got off on a bumpy start for Chris Brown
The best urban contemporary album nominee walked away uninjured after crashing his black Porsche into a wall during a paparazzi chase, reports the Associated Press.
Beverly Hills police say the accident occurred Saturday around when Brown, 23, lost control of his vehicle. Lt. Lincoln Hoshino said authorities will investigate the incident, although he didn’t know whether any of the involved parparazzi have been identified, according to the AP.
It’s been just four years since Brown first caused a stir during Grammy weekend as a domestic violence drama began to unfold between him and on-again girlfriend Rihanna right before the 2009 awards ceremony. Now, fans will wait and see if the two attend this year’s show together.
A call to Brown’s lawyer by the AP was not immediately returned.
Source: Chris Brown Crashes Car During Paparazzi Chase
Maybe his perpetual Rihanna-Karrueche love triangle wasn’t the real cause of Chris Brown’s tears last night. Instead, it could have to do with the ups and downs of his criminal record. He received good news yesterday, in the form of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department announcing they were closing the investigation into his alleged parking lot scuffle with Frank Ocean.
But today, according to TMZ, the L.A. District Attorney’s office has a new beef with the singer: He may not have worked all the community service he said he did as part of his sentence for assaulting Rihanna in 2009. The story is a bit complicated, but the jist as we understand it is that the Richmond, Virginia chief of police who submitted paperwork about Brown’s service may have fudged the documentation a bit. Brown was only supervised on nine or 10 occasions by the police department, the documents claim, and a supervising officer was told she did not have to continue monitoring him. Instead, Chris’ mother provided info on the dates and times Chris supposedly worked at the Tappahannock Children’s Center, where his mother was once the director. TMZ points out one more red flag: Some of the dates given for his service were allegedly days when he was performing out of the country.
In addition to this fishy development, the D.A. is none too pleased about other possible probation violations on Chris’ part, including the Frank Ocean fight, testing positive for marijuana, stealing that girl’s cell, throwing the chair on GMA and … darn, this list is getting long. So maybe these are good reasons for him to be tearing up in the club.
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We really, really want to believe this one, for Rihanna’s sake. Not that it’s not something you hear from women who go back to the men who abused them all the time, but at least this quote is better than the brush-off “none of your business” statements she’s made in the past. After appearing all over the place with Chris Brown and writing cryptic tweets about their time together for the past few months, RiRi spelled things out for her Rolling Stone cover story.
“He doesn’t have the luxury of f—ing up again,” she said, by way of assuring the world that she won’t stand for any hint of abuse again. “That’s just not an option. I can’t say that nothing else will ever go wrong. But I’m pretty solid in the knowing that he’s disgusted by that. And I wouldn’t have gone this far if I ever thought that was a possibility.”
She also reiterates what she’s been saying all along about this: that she doesn’t care what we think about her reunion with the man who assaulted her in 2009. “I decided it was more important for me to be happy,” she said. “I wasn’t going to let anybody’s opinion get in the way of that. Even if it’s a mistake, it’s my mistake. After being tormented for so many years, being angry and dark, I’d rather just live my truth and take the backlash. I can handle it.”
We hope so, Rihanna. We really do.
[Photos: Getty Images, Rolling Stone]
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