Chris Brown Totals Car While Being 'Ruthlessly Pursued' By Paparazzi

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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. The singer's rep told CNN that his client was being "ruthlessly pursued" by multiple cars while driving to an event for his Symphonic Love Foundation.

"The occupants jumped out, with cameras, and aggressively approached his vehicle," the spokesperson said. "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 police said they will investigate but indicated they do not know whether the paparazzi in the pursuing vehicles have been identified.

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

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

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