Rihanna has reportedly told police of two tussles with boyfriend Chris Brown prior to their alleged altercation last month (Feb09).
Brown has been charged with assault and making criminal threats after a bust-up with the singer during a late-night row on 08 February (09).
The Umbrella hitmaker was reportedly left with cuts and bruises and needed medical attention for her injuries.
And Rihanna has since told cops it is not the first time the couple have been involved in a dispute, according to the New York Daily News.
A source tells the publication, "The first incident was in Europe about three months ago. It was a verbal dispute. She slapped him, he responded. He shoved her. There were no witnesses and no injuries."
The couple reportedly later rowed in Barbados, with the source adding, "It was a fight over a Range Rover. She says he broke the window. Nobody was injured and it was not reported."
However, the source also denied reports Brown had physically attacked Rihanna in the past, calling the claims "absolutely inaccurate".