It’s time for the Grammys, and that means it’s time for Chris Brown to do something extra stupid.
The rap star who infamously beat the crap out of Rihanna just before the 2009 Grammy Awards has now smashed up his beautiful black Porsche a day before the 2013 show — blaming the one-car crash on tenacious paparazzi.
A Brown rep told TMZ Brown was cut off by two cars on his way to a charity function, and …
… the occupants jumped out, with cameras, and aggressively approached his vehicle. … he began to back down an alley at which point his was cut off by two additional vehicles.
Here’s the official statement from the cops:
On February 9, 2013 at approximately 1203pm, entertainer Chris Brown was involved in a solo, non-injury traffic collision in the 600 Block Bedford Drive/Camden Drive alley. Mr. Brown was the driver of the vehicle and collided with a wall. 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.
Chris lost our respect when he beat Rihanna’s face to a bloody pulp. And trouble seems to follow him around. So forgive us if it’s hard to accept him as the victim. (Though anti-paparazzi sentiment is totally in vogue. Steven Tyler even has Hawaii naming laws after him as celebrities petition to become a protected class.)
Rihanna has long since forgiven Brown — even if we haven’t. She finds his charms irresistible, loves to tweet photos of them in bed, and plans to be on his arm tonight at the Grammys to celebrate the fourth anniversary of his punching her in the face.
She even hoped to perform with him onstage singing, appropriately, “Nobody’s Business.”