If Rihanna takes the stand at ex-boyfriend Chris Brown‘s preliminary hearing Monday, it will be the singer’s first time publicly talking about what happened the night her boyfriend allegedly attacked her.
Various reports claim she instigated their quarrel by hitting him after a woman he was reportedly sleeping with text messaged him the night before the Grammys.
Whether or not she instigated the fight has little bearing on Brown’s physical retaliation–which has yet to be detailed from Rihanna’s perspective. The 20-year-old singer has pleaded not guilty in connection with assault on his ex.
UPDATE: Chris Brown accepts a plea bargain, ordering him to 180 days probation in Virginia; 5 years probation for felony assault; and completion of a domestic violence counseling program, according to CNN.