Chris Brown Confirms He's Split From Karrueche Tran After She Was Left 'Hurt By Rihanna Friendship'

Rapper confirms speculation that the couple had split following Rihanna hook up...

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Chris Brown has confirmed that he has split from girlfriend of two years Karrueche Tran in a statement claiming he doesn't want to hurt the model over his “friendship” with ex girlfriend Rihanna.

The statement, released earlier today confirmed the relationship had ended and claimed that for now, at least, he is single.

According to the New York Post it said: "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,”

He added: “I'd rather be single allowing us to both be happy in our lives."

The statement comes after the 'We Found Love' star reportedly hooked up with the 'Yeah X3' singer at the Griffin Club in New York on Monday night with witnesses claiming they were “kissing”.

“Karrueche has finally had enough and dumped him,” a source told RadarOnline. "He said it was all lies and that he hadn't hooked up with Rihanna. Karrueche would respect him a lot more if he would just be honest with her."

The couple reportedly argued over the alleged hook up on Tuesday after Brown was spotted leaving Rihanna's hotel.

The insider explained: "After leaving Rihanna's hotel, Chris was spotted going into Karreuche's hotel and they had yet another fight.

"Chris keeps telling Karreuche he isn't cheating on her, but she just doesn't believe him. She is very angry at herself for getting into this situation.”

It seems Rihanna's “friendship” with Brown has proved too much for Karreuche who reportedly left New York yesterday.

The source added: “Karreuche truly believes that if Rihanna would leave Chris alone, they wouldn't have any problems."

The Two Loves Of Brown's Life: Rihanna and Karrueche Tran (WENN)

Chris and Rihanna then attended a Jay Z together last night and were spotted in the VIP section together. The couple have been rumoured to be secretly hooking up for months and in a recent Oprah Winfrey interview Rihanna confessed that she still loved him. “

"We’ve been working on our friendship again,” Rihanna said.

"We're very, very close friends. We built a trust again and that's it. We love each other, and we probably always will. And that's not anything that we're going to try to change. It's not something you can shut off if you've ever been in love."

In the interview she admitted she knew Chris was in a relationship but said the star still “gave her butterflies” when she saw him.

“It’s awkward. It’s awkward because I still love him,” she confessed.

“My stomach drops and I have to maintain this poker face, and not let it get to the outer part of me. I have to maintain that, suppress that, but interpret it, understand it, and know that’s not going to go away. When you don’t understand those feelings, you can make a lot of mistakes.”

Brown and Karrueche Party Before Split

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Chris Brown, Timbaland and Rihanna on MTV's 'Total Request Live: 2007 VMA Nomination Special,' in August 2007. (