To see Chris Brown and Rihanna smiling and looking happy in their coupledom at the Grammys, one wouldn’t think that the bad boy singer was in a nasty car crash just hours prior to the event. Breezy was driving around in his Porsche this Saturday in L.A when he got mobbed by paparazzi. A spokesperson for the singer explained their side of the story in a detailed statement that read, “The occupants jumped out, with cameras, and aggressively approached his [Brown’s] vehicle. In an effort to remove himself from the situation, he began to back down an alley, at which point he was cut off by two additional vehicles. Chris’ vehicle was totaled due to this aggressive pursuit by the paparazzi. He is okay.” We may not be the biggest Brown fans, but if this is what actually went down, then it crosses this line in so many different ways. When will photographers learn to back the eff off? How long till we have another Lady Diana tragic accident? Because of Brown’s legal problems and anger issues — most recently showcased in a fight with Frank Ocean — it’s most likely that he’s an easy target and gets baited by paparazzi just so they have a fight to photograph. Which is such a scummy thing to do. But this is all only valid if it happened in the first place, because the photographers are denying any involvement.
The photographers were from IMF, and their owner, Chris Doherty, told TMZ, “No photographers were following him at the time he crashed … He crashed his car and it’s convenient for him to blame us. He needs to be careful with his defamatory statements.” Chris may just respond with a lawsuit, as his spokesperson also told the site, “We plan on seeking criminal charges and holding them civilly liable.” Whatever happens now, we’re glad Brown is okay and could clean up and come to the Grammys. The Beverly Hills P.D has also issued a statement which details, “… Brown stated that he was being chased by paparazzi causing him to lose control of his vehicle. Brown’s Black Porsche was towed from the scene at his request.” Stay tuned. This one could very well go to court.
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