Credit: Instagram @chrisbrownofficial

Quite frankly, this needs no introduction, however for the sake of news, we’re going to give it one.

At best, Chris Brown is overtly controversial. He was perhaps one of the first artists to be “cancelled” by much of society after he pleaded guilty to felony-assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. Since then, he has had many run-ins with the law including 2018, when an illegal pet monkey was seized from his Los Angeles home. But despite what could only be considered strange happenings coming from his crib, there is no denying his knack for designer goods and coveted street style. Perhaps that is why, after an Instagram post was published to the rapper’s 89 million followers announcing a yard sale, thousands of fans took to Tarzana to cop a piece of his threads.

Accompanied with “DA CRIB…”, Brown lured customers to the LA house in droves and sparked a police operation to not only control crowds but for the potential to shut down the spectacle altogether. While Australian fanatics line up for the launch of Virgil Abloh’s IKEA collaboration today, and now this, it makes me question, does no one have a day job anymore? Apparently, that hasn’t stopped anyone.

Symone Maddox of San Bernardino, California, said she took the day off work to check out the yard sale, hoping to get some hats and hoodies. “I already told my boss, she told me to bring something back,” Maddox said, according to Fox Business.

Naturally, Twitter lit up with videos and images of the mass crowds. College students were reported to be spending over $3,500 USD on pieces and one man was videoed boasting a pair of 2009 Jordan Bred sneakers and after 12 hours and $500, he hopes to make over $2,000 after resale.

Check out the chaos below. Chris Brown has not made an appearance at the time of publish.

thoughts?