Not many celebrities who have a following such as Chris Brown would willingly put their actual address online, but Breezy did so anyway in the name of a good old-fashioned (and high-end) yard sale. As fans lined up outside his Los Angeles home on Wednesday (Nov. 6), the “No Guidance” singer set out racks on top of racks of high-end designer clothes pulled straight from his closet for fans to rummage through.
According to Billboard, fans queued for hours in a line before the yard sale even began to nab Breezy exclusives for unmatchable bargains and with prices ranging from $10 to $150. CBS Los Angeles reports that a source revealed Brown wanted to hold the event as a special gift to his fans. While it appears that the yard sale went off without a hitch, based on the fan pictures flooding social media, the whole event was unfortunately nearly shut down before it even got started, according to TMZ.
The site reports that authorities came by Brown's place one day prior to the event, Tuesday (Nov. 5), and was informed by officials from the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety that someone had filed a complaint against him.
Reportedly, the person had alleged that the R&B singer was bringing stuff onto the property to sell, which Brown denied. He explained to the officials that everything he was planning to put up for sale were his own personal belongings taken from inside his house.
TMZ says they spoke directly with officials from Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety, who clarified that they simply spoke with the 30-year-old about proper yard sale protocol and left it at that, although the outlet notes they were at his property for over an hour.
Sources close to the matter say there were repeated attempts to shut down the event throughout the day. At one point, a police officer reportedly stopped by and told Brown and his team that they couldn’t hold a yard sale without a permit. According to TMZ, however, permits aren’t required.
Despite the potentially minor setback, it appears the R&B icon’s rummage sale event turned out to be a success in the end. For any more hopeful Breezy wardrobe buyers who missed out, there will be a day two of the yard sale on Thursday (Nov. 7) starting at 10 a.m.
See the official flyer for the event below:
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