Just because Chris Brown has a Grammy doesn’t necessary mean he won it fair and square. That’s because insiders say Grammy Producer Ken Ehrlich was working on Brown’s behalf when he offered up some big bucks to secure a Grammy Award for Chris Brown.
According to reports, that’s exactly why Ehrlich recently made his way over to “CBS This Morning” to defend the annual music ceremony’s backing of Brown. Don’t believe me.. Ask Neil Portnow, President of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
Here’s what an insider had to say about the situation:
“In e-mails, Ehrlich practically begged to secure a Grammy for the star with much of the public’s disdain for a substantial amount of money.
Ehrlich was subsequently terminated, after many years of being involved with deliberating which of the past decades talents were worthy. Portnow released a statement after firing Ehrlich for his indiscretion and violation of the Academy’s ethics and integrity in rewarding talent. ‘With almost ten years of being President for The Academy, I would have never predicted that this would happen. My lack of blessing for Chris’s nomination was known, but as I’ve always respected by colleagues insights, I mustered all I could not to fight it so much. I have worked alongside Ken for years now, and I am heavily disappointed, and will have to raise the conduct around this board.
We will see to it that nothing of this caliber of humiliation will happen again.”
My question is, why would Ken Ehrlich go to so much trouble?
UPDATE: Of course a little research shows that Ken Ehrlich was never fired!