Chris Brown compliments 's Instagram photos a decade after pleading ...

Chris Brown has called his ex-girlfriend a 'queen' on social media - a decade after assaulting the singer so badly she required hospitalization.

On Friday, Chris Brown shared his thoughts on 's recent set of steamy photos to promote her upcoming Savage X Fenty releases.

The 29-year-old singer complimented the 31-year-old artist and entrepreneur, while urging her to release new music.

Awkward: On Friday, Chris Brown, 29, complimented steamy photos posted by Rihanna, 31, and called for her to release new music

Awkward: On Friday, Chris Brown, 29, complimented steamy photos posted by , 31, and called for her to release new music

The comments were left on a single picture posted to 's Instagram, a stunning photo of the Work singer in profile, bathed in blue and magenta in front of a floral-patterned background.

She showed off a white bustier bra from her collection.

'BOUGHT TO BREAK DA INTERNET! ❤️. KEEP RISING QUEEN,' wrote Brown, before adding, 'MUSIC SOON PLEASE.' 

New clothes: The comments were left on a single picture posted to Rihanna's Instagram, a stunning photo of the Work singer in profile showing off a white bustier bra from her Savage X Fenty collection

New clothes: The comments were left on a single picture posted to 's Instagram, a stunning photo of the Work singer in profile showing off a white bustier bra from her Savage X Fenty collection

Compliments: 'BOUGHT TO BREAK DA INTERNET! ❤️. KEEP RISING QUEEN,' wrote Brown, before adding, 'MUSIC SOON PLEASE'; pictured in 2017 in Chicago

Compliments: 'BOUGHT TO BREAK DA INTERNET! ❤️. KEEP RISING QUEEN,' wrote Brown, before adding, 'MUSIC SOON PLEASE'; pictured in 2017 in Chicago

The relationship between the two singers was fractured in the early hours of February 8, 2009, when what began as an argument ended with Brown assaulting badly enough to require hospitalization.

He was charged with felony assault and making criminal threats the following month, initially pleading not guilty, before pleading guilty to a single felony count.

He was ordered to serve five years of probation, community service and counseling for domestic violence. 

The two later reunited in early 2013, before breaking up again later that year. 

Disaster: The relationship between the two singers was fractured in the early hours of February 8, 2009, when what began as an argument ended with Brown assaulting Rihanna badly enough to require hospitalization

Disaster: The relationship between the two singers was fractured in the early hours of February 8, 2009, when what began as an argument ended with Brown assaulting badly enough to require hospitalization

Admission of guilt: He was charged with felony assault and making criminal threats the following month, initially pleading not guilty, before pleading guilty to a single felony count

Admission of guilt: He was charged with felony assault and making criminal threats the following month, initially pleading not guilty, before pleading guilty to a single felony count

Punishment: He was ordered to serve five years of probation, community service and counseling for domestic violence; pictured in May in Los Angeles

Punishment: He was ordered to serve five years of probation, community service and counseling for domestic violence; pictured in May in Los Angeles

Brown's 2009 assault wasn't his only brush with the law.

In 2012, the R&B singer was involved in an altercation at a New York night club with rapper Drake and his entourage that left eight people with

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