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‘Chris Brown was still hurting over Rihanna break last year’

SECRET PAIN: Chris Brown

CHRIS BROWN was still reeling from his 2009 break up from Rihanna last year, a former Australian Idol contestant has revealed.

Singer Jessica Mauboy, who will star in the forthcoming blockbuster The Sapphires, claims that the Don’t Judge Me star, who spilt from Ri Ri three years ago, was still holding a light for her when she toured with him last year.

She told The Voice: “You could still see a lot of hurt, but he really kept it together.”

Mauboy, who made history by becoming the first indigenous contestant on the popular Australian talent show, was personally invited by Brown to join him on the Australian leg of his 32-date 2011 F.A.M.E tour.

TOUR: Former Australian Idol Jessica Mauboy contestant was invited to tour with Chris Brown last year

The 23-year-old says that even though Brown’s mind was elsewhere, he genuine, polite and he “kept it together” at all times.

“He really kept it together, you know. It was insane that he wanted us to be on tour,” she said.

“You could see he was genuine, he was he was really thankful,” she added.

The Sapphires, a biopic comedy set in 1968, follows four young aborigine girls through the their rise to stardom and their tour of duty performing to serving soldiers during the Vietnam war.

HAPPIER TIMES: Chris Brown and Rihanna

The Sapphires is released in cinemas by Entertainment One on November 7. The Sapphires Soundtrack is released via Sony Music

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