American R&B singer, Chris Brown touched down in Mombasa, Kenya, last week and it didn’t take long for him to get his name in the tabloids. Within 24 hours of him touching down in East Africa, where he was due to perform with Wizkid on Saturday, it was reported that he had “smashed” two people’s phones after they tried to take selfies with him.
That kind of behaviour reminds us of another African hip hop artist but we won’t get into that right now.
“I was with my sister and we had gone to receive a guest at the airport and that is when we saw Chris Brown and I got excited and asked him if I could take a selfie with him,” Brenda Sugut told journalists in Mombasa, “he did not answer me but I went ahead and followed him while trying to get the selfie and that is when he grabbed my phone and smashed it down.”
Brenda said “My phone cost me Sh81,999, it’s an iPhone 6.”
She said the screen protector and cover were damaged during the incident that was witnessed by several onlookers as well as journalists who later interviewed her.
“I am not happy of what he did to me, he should always think twice before doing anything because what he did was not right at all,” she said, “If I knew he would do that I could not have even moved closer to him.”
The fan said she had planned to attend Chris Brown’s show but “now I will not go, because of what he has done to me.”
“We take selfies all the time with celebrities here, I don’t understand why he acted that way.”
There was no immediate comment from the musician’s promoters or himself and it was immediately clear if the incident had been reported to police. Capital FM
Despite his off-stage troubles, there can be no denying that Chris Brown is a talented performer. Several media professionals in Mombasa were offered the chance to watch him rehearse ahead of his big show on Saturday evening.
And when it came time for the big performance, Breezy did not disappoint. Here’s a glimpse of what Kenya got to witness:
Breezy performing in Mombasa: