Chris Brown has postponed his upcoming tour after his probation was revoked by a judge earlier this month (Jan15).
The Kiss Kiss hitmaker was slated to kick off his Between The Sheets shows with Trey Songz on Wednesday (28Jan15), but Brown has now announced that fans will have to wait a little longer to see him in concert. The embattled R&B star took to Instagram.com to write, "I would first like to apologize to all the fans and people who have been supporters of me and all the music over the years. The beginning of the BTS tour has been moved to later dates now. "The judge would not sign off on my travel to do the tour until I finish these last 100 hours of community service. I promise that I am busting my a** doing it everyday until it's complete... This is the most disappointing news I've gotten in a while... Out of 1000 hours I only have 100 left. I will work my a** off to complete it and I will be on that stage. "Once again I'm sorry for the delay. I love y'all! We will let y'all know the dates that are changed. It's not cancelled."
The singer's probation stemming from his 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna was revoked after it was determined that he recently broke court orders by leaving Los Angeles County to play a gig in San Jose, California. Officials also cited Brown's failure to complete his court-ordered community service before the recommended deadline for the decision.
Brown, who spent time in jail last year (14), could end up back behind bars if he is found to have wilfully violated the terms of his probation. The Behind The Sheets tour was initially scheduled to kick off in his home state of Virginia, with the U.S. tour continuing through until March (15).
Chris Brown is at the centre of a police investigation after his identification card was allegedly stolen and put up for sale online. The singer is believed to have left the document at San Bernardino County Jail in California after spending two nights there during a transfer to Washington, D.C. while he was behind bars as part of a long-running legal battle last year (14).
Brown's lawyer discovered this month (Jan15) that the missing ID card had turned up for sale online, so he contacted officers at the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department, who launched an investigation to track down the document.
Editors at TMZ.com report a suspect has been questioned and police are looking into how the card left the jail.
Chris Brown is feeling philosophical as he faces a possible return to prison, insisting, "Nothing can stop what God has planned".
The singer's probation stemming from his 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna has been revoked after it was determined that he broke court orders by leaving Los Angeles County to play a gig in San Jose, California last weekend (10-11Jan15). Officials also cited Brown's failure to complete his court-ordered community service before the recommended deadline for the decision.
Brown, who spent time in jail last year (14), could end up back behind bars if he is found to have wilfully violated the terms of his probation, but the Kiss Kiss star is staying positive.
In a message to fans, posted on Twitter.com, he writes, "Nothing can stop what God has planned. Surround yourself with elevators! It's almost over... Keeping pushing forward and don't break!"
Brown remains free until a court hearing on 20 March (15) when his fate will be decided.
Five revellers were injured in a shooting at the San Jose nightclub during Brown's appearance, but the judge overseeing the case determined there was no evidence he had any involvement.
Rapper Tyga has reportedly signed a deal to star in his own Mtv reality show.
The hip-hop star, real name Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson, is said to be lined up for the show, which will focus on his friendships and not his much-discussed love life. He is rumored to be dating Kim Kardashian's younger sister Kylie Jenner and has a notoriously fractious relationship with the mother of his child, model Blac Chyna.
Sources tell TMZ.com that neither women will appear in the show, but his pal Chris Brown is said to have filmed a segment.
Chris Brown is in big trouble again - his probation has been revoked because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Prosecutors in Los Angeles want Brown to return to prison after he was present at two separate nightclubs when people inside were shot recently.
At a probation progress report on Thursday (15Jan15), the R&B singer was reprimanded for performing at one of the clubs, in San Jose, California, last weekend (11Jan15) without getting the necessary court permission to leave Los Angeles County.
Shots rang out at the venue while Brown was onstage and five people were injured.
The judge overseeing the case insisted there is no evidence to suggest Brown was responsible for the shooting incident, but the prosecution officials fear that "people will get shot or seriously injured" when the singer "performs or attends" public events, adding he has shown "a pattern of making choices that are counterproductive".
Brown will return to court on 20 March (15) for a formal hearing. If the judge determines he "willfully" violated probation, he could be heading back to prison, where he spent time last year (14), reports TMZ.com.
