Chris Brown escaped injury after crashing his Porsche into a wall while being chased by paparazzi on the eve of the 2013 Grammy Awards, Saturday, February 9.
He will appear reunited with his girlfriend, pop star Rihanna, at the Grammy Awards show.
The music world gathers in Los Angeles on Sunday for the 2013 Grammy Awards, with veterans like Elton John and Sting joining the latest stars — including oddly named indie pop band fun, hoping to win big.
And Chris Brown could not steer clear of drama, wrecking his Porsche in Beverly Hills, and blaming paparazzi for the crash, police said. No one was injured in the crash, and Brown was photographed being hugged by Rihanna, his on-again Barbadian-pop star girlfriend, after the incident.
LA police already were due to be out in force to protect the stars and crowds — but also on the lookout for former cop Christopher Dorner, accused of killing three people and threatening to kill more officers, in a chilling online manifesto. A vast manhunt has been under way since Thursday, but he has so far evaded capture. Former LA deputy police chief John Miller said Dorner could be attracted to the large concentration of police.
“There will be the Grammys Sunday in Los Angeles, where you will have a major police command post,” said Miller.
Security could be even tighter than usual for the industry’s biggest awards show, as LA police watch out for a fugitive suspected cop killer, on the run for three days after threatening to murder more officers.
Organizers will be hoping to avoid drama which the Grammy Awards seem to attract — last year with the death of Whitney Houston on the eve of the show; and a few years before, the infamous Chris Brown-Rihanna domestic assault.