Kenyans have taken to social media angrily demanding the deportation of American R&B star Chris Brown for reportedly breaking a fan’s mobile phone.
Brenda Chepkoech says the incident happened Saturday when she tried to take a selfie with the singer on his arrival at the Moi International Airport, Mombasa.
Chepkoech told NTV Kenya that Brown grabbed her phone and threw it away, landing on the floor and shattering to pieces.
“I was with my friends and was trying to take a selfie when he grabbed the phone from the back. I was shocked,” she said in a video.
She added: “I have a ticket for the show but I won’t attend it. Brown should know that we like his songs but he has to respect his fans,” she said.
Brenda Chepkoech gives her side of the alleged phone smashing incident involving Chris Brown pic.twitter.com/sFMOcxgrq2
— NTV Kenya (@ntvkenya) October 8, 2016
The fan later told Daily Nation that she bought the iPhone 6 last month at Sh90,000 and seeing it being tossed off like a mulika mwizi (a cheap feature phone) was bad.
“Although it is only the screen protector and back cover that broke, I cannot imagine how I would have felt had it been damaged,” Chepkoech told Nation.
Brown had just landed in Mombasa for his much anticipated show tonight whose tickets go for Sh5,000 per person.
According to NTV Kenya, Chris Brown is getting paid Sh 1 million per minute for a 90-minute performance.
Nation says the “Loyal” hit singer touched down at the Moi International Airport in Mombasa at around 11.30am in his private jet.
He was escorted to the English Point Marina under heavy security, with both personal and local bodyguards.
His Nigerian counterpart Wizkid was also booked in at the same classic hotel Friday night when he arrived.
Chris Brown widely known as “Breezy” will also share the stage with Tanzanian Bongo flava star Ali Kiba and Ugandan rapper Navio.