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Chris Brown totals car while dodging paparazzi, rep says

From Denise Quan and Jack Hannah, CNN
February 11, 2013 -- Updated 1026 GMT (1826 HKT)
Friends since 2005, Chris Brown and Rihanna went public with their romantic relationship in 2008. The couple went their separate ways after Brown pleaded guilty in June 2009 to assaulting the Barbadian singer on the eve of the 51st Grammy Awards. They've since reconciled, only to seemingly break up again. Here's a look back at their rocky relationship: Friends since 2005, Chris Brown and Rihanna went public with their romantic relationship in 2008. The couple went their separate ways after Brown pleaded guilty in June 2009 to assaulting the Barbadian singer on the eve of the 51st Grammy Awards. They've since reconciled, only to seemingly break up again. Here's a look back at their rocky relationship:
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Rihanna and Chris Brown through the years
Rihanna and Chris Brown through the years
Rihanna and Chris Brown through the years
Rihanna and Chris Brown through the years
Rihanna and Chris Brown through the years
Rihanna and Chris Brown through the years
Rihanna and Chris Brown through the years
Rihanna and Chris Brown through the years
Rihanna and Chris Brown through the years
Rihanna and Chris Brown through the years
Rihanna and Chris Brown through the years
Rihanna and Chris Brown through the years
Rihanna and Chris Brown through the years
Rihanna and Chris Brown through the years
Rihanna and Chris Brown through the years
Rihanna and Chris Brown through the years
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Chris Brown was not injured after crashing into a wall, police say
  • He was trying to escape several vehicles, Brown's rep says
  • Last month, a photographer was killed in traffic after shooting Justin Bieber's car

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Singer Chris Brown totaled his car while being "ruthlessly pursued by paparazzi," his representative said.

Brown was driving to a Symphonic Love Foundation event in Los Angeles when two vehicles cut him off.

"The occupants jumped out, with cameras, and aggressively approached his vehicle," Brown's representative said in a statement. "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."

Beverly Hills police said Brown crashed his black Porsche into a wall Saturday afternoon.

"Brown stated that he was being chased by paparazzi, causing him to lose control of his vehicle," police said in a statement.

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The crash follows a spate of vehicular incidents involving celebrities and paparazzi.

In January, a photographer was killed in traffic after taking pictures of Justin Bieber's Ferrari.

Last year, a Los Angeles city councilman predicted such a tragedy after witnessing a high-speed chase of Bieber by paparazzi.

Councilman Dennis Zine said the high-speed chase, which he estimated went for 15 miles, ended when a California Highway Patrol officer stopped Bieber and cited him for speeding.

Zine has sponsored tougher punishment for photographers who break the law while stalking celebrities.

"I expected to see a crash," Zine said of the chase. "The danger is of someone getting killed."

CNN's Alan Duke contributed to this report.

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