News: Chris Brown Defends $10 Valet Explosion: "By All Means, I'm A Great Tipper" [Audio]
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 3:30PM
R&B singer Chris Brown has stepped up to provide some clarity into a perceived meltdown he had with a Los Angeles valet parking employee earlier this month over a $10 dispute.
According to Chris Breezy, the valet worker tried to aggressively shake him down for some extra cash.
"Yes. Okay, so I can elaborate on this situation. By all means, I'm a great tipper. Ten dollars is not a problem, it's a charity event, firs tof all. It was $5 parking at the place, he's coming out to get the car but before we went in, I gave the man $100. We had two cars. It's $5 parking. Okay, do the math. So when we came out he was like, 'You know what? We need $20 for each car.' I said, 'Sir, I just gave you $100.' So he was like, 'No, no we need $10.' So just started going around, seeing if he could get more money and I was like, 'no,' so by that time it was a situation. You just say me, 'rahh rahh rahhh' [in the video]." ("Ryan Seacrest")
Earlier this month, Breezy also tried to make people realize he was the victim.
Chris Brown says the reason he lost his temper and threatened a valet last night was because the guy tried to fleece him ... TMZ has learned. A source connected to Chris tells TMZ ... the valet outside PINZ bowling alley in Studio City, CA -- where Chris was attending a charity event -- was supposed to charge $5 a pop ... but when Chris tried to pick his car up, the valet tried to scam him by charging $10. The source says other people who parked at PINZ last night were charged $5. Chris believes he was singled out because he's famous. Chris says it's not about the money ... it's the principle of the thing. (TMZ)
Despite the twist, footage of the Brown curse-filled incident made its way across the Internet a few weeks ago.
In the clip, which you can watch below, the R&B singer can be heard saying, "Give me my keys, f*ck 10 dollars," to a valet in front of PINZ bowling alley. Brown reportedly refused to pay because he was at the event for a short amount of time and didn't think the fee was fair. Brown then proceeds to tell the valet, "Give me my keys! We're gonna turn this spot up, I promise you," before someone from his entourage hands the man $10. Brown then snatches his keys and storms off towards his car. (Rolling Stone)
Recently, the 23 year-old talked about how the media portrays him in a bad light.
Brown has blown off the public backlash against him since reuniting with Rihanna, including Seth MacFarlane's Oscar joke in which he compared the "unspeakable violence" of "Django Unchained" to a "date night for Rihanna and Chris Brown." "People attack me and criticize me, it happens all the time," he said. "But they don't know me, and they don't know us. It doesn't bother me anymore." He added, "Other people can judge us but they don't know anything." (ABC News)
Check out Chris Brown's interview: