Rapper Chris Brown was briefly arrested Thursday night after a concert in Florida, confirmed to AFP the sheriff’s office in Palm Beach.
The 29-year-old singer, who has already been in trouble with the law for violence, was arrested around 11 pm, immediately after his concert in West Palm Beach, on a charge of assault, said a spokesman for the sheriff . Spokesman Eric Davis did not provide details on the charge, but according to the TMZ people news site, the incident that prompted Chris Brown’s arrest dates back to an unspecified date last year. . The rapper allegedly attacked a photographer while doing the DJ at a club in Tampa, Florida.
The rapper was quickly released after paying $ 2,000 bail, according to the sheriff’s office. Chris Brown, winner of a Grammy in 2012 for his album F.A.M.E., is currently touring in the southeastern United States to promote his album “Heartbreak on a Full Moon”, released in late 2017. After his concert Thursday, which was attended by some 3,000 spectators, he is scheduled to perform tonight in Tampa, according to his Facebook page. Brown hit the headlines in 2009 for hitting star Rihanna, his girlfriend. He pleaded guilty and was under surveillance for six years.
Since then, he pleaded guilty to assaulting a fan in Washington in 2014 and was charged in 2016 with violence against a woman in Las Vegas and another in Los Angeles, where he was briefly arrested. In early May, he was sued in Los Angeles by a woman who says she was raped by a friend of Brown at a party at the singer’s home in February 2017, where drugs and alcohol were consumed in abundance.