R&B singer Chris Brown keeps catching L’s left and right this week.
Chris Brown is being accused of bribing members of the Grammy production team to get a win. At this year’s Grammys, Brown walked away with his first trophy in the category of Best R&B Album. There are allegedly some email exchanges between Chris Brown and Ken Ehrlich and Neil Portnow. Ehrlich is a key force in putting together the Grammys telecast and Portnow is the President of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. According to insiders, these emails are mostly Breezy damn near begging for Ehrlich and Portnow to get Brown a Grammy in exchange for a nice some of money.
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Though many believe this is just a terrible rumor, some are beginning to think it is true. A few months after the Grammys, Ehrlich was fired from his position and the reason given was Ehrlich made an “indiscretion and violation of the Academy’s ethics and integrity in rewarding talent.” Neil Portnow released a statement saying, “With almost ten years of being President for The Academy, I would have never predicted that this would happen. My lack of blessing for Chris’ nomination was known, but as I’ve always respected by colleagues’ insights, I mustered all I could not to fight it so much. I have worked alongside Ken for years now, and I am heavily disappointed, and will have to raise the conduct around this board. will see to it that nothing of this caliber of humiliation will happen again.”