Chris Brown is officially back on the market after announcing that he dumped his girlfriend Karrueche Tran.
While most people were watching the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney, Chris and Karrueche were cutting their ties.
Chris revealed the split in a statement, saying, "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."
Speaking of Rihanna, Chris’ breakup announcement came shortly after they supposedly hooked up at a club in New York on Monday night. He was later spotted leaving Rihanna’s hotel, The Ganesvoort, Tuesday on his way to pick up Karrueche.
Although he brought Karrueche with him to NYC, it seemed that they were not spending much time together despite the fact that they were partying in Atlanta at Compound this weekend. While Chris seemed to be having a great time at the club on Saturday, Karrueche didn’t look too pleased.
And Karrueche looked pretty mad when paprazzi caught her getting dropped off by Chris.
"I’d rather be single allowing us to both be happy in our lives," Chris explained his statement.
Speculation that Chris and Karrueche had indeed gone their separate ways began yesterday when she tweeted, "Bye baby." Chris followed that up, writing, "Both r Free from it all!"
With his new-found freedom, Chris decided to take in a Jay-Z concert with Rihanna last night at the Barclays Center. The "She Ain’t You" singer looked pretty relaxed during the show as he had his arm slung over the back of Rihanna’s chair.
Many assume that since he’s no longer with Karrueche that Chris will automatically and immediately get back with Rihanna. However, the crooner made it a point to state twice that he is single, maintaining that he and RiRi are just friends.
Check out Chris hanging out with Karrueche and Rihanna below!
Photos: Chris Brown parties with Karrueche and Rihanna