Chris Brown Emerges from Home After Police Serve Warrant
The LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division is currently investigating an incident that occurred at Chris Brown's residence earlier this morning (Aug. 30) after a call came in at 3:11 a.m. PT, a public information officer from the LAPD tells Billboard. The rep said he could not offer any more information at this time though officers have been sent to the scene.
According to a report from TMZ, the singer allegedly threatened an unnamed woman -- who was reportedly part of a group of uninvited guests -- with a gun at his Los Angeles home, where several friends, including singer/actor Ray J, were said to have gathered. The woman was said to have called the cops while sources say Ray J was working on music. Brown is still within the residence.
Billboard has reached out to the singer's rep for comment. This story will be updated with more information as it becomes available.
UPDATE: Chris Brown took to Instagram to address the situation. In a three-part video, the singer went on a rant against the police and the media while also claiming his innocence.
In the first clip, he says, "So I'm sleep half the damn night, I just wake up all these motherf--king helicopter choppers is around, the police out there at the gate. C'mon, my n----a, what the f--k else do y'all want from me, bro? I stay out of the way, take care of my daughter, do work. I don't even f--k ugly bitches, trifling bitches, whatever the f--k it is. I'm not on that, bro. I'm way too tired in the morning to be dealing with this bullshit." He continues, "Every three months, y'all come up with something different. What's next? I'ma fart a elephant?"
Brown then turned the topic to the police. "When I call the police for dangerous people that are stalking my life, they don't come till the next day. Let somebody make a f--ked up allegation about me and oh yeah, the whole f--king SWAT team. My n---a. I'm innocent. I'm tired of this shit."
The second clip finds Brown embracing the publicity. "Y'all ain't doing nothing but giving me better publicity." He also addressed reports that he was "barricading himself in his house," saying, "Have you seen my house? Yes, I'm gonna barricade myself in a palace. I'm not coming out. For what? I ain't did shit. I ain't gon' do shit, and