Brown has revealed that he has dumped his girlfriend Karrueche Tran after being spotted with former girlfriend Rihanna for the third night in a row.

He admitted that his close bond with the ‘Umbrella’ hitmaker was the reason for the split, but stopped short of saying that he had reconciled with the Barbadian singer.

“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,” the Daily Mail quoted her as saying in a statement.

“I’d rather be single allowing us to both be happy in our lives,” he said.

Tran, a 23-year-old model who has been dating the singer since last year, posted a tweet after their split which read: “Bye baby.”