Chris Brown Denies Report That He Assaulted and Stepped on a Fan’s Head: ‘No Fans Were Hurt’

Fighting back! Chris Brown is denying a report that alleges he assaulted and stepped on a fan’s head at a recent concert.

TMZ obtained a video of the “Back to Sleep” singer, 27, performing in Cannes, France, on May 18. At one point in the clip, which was posted online on Saturday, June 4, Brown appears to step on fan Malek Mokrani’s head as he hops off the stage.

According to the site, Mokrani was hospitalized and put in a neck brace after suffering “neck and head pain.” He reportedly plans to file a police report.

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Chris Brown attends the NikeLab X Olivier Rousteing Football Nouveau Collection Launch Party at Cite Universitaire on June 1, 2016 in Paris. Anthony Ghnassia/Getty Images for Nike

Just hours after the video appeared online, Brown took to Instagram to deny that he’d assaulted the man.

“No fans were hurt by Chris Brown; no fans were beat up by Chris Brown,” he said in a video response.

The R&B entertainer continued, “I met the owner, shook his hand. We were partying and everything else. His staff though, security, I don’t think he probably knew who I was. I don’t care but he assaulted me. Grabbed his hand around my throat and tried to push me out the spot when we were walking. My security was already advancing to another spot so we handled the situation accordingly and moved on.”

Brown, who is the father of 2-year-old daughter Royalty, did not clarify whether Mokrani was the man that he claims assaulted him.

“Stop lying to people, saying we beating up fans, ‘cause I don’t do that,” he added.

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