And now for something completely different. Tired of hearing what a major a-hole Chris Brown is? Then here’s a feel-good story where America’s most-hated bad boy shows he’s turned himself around and is trying to make the world a better place.
Brown likes to keep his drama calendar packed, whether he’s sparring with Nia Guzman over the way she’s raising their daughter, Royalty, or he’s fighting with his neighbors because he’s an inconsiderate megalomaniac.
Marq Stevenson attended a Brown concert in Dallas last year and was wearing what must’ve been his favorite hat ever, perhaps a family heirloom even. At the show, Stevenson removed the cap and handed it to someone in Brown’s entourage, hoping the singer would autograph it for him so he could then pass it on to future generations of Stevenson offspring. But that dream scenario didn’t go down. Instead, Stevenson was left without a covering for his head, as he never saw the hat again. And, Brown’s crew ended up bullying him over the incident. Now if you can’t trust a member of Chris Brown’s entourage, who can you trust?
Stevenson’s hat may only have cost $25, but he is suing Brown for $2,750. Here’s how the number breaks down: $25 for the lid, $225 for his floor seat, and $2,500 for bullying. No emotional and psychological distress? No award for cold medicine needed after becoming ill because there was a draft at the show and he didn’t have protective headwear?
I went to a show once where the opening act’s singer, irritated that no one was really paying attention to her set, jumped off the stage, walked over to a guy in the front section, snatched his beer and nachos out of his hands, ran back to the stage, and then proceeded to eat and drink the stolen property. The audience member gave chase but couldn’t catch up with her. Now that was a damn travesty worthy of litigation.