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Chris Brown Bought Grammy: Producer is Fired

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Did Chris Brown buy his Grammy award? Sure looks like it after it was discovered the R&B singer has direct ties to Ken Ehrlich, the producer behind the Grammys. The producer defended Brown’s involvement in the ceremony on CBS This Morning after the whole incident was made public.

However, an insider says that there’s more to this story than a small endorsement on Ehrlich’s behalf. A source close to Brown has forwarded e-mails that were exchanged between Brown and Ehrlich to Neil Portnow, who is the President of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

These e-mails in question that have been passing back and forth between the R&B star and the Grammy head were said to be riddled with bribery. The e-mails “practically begged” to secure the golden award for Brown in lieu of Brown giving, “a substantial amount of money.” The amount of money wasn’t disclosed by this insider who’s close to Chris Brown’s camp, but it was said that “Ehrlich was subsequently terminated, after many years of being involved with deliberating which of the past decades’ talents were worthy.”

The firing of Ehrlich is a little more than coincidental given the nature of his firing was said to be over “indiscretion and violation of the Academy’s ethics and integrity in rewarding talent.” Neil Portnow, the President of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences released a statement following the firing stating, “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.”

Chris Brown’s publicist and Ehrlich haven’t released any comments after the firing.

Update: Chris Brown’s PR team is now adamantly denying this story ever happened, saying every detail related to the firing and the bribe is “bogus.”

What do you think? Did Chris Brown pay for his Grammy or is he innocent?

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24 Responses to “Chris Brown Bought Grammy: Producer is Fired”

  1. Michael Shaw

    I need the whole story here. Emails or not, grammys have to be voted on by members of NARAS, don't they. You can't just buy one. Perhaps the language in the emails was inappropriate, and the firing is more ethically related to that, but Brown deserved a grammy. It's hard to believe members of Naras did not vote fo him this year. He won all the other awards too, BET, MTV, Billboard. This nutty story needs to be told by both sides. If noone is asking Chris to give the grammy back, then the beef is between Ehrlich and the NARAS pres.

  2. Anderson Monteiro

    Hahahaha…. Poor Chris, It'll never stop!
    People just can't leave him…. Beyonce bought a lot of but Chris… He deserved it for sure, just take a look at the others nominations…

  3. Thomas Semere

    whether he bought it or not isn't what I'm going to comment on because I don't have the full story. but chris brown did NOT deserve the award he got. he got best r&b album for an album that was more pop than anything. with artists going in the dance direction, r&b has become more diluted than ever. it was a damn shame that r. kelly's "love letter" album didn't win; that album was amazing. the academy failed, regardless of a payoff.

  4. Cindi Cindy

    This WHOLE ARTICLE IS NOT TRUE! Someone is trying to destroy Chris Brown's creditably, He won the Grammy because of a good Album that had 4 number one songs! So don't believe this BullChhhhyt article.

  5. Cindi Cindy

    This WHOLE ARTICLE IS NOT TRUE! Someone is trying to destroy Chris Brown's creditably, He won the Grammy because of a good Album that had 4 number one songs! So don't believe this BullChhhhyt article.DAMIT!

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  7. Stephen Mattia

    He is innocent Chris brown would never do such a thing like that. They are just saying that because of what he did in 2009 and what he did at the Billboard Awards on Sunday thay need to cut it out and move on.

  8. Daniel T Clegg

    this is complete crap you just have to look who he was up against.
    R kelly was his only real competition.
    Breezys album went number one had a massive hit look at me now.
    can anyone name the number ones from the other nominees?
    you hear their songs everywhere?
    god people are pathetic they will do anything to make people look down on him but he keeps getting back up and showing them he isn't going anywhere I hope his next album does even better!
    haters gunna hate.
    n his just getting more popular people are lining up for him to be in there songs so no matter the shit people try and pull his still here and is the hottest RNB artist out accept it.

  9. Philip HeavilyArmed Smith

    Would he? Hell yes. He's a fuckin dirtbag. If he beats women then that means he'll do other shit… Bribery is prolly more than ok on his list… Fuck Chris "CrackABitchHead" Brown