Spectators and fans alike are getting Chris Brown/Rihanna flashbacks, as the “Privacy” singer has been spotted with his hands around a women’s throat. Photos of the moment were sent to TMZ, throwing the star’s name in several unflattering headlines.
Though as far as fans are concerned, TMZ is in the wrong. After Chris and the unnamed female vehemently insisted that the pictures are misleading and that they were simply playing around, the outlet pushed the story anyway, leaving a bad taste in mouths.
“TMZ publishes photos of Chris Brown with his hands around a woman’s neck, knowing that he and the woman in the photo are joking, (they confirmed this with the woman too),” wrote a Twitter user. “They know it’ll provoke a response against Chris Brown. Welcome to journalism in 2018.”
Invasion of Privacy
The pictures were taken in the midst a party, thrown and hosted by Breezy, during the Ultra Festival. “In a few photos … Chris has his right hand around a woman’s throat. Although the woman looks like she’s in distress in a few pics, she and Chris insist it’s horseplay,” reported TMZ. “In other photos you see the woman smiling as Chris touches her neck.”
Mark Geragos, Chris’ lawyer, told the outlet that the women is a “friend” and the interaction is “obviously playful.” “Whoever invaded their privacy will be held accountable,” he added.
The star himself hasn’t come forward with a comment, but Team Breezy has his back, stepping in to denounce any theories of wrong doing.
“As soon as chris brown announced that hes going on tour TMZ tryna start some s**t,” a fan posted on Twitter. “TMZ was created to destroy Chris Brown I swear,” tweeted another.
To the Big House
While Chris partying in the middle of the day led a star-sighting somewhere, Fabolous went to the big house in the dark of the night.
The cops were called to Fabolous and former Love & Hip Hop star Emily B’s Englewood, New Jersey home Wednesday night (March 28). According to TMZ, Emily — who has dated Fab on-and-off for the past 15 years — summoned authorities after the “Can’t Let You Go” rapper allegedly physically assaulted her.
This story is still developing, with the details coming in slowly but surely. TMZ reports that Fab willingly surrendered to police officers around 8:30 PM Wednesday. He was taken into custody from the Englewood, New Jersey home he shares with Emily.
With his lawyer, Alberto Ebanks, in tow, Fab headed to the station where he was reportedly booked for two felonies: aggravated assault and making a terrorist-like threat. According to the outlet, rather than being sent to jail, the rapper was cited for the alleged altercation and given a notice for a court appearance.
Ebanks spoke to certain media outlets on behalf of the Brooklyn-born artist. He told Billboard, “I’ve known Fab close to 20 years and believe he is incapable of engaging in the alleged conduct.”
Fabolous himself did nothing more than caption a string of Instagram photos. Around 10 PM, the rapper shared pictures from a performance with Lil Kim, writing, “Your strongest enemy’s the one who knows your weak spot.”
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