RIHANNA and CHRIS BROWN had two previous violent bust-ups in the weeks leading up to the shocking attack in February.
In a probation review released following Brown's sentencing on Tuesday, it was revealed the pair had a tumultuous relationship that was prone to aggressive episodes.
In the weeks leading up to the brutal beating Brown gave Rihanna on the eve of a pre-Grammy awards party, the Umbrella singer fell victim to the singer's fiery temper twice.
During a trip to Europe, Rihanna slapped Brown following a furious argument - and Brown responded by slamming his lover into a wall.
A second fight happened when the lovers were holidaying in Barbados and had "an argument inside the car. Brown exited and broke the front driver and passenger side windows of the car. No one was injured during the incident."
In the June interview with a probation officer, Brown was said to be "depressed" throughout the meeting, telling authorities that his own mother had been abused at the hands of her partner and that he did not want to "carry on the cycle".
The report also states the Kiss Kiss singer wanted to plead guilty to the charges against him, but was persuaded not to by his lawyer. Brown told officials, "I want to take responsibility for my mistake. (I'm) totally remorseful for what I have done."
Brown was sentenced to six months hard community labour, five years probation, and ordered to stay away from his ex for the same period of time, at a Los Angeles court hearing on Tuesday.