Singer Chris Brown was arrested for battery following a concert in
Florida, authorities said Friday, the troubled star’s latest brush with
Police seized the R&B star shortly after he left the stage
Thursday night in West Palm Beach. He was booked on a
charge of felony battery and released after he paid a
$2,000 bond, the sheriff’s office said.
The Palm Beach County sheriff’s office said that Brown was
arrested on a warrant from Tampa but did not give specifics.
The celebrity news site TMZ said the warrant was related to an
incident last year when Brown punched an in-house photographer
during a paid appearance at a nightclub.
The singer was due to return to Tampa on Friday for a concert as
part of an ongoing tour.
Brown, 29, has a long history of violence. In May, a Los Angeles
woman said she was lured to the singer’s house and repeatedly
raped by him and a rapper.
Prominent lawyer Gloria Allred called it “one of the most horrific
cases involving alleged sexual assault that I have ever seen.”
Most notoriously, Brown in 2009 was convicted of beating fellow
singer Rihanna, who was then his girlfriend and was forced to miss
the Grammy Awards due to her injuries.
In 2016, he was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly
weapon following a standoff with Los Angeles police, after a woman
said he threatened her at his home.
He also pleaded guilty to assaulting a fan in Washington in 2014
and was accused of violence by a woman in Las Vegas.
Brown was discovered by record label scouts when he was a boy
working at his father’s gas station in Virginia. First identified as a
rapper, he quickly found success with his rich singing voice but he
has been in the news more often in recent years for his legal