On working with Brown:
At a February 2016 Vanity Fair Italia shoot, a member of Brown’s team says he observed Brown snorting cocaine, which he was turning to more frequently. His moods became even more unpredictable. “We would ask, ‘What’s the temperature today?’ ” says a member of his security detail at the time. “You didn’t know how he was going to wake up. Were you going to get cool Chris? Or depressed or artsy and focused Chris, who would be very productive? Or the happy-go-lucky Chris, who would just joke around and have fun? It was a different person every day.”
On the ‘Grass Ain’t Greener’ video shoot:
After a chaotic August video shoot in which, according to a witness, Brown — who was flown through a forest outside Fresno, Calif., in a harness while wearing gold teeth and a purple ponytail — threatened a cameraman by saying his cousin would “knock his a** out,” then excused himself to the restroom where he was found two hours later, taking a nap.