Saw it coming ...
Chris Brown has publicly revealed he has dumped his girlfriend Karrueche Tran after being pictured with ex Rihanna for the third night in a row.
He admitted his close bond with the Umbrella pop star was the reason for the split, but stopped short of saying the exes had reconciled.
He said in a statement: '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 continued: 'I'd rather be single allowing us to both be happy in our lives.'
Back on then? Rihanna and Chris Brown spent their third consecutive night together as they attended the Jay-Z concert in New York
Keeping their heads down: The pair left the Gansevoort Hotel 10 minutes apart heading to the event
Giving back: Rihanna took the time to sign autographs for loyal fans
Karrueche, a 23-year-old model who has been dating the singer since earlier last year, posted a tweet last night which read: 'Bye baby.'
Chris and Rihanna were spotted attending the Jay-Z concert at the Brooklyn Barclays Center on Wednesday, with a picture of the couple inside the event showing his with his arm around her as they sat in the VIP section watching the gig.
Prior to the concert, Rihanna was seen leaving the Gansevoort Park Hotel, followed just 10 minutes later by a slightly sheepish looking Chris.
Single: Karrueche was spotted in New York with friends on Wednesday
The 24-year-old singer wore a sheer black blouse, Chanel belt and mini skirt that showed off her toned legs, while Chris, 23, kept it casual in jeans and a printed T-shirt for the evening out.
The concert date marked the third night Rihanna and Chris have been seen out together in New York.
The pair were first seen together on Monday night, partying together at celebrity hotspot Griffin in New York's Meatpacking district.
An eyewitness said the two were 'hugging and kissing, and they went to the back of the club alone together.'