A spokesperson for R&B singer Chris Brown has dismissed reports the star is tipping off the paparazzi to snap pictures of him with Rihanna after the pair's weekend 'reconciliation'.
Brown was arrested and charged with making criminal threats following an alleged altercation with his girlfriend after a pre-Grammy party on 8 February (09), which is said to have left Rihanna in need of hospital treatment.
His career quickly began to suffer, with bosses at Wrigleys and America's Got Milk? campaign pulling promotional ads featuring Brown, and several radio stations removing his songs from their playlists.
The pair reunited at the weekend (28Feb-01Mar09) for a heart-to-heart at Sean 'Diddy' Combs Florida estate, and then jetted to Los Angeles on Sunday, where they were caught on camera disembarking a jet.
The pictures sparked reports Brown had placed calls to the paparazzi, hoping it would help him salvage his singing career.
A source tells the New York Post, "Chris tipped off the photographers. He needs it to be out there that he and Rihanna are back together. His only chance for a career was if she got back together with him, and he wanted people to see them there."
But a spokesperson for the star has brushed off the claim, insisting, "To my knowledge this is not true."
Brown, who was freed on bail following his arrest, is due in court in Los Angeles on Thursday (05Mar09) for an arraignment hearing.