Chris Brown was arrested on Thursday (July 5) moments after he finished his Florida concert for an outstanding warrant. Chris had wrapped up a show at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. Several police officers were waiting outside the building and when the rapper finished his performance, he was taken into custody.
As reported by TMZ, he had kept a low profile since last month. He was recently seen celebrating his daughter Royalty's birthday with baby mama Nia Guzman. It was his Royalty's 4th birthday.
Brown was wanted on a felony battery warrant from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office, according to WPTV. The station said that he was released after he paid a $2,000 bond. This is not the first time that Chris has found himself in legal trouble. In March, Chris landed himself in trouble yet again as the rapper was spotted with his hands clutching a woman’s throat in Miami.
In some of the pictures that were taken, it seemed like the woman was distressed with his hands around her throat. However, there were a couple of pictures that suggested they were having fun as the woman was seen smiling while Chris grabbed her neck. According to TMZ, both Chris and the woman said that it was a playful act and nothing serious had happened.
Chris and some of his friends are reportedly staying at a rented home during the Ultra Electronic Music Festival which is taking place in the city. The singer's lawyer Mark Geragos came forward clearing the air about the incident. "She's a friend. It's obviously playful as she confirmed. Whoever invaded their privacy will be held accountable," they told the website.One of the reasons for people to think that the singer might be physically assaulting this woman is due to the fact that Chris has a background of physically assaulting people in the past. Back in 2009, Chris pleaded guilty of assaulting Rihanna after the two got into a fight after a pre-Grammys party. After pleading guilty, Chris had to serve five years of probation. He formally completed his probation in 2015.
In another incident which dated back to 2012, Chris was involved in a brawl with Drake and his entourage. The incident took place at a New York nightclub. It was reported that the fight had allegedly been about Rihanna. The following year, he was involved in yet another altercation with Frank Ocean. It was claimed that during the incident, he punched or pushed the singer. However, no charges were pressed at that time. At the same time, in October that same year, Chris was arrested for felony assault after he punched a man outside the W Hotel in Washington DC.