Chris Brown: A History of Violence

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.

June 2010
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.

October/November 2012
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.

July 2013
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.

October 2013
Brown voluntarily enters a rehab facility, only to be kicked out on November 14 for violent behavior. Six days after that, he’s sentenced to three months at an anger management rehab facility.February 2014
Brown is diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder by doctors while in rehab. The facility believes his past behavior stemmed from his attempts to self-medicate his troubles.March 14, 2014
Brown is kicked out of the Malibu treatment facility where a judge ordered him to stay after serving his 90 days. He is sent to jail for violating the facility’s rules and on May 9, 2014, is sentenced to 131 days in jail for his probation violation.June 2, 2014
Brown is given early release from jail. He remains on probation and is ordered to complete his remaining community service and see a psychiatrist twice a week.

September 2, 2014
Brown pleads guilty to assault related to the incident in D.C.

January 15, 2015
Brown’s probation is revoked when a judge learns he’d traveled outside the Los Angeles County without prior consent to perform at a nightclub for a private performance. An altercation during the performance escalated into gunfire and five people were shot.

May 5, 2015
Brown is briefly named in a misdemeanor battery case in Las Vegas in which a man alleges the singer hit him after an argument over a basketball game. The man declined to press charges.

Brown cancels his tour of Australia and New Zealand a week before the first show. In late September, Australia’s immigration minister, Peter Dutton, warned Brown his visa would be denied, based on his criminal history, if he could not show just cause to the contrary.

January 2, 2016
Brown is investigated by police in Las Vegas after a woman alleges he beat her and stole her cell phone during a party at the Palms Casino Resort. Brown’s rep calls the charges “Unequivocally untrue.”

That’s a quick brief, and let us not forget the beef between Breezy and Soulja Boy.

Needless to say, upon seeing Chris perform at Drais nightclub in Vegas and seeing him kill the stage with dance moves and having the packed house rocking, us as fans want to see the best for him and we don’t want our stars to be taking from the sky too soon.

Timeline provided by People

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