There’s a report that claims Chris Brown begged to win his Grammy this year. An insider in Brown’s cam claims that Chris and Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich exchanged e-mails with Neil Portnow, President of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. In the e-mails, Ehrlich was “practically begged” to secure a Grammy for Chris for a “substantial amount of money.”
Portnow fired Ehrlich and released a statement that said, “Ehrlich was subsequently terminated, after many years of being involved with deliberating which of the past decades’ talents were worthy. 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.”
No comment from Chris Brown’s or Ehrlich’s people.
Chris Brown’s camp put out a statement regarding a report that Chris Brown tried to buy his Grammy this year.
The statement said, “There is a Chris Brown/Grammy story on a site that is totally bogus. You cannot buy a Grammy! The Recording Academy and their accountants are very protective and accurate with their voting process. Their 12,000 voting members decide who is nominated and who wins. The production company for the telecast, which Ken Ehrlich is Executive Producer of, has no say into the nominees or the winners. And Ken Ehrlich has not been fired, because this never happened! Please take the story down immediately. Thank you.”