Chris Brown as of late has been in the spotlight but for all the wrong reasons. The talented singer, dancer, and actor has been gracing us with his talents since the release of his self-titled debut album in 2005 have seen his personal life on display and spiral for a bit as of late. As we get older some say you get wiser, but in the case of Chris Brown, it seems as if his antics make him look more and more foolish by the day. Now with rumors of him being a drug addict (which he denies), I decided to take a look back at this history of Breezy violent past.
To be fair with every wrong there is a right and the right, in this case, is that Chris music and stage presence did not suffer(yet). Upon my research, I noticed that Brown downward spiral started when he moved from his hometown of Virginia to LA. In my opinion, the LA life got a hold of the younger Brown and it hasn’t left him yet.
Breezy latest run-ins include not one but two restraining orders against. One is from former girlfriend Karrueche Tran and the other is from her male friends, Joseph Ryan La Cour. But before there were these restraining orders, Breezy violent history past is noted. Take a look at the chronological past below.
February 8, 2009
Brown and then-girlfriend Rihanna have an argument that escalates into physical violence on the part of Brown. Rihanna is left with visible facial injuries and is hospitalized; Brown is subsequently charged with felony assault and making criminal threats on March 5. He pleads guilty to a felony on June 22 of that year and accepts a plea deal of community labor, five years’ probation and domestic violence counseling.
Brown is denied a visa to the U.K. over the assault on Rihanna. He had been planning a short tour in the U.K. and Ireland. In a statement, the U.K.’s home office wrote, “We reserve the right to refuse entry to the UK to anyone guilty of a serious criminal offense. Public safety is one of our primary concerns. Each application to enter the UK is considered on its individual merits.”
March 22, 2011
Following an interview with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America in which Brown is asked about the incident with Rihanna, the singer allegedly blew up in his dressing room during a commercial break and threw a chair at a window overlooking Times Square. He confronted several members of the show’s production staff and exited the building, shirtless.
June 14, 2012
Eight people are injured in a brawl in an NYC nightclub involving Brown, Drake, NBA star Tony Parker, and assorted members of the trio’s entourages. Brown later makes a diss record about Drake (A remix of Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like”) and Brown’s attorney claims that Drake was the instigator of the brawl, though the pair appeared together in a comedic skit two years later at the ESPY Awards, suggesting they’ve made up.
Brown attends a Halloween party dressed as an Islamic terrorist. Also present at the party is Rihanna, which is a violation of the restraining order taken out against Brown in the wake of the assault. He appears in court on November 1.
January 2013Brown and his entourage clash with fellow singer Frank Ocean and his group outside a West Hollywood recording studio, reportedly over a parking space. One of Brown’s entourage reportedly used a homophobic slur against Ocean and Brown allegedly punched Ocean and threatened to shoot him, though the latter declined to press charges.
Brown’s probation is revoked after his involvement in an alleged hit-and-run in Los Angeles. Earlier in 2013, reports surfaced that questioned the validity of Brown’s community service – he appeared to be credited with having served time during periods in which he was out of the country. The hit-and-run charges are eventually dropped, but Brown is served with an additional 1,000 hours of community service.
October 27, 2013
Brown is arrested for felony assault in Washington D.C. when he and his bodyguard are involved in an altercation with two men outside of a hotel. He spends 36 hours in jail and is brought back to California to appear in court in Los Angeles.
Timeline provided by People