The singer is still on probation for a 2009 assault conviction.
Meanwhile, the owner of the San Jose club, where last weekend's shooting incident took place, has lost his entertainment permit. State regulators have also suspended Fiesta Nightclub's liquor license for 60 days.
Police in San Diego, California were placed on high alert ahead of Chris Brown's show in the city after five revellers were injured in a shooting at his concert in San Jose. The Fine China hitmaker escaped injury after a gunman opened fire during a private show at the Fiesta nightclub in San Jose in the early hours of Sunday (11Jan15), but five revellers were hurt, and police subsequently launched a manhunt for those responsible.
Brown was booked to make an appearance in San Diego on Sunday night just hours after the shooting, and local authorities were placed on high alert.
Local reports suggest patrols were stepped up, and a statement from San Diego police officials revealed they worked closely with bosses at the Parq nightclub to make sure revellers were kept safe.
Several police cars were spotted on the street close to the venue as gig-goers queued to get in, and the event reportedly went ahead without incident.
Brown has yet to comment on the shooting.
Five people have been shot after a Chris Brown concert at a California nightclub ended in violence. The Fine China hitmaker was hosting a show at the Fiesta nightclub in San Jose in the early hours on Sunday (11Jan15), when an unidentified gunman opened fire, according to TMZ.com.
Video footage of the incident depicts a shocked but uninjured Brown being rushed to safety in the midst of the chaos.
Police were called to the scene, where four of the victims had to be transported to a local hospital for treatment. The fifth later sought out medical treatment on their own.
A number of people were detained by authorities, but as WENN went to press, it was unclear if any arrests had been made.
It's not the first time an event featuring Brown has been disrupted by gunfire - in August (14), a party hosted by the R&B star came crashing to an end after rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight was shot at the Los Angeles bash. Knight survived his injuries.
Brown's name was also linked to a California nightclub stabbing in September (14), when a man was attacked as he left the Supperclub, shortly after the singer had performed onstage.
Rapper Drake was left unimpressed with a comedian's impression of him and crashed the funnyman's set during a performance in Los Angeles. The Best I Ever Had hitmaker was in the audience for Red Grant's stand-up set at the iconic Comedy Store venue on Tuesday (06Jan15), when the funnyman broke out his impression of the Canadian.
In videos of the face-off, posted on social media, Grant even showed the crowd what Drake looks like rapping, by dancing around the stage to the MC's 6 God track while the star looked on.
When Grant was done with the mockery, Drake took the stage and roasted the funnyman, quipping, "What the f**k impression is that? Who is that s**t? That s**t is like a (R&B star) Omarion, Chris Brown together s**t. That's not me, man."
But Drake wasn't too upset by the send-off and was later seen laughing and clapping to Grant's act while standing at the side of the stage.
A lost passport prevented Chris Brown from ringing in 2015 in the Philippines, according to reports. Brown cancelled a New Year's Eve (31Dec14) concert in Manila at the last minute, citing "unfortunate circumstances", but now gig organisers at the Maligaya Development Corp have informed reporters that missing documents were the reason for the cancellation.
In a statement, the promoters reveal they were told Brown lost his passport "the day before the scheduled event".
The press release continues: "Hence, despite having entered into a contract with us, Chris Brown would not be able to comply with his obligation to perform."
The Kiss Kiss singer was set to hit the stage along with other acts at the Philippine Arena.
Troubled singer Chris Brown has cancelled his New Year's Eve (31Dec14) show in the Philippines. The Kiss Kiss star had been due to ring in 2015 at a show in Manila on Wednesday night (31Dec14), but he called off the concert just hours before he was due to take to the stage.
Brown did not give any details about why the show had to be scrapped, putting the cancellation down to "unfortunate circumstances".
In a series of posts on Twitter.com, he writes, "Team Breezy Manila! Due to unfortunate circumstances I can't bring in the new year with you... Too bad since the Philippines Arena is one of the best arenas in the world! Stay tuned Team Breezy!!!!... Team Breezy Manila I'll see you in spring!"