While the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards audience sat and watched Chris Brown's high-flying performance, little did anyone know that a surprising transaction occurred between the 'Look at Me Now' Best Hip Hop Video nominee, his $22,000 watch, a bodyguard and a fan, TMZ reports.

Looks like Breezy forgot to take off his watch -- "a Rolex with a white oyster face and diamond-encrusted bezel" -- as he began performing onstage, which lead him to attempt a toss the jewelry to a safer place. You'd think it slipped off as he was hovering Christ-like and crazy-flipping-off-a-harness above the audience, but that wasn't the case. CB haphazardly sent the watch flying into the crowd surrounding the the stage.

When his bodyguard went off into the crowd to investigate the whereabouts of the watch and asked if anyone had seen it, someone decided honesty was the best policy and returned it. "Chris did not get to meet the fan, he is very appreciative of the fan's actions," says Chris Brown rep.

Well, Chris Brown may have lost his nomination to Nicki Minaj, but at least he didn't lose his watch!

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