Chris Brown Claims Pilot Asked for 8-Ball!?!!

5/18/2016 6:06 AM PDT

Chris Brown is hilarious ... he finally got to Cannes after getting kicked off a private jet in Miami for hotboxing the plane ... but Chris says it was the pilot and not him who was into drugs. 

Chris claims -- or at least insinuates -- he was not smoking pot on the plane, although he doesn't explain why the pilot would summon cops and remove him from the jet.  As we reported the police report is clear ... Chris and his entourage were removed from the plane. 

He does say, incredibly, that the pilot wanted to score an 8-ball from his posse.

He's entertaining, for sure.