Chris Brown's representative has cleared up reports suggesting the R&B singer behaved badly during a recent flight on a private jet.
The Loyal hitmaker hit headlines on Wednesday (03Jun15) after a story surfaced suggesting he had berated air stewardesses on the plane after they asked him to stop smoking.
According to Us Weekly, the singer had been puffing on a marijuana joint with a pal and when one flight attendant told him the aircraft was a no-smoking zone, he allegedly "blew smoke" in her face and boasted, "I paid $60,000 for this jet, so I own it and everyone inside."
A source also claimed Brown had been rude to another attendant, reportedly calling her an "old a**" and questioning why she was employed on his plane.
However, a spokesperson for Brown has since spoken out in defence of the R&B star, insisting key details in the magazine article are wrong, although there was a minor dispute onboard.
The rep's statement reads: "This story is false. Chris was smoking on the plane prior to takeoff as was a companion of his. The pilot explained it was a non-smoking flight so Chris immediately extinguished his cigarette. His companion did as well but in a manner which angered the pilot who then said he would not fly the plane until this person was removed.
"Chris spoke to his tour manager, who was speaking with the pilot, and asked if they could replace the pilot. In the end, his companion was removed and the plane departed.
"Also, contrary to the story, there was only one flight attendant, not two and Chris was never rude to her. In addition, Chris did not pay for the plane, the music label paid."