While performing at the MTV Video Music Awards, Chris Brown felt his watch become loose on his wrist, so he attempted to toss it to the side of the stage where it would be out of the way of his dance routine. However, he miscalculated his toss, and ended up throwing the watch into the crowd by mistake. It was a diamond encrusted watch, valued at $22,000.
Following his performance, a security guard went and asked the crowd if anyone had seen the watch. A very honest female fan immediately returned the watch to the guard, who took it backstage to Chris. At this point, Chris did not ask for the fan to be brought backstage so he could thank her, he didn't send an autograph back for her- nothing.
It is only now, in the days following, that reporters are asking Chris if he ever thanked the fan for her honesty-- so now Chris Brown is telling TMZ that he hopes she will "contact his people" so they can give her some free concert tickets. Only thing is, they never got her name. And the only person who saw her was the security guard at MTV. So how does the average fan know how to get the direct contact information for Chris Brown's people? And what is to stop hundreds of women from claiming they are the one who returned the watch? Is Chris Brown going to ask everyone to submit a photograph and then hire that security guard to look at all the pictures and try to identify the woman who did, indeed, return the watch? And would the security guard even be able to recognize her again?
This just feels like such a lame, after-the-fact attempt to make good. The fact is, he didn't do anything for the woman at the time-- and unless someone has her image on video returning the watch, this woman is unlikely to ever be able to prove herself. I think Chris Brown just got his watch back and didn't give it another thought until reporters started questioning whether he had done anything to thank her, and his people realized they had missed an opportunity for Chris Brown to get some good PR.