Chris Brown, paparazzi at odds in car crash story
We're still playing catchup from poring over Grammy night outfits looking for dress code violations, so let's just note that before Chris Brown came to the show in a white tuxedo looking like a bizarro Mr. Roarke from Fantasy Island, he crashed his Porsche and tried to blame the paparazzi. Not that the the paparazzi are admitting to that story.
"Chris Brown was in a car accident (Saturday) afternoon after being ruthlessly pursued by paparazzi. He was in his vehicle by himself headed to the Debbie Allen Dance Academy for a Symphonic Love Foundation event when two vehicles cut him off," his rep told E! in a statement. "The occupants jumped out, with cameras, and aggressively approached his vehicle. In an effort to remove himself from the situation, he began to back down an alley at which point his was cut off by two additional vehicles. Chris' vehicle was totaled due to this agressive pursuit by the paparazzi. He is okay."
Chris Doherty, owner of photo agency INF, told TMZ his employees "had nothing to do with Chris Brown crashing." Maybe that's because Brown is reportedly thinking of suing.
"No photographers were following him at the time he crashed," Doherty said. "He crashed his car and it’s convenient for him to blame us. He needs to be careful with his defamatory statements."
Brown wasn't injured in the crash, but he had to still be shaken up on Sunday, even with Rihanna as his date, because he didn't bother standing up for Frank Ocean's Best Urban Contemporary Album win. Why else would he remain seated when everyone else around him stood?
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