“I was trying to show people that it wasn’t as serious as she [Brown] was making it to be, you know,” he said when asked why he did it by local TV station KLFY.

“I thought I could lick it off, kind of, to moisten it and pull it right off, but that didn’t work though.” He added: “It went backwards, you know.”

Doctors performed what he described as a “painful peeling” to free the cup.