Chris Brown — who is under investigation for allegedly snatching an iPhone from a fan trying to take his picture as he left a Miami nightclub — may have freaked out because he was leaving the club with two groupies and did not want Rihanna to find out.
Gossip Extra has learned that when Miami Beach police interviewed rapper Tyga, who was with Chris and two bodyguards in his Bentley at the time of the incident, all three told cops that Brown was freaked out because two female fans were taking photos of Brown walking to his car with two groupies, a source close to the case said.
Tyga reportedly told detectives:
“The guy’s trying to get back with Rihanna, and he knows that wouldn’t happen if the photos ended up online!”
“The cops told the three characters that if they didn’t say what happened at the scene, they would be charged with robbery,” the source said.
During the incident, the source added, one of the bodyguards grabbed a camera from Christal Spann.
“Chris kept telling him: ‘Erase the motherf…… pictures,’” the source said. “Those photos can’t get out there.”
The bodyguard obliged, then returned it to its owner. But from the back of his black Bentley, Brown grabbed Spann’s iPhone and closed his window as the car rolled away.
The woman who claims Chris Brown robbed her of her cell phone was captured on video obtained by TMZ, clearly agitated as she tells cops, “He snatched my phone.”