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Singer Chris Brown Totals Car, Blames Paparazzi

By: CBS News/ AP Email
By: CBS News/ AP Email

Police in Beverly Hills say Chris Brown escaped injury after crashing his Porsche into a wall while being chased by paparazzi.

Lt. Lincoln Hoshino said the collision occurred around noon Saturday. Brown told police that he lost control of his black Porsche during the chase.

Hoshino said police will investigate the incident. He said he didn't know whether the paparazzi in the pursuing vehicles have been identified.

A call to Brown's lawyer was not immediately returned.

A representative for Brown told CNN: "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."

The crash came a day before the Grammy Awards, where Brown is up for best urban contemporary album.

Last week, Brown briefly returned to a Los Angeles court to face probation issues stemming from the 2009 beating of pop singer Rihanna, but the judge has asked for additional reports and scheduled another hearing in two months.

Brown was accompanied Wednesday afternoon by Rihanna, who blew him a kiss as he went into the courtroom. They also left together after the brief proceeding. The two have reunited and started dating again, and Rihanna recently opened up about their relationship in an interview with Rolling Stone.

Prosecutors are seeking to revoke Brown's probation because they say they could not find credible evidence he completed his community labor sentence.


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