While Chris Brown doesn't deny having made antigay comments in the past, he's fighting mad about a recent report that he spewed homophobic slurs during a pickup basketball game.
An "exclusive" story in the July 25 issue of Star magazine accuses the singer of sounding off while playing basketball at a 24 Hour Fitness in Los Angeles. "He got really ticked off when things didn't go his way during the game, saying, 'That's gay!' and 'You're a f-----t a--!' to the other players," says the magazine, attributing the quotes to an eyewitness.
Accompanying the story was a photo that appears to show Brown confronting another player.
Brown's rep says the story is completely false -- the singer wasn't anywhere near a basketball court on the day in question.
"He spent the entire day with dozens of members of the production team filming the video for 'Body to Body' at 1870 Sunset Plaza in West Hollywood," says his rep, adding that photo published with the story had actually been taken on a New York basketball court in March.
"Chris Brown's management is considering taking appropriate legal action against the paper. Unfortunately this bogus account is being picked up by additional media outlets. We stand behind our client and want to set the record straight that this did not happen."
Brown issued his own comment via Twitter, saying, "Believing everything the media says only makes us stupid as a society."
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