Singer Chris Brown crashed his car into a wall after claiming he was being chased by paparazzi, Beverly Hills police have confirmed.
The 23-year-old, who was unhurt, told officers he had lost control of his black Porsche Turbo while trying to get away.
Lieutenant Lincoln Hoshino said officers would be investigating the crash.
A statement from Beverly Hills Police Department said: "On February 9, 2013 at approximately 12:03pm, entertainer Chris Brown was involved in a solo, non-injury traffic collision in the 600 Block Bedford Drive/Camden Drive alley.
"Mr. Brown was the driver of the vehicle and collided with a wall.
"Brown stated that he was being chased by paparazzi causing him to lose control of his vehicle. Brown's Black Porsche was towed from the scene at his request."
It is not clear whether the paparazzi allegedly involved in the incident have been identified.
The crash came a day before the Grammy Awards, held at LA's Staples Center on Sunday, where Chris Brown has been nominated for best urban contemporary album.
The incident marks another unfortunate event for the US R&B star.
Earlier this week, court records claimed Brown threatened to shoot singer Frank Ocean during a fight over a parking space last month.
The report was included in a prosecution motion seeking to have Brown's probation revoked over discrepancies in the records of his 2009 community service order for beating his girlfriend Rihanna.