Chris Brown is determined to make a success of his relationship with Rihanna the second time around.

The 'Yeah 3x' hitmaker recently split from girlfriend Karrueche Tran because he couldn't give up his ''friendship'' with his ex Rihanna - who he was convicted of assaulting in 2009 - and friends of Chris say he wants to put things right with the 'We Found Love' singer.

A pal told HollywoodLife.com: ''He's doing s**t right this time and is going to really try to make this s**t work with Rihanna. They got caught up a few times, being drunk and doing some backwards...s**t in the club but, come on, they [are] young and in love.

''People be getting it twisted, thinking my boy a dog. He ain't. Not at all.''

Chris recently posted a candid video he has named 'The Real Chris Brown' onto the internet and in it the musician is seen discussing his romantic dilemma over the two women.

He says in the video: ''I'm stressed out ... when you share history with somebody, then you tend to fall in love with somebody else, it's kinda difficult.

''Is there such thing as loving two people? I don't know if that's possible, but for me, I feel like that.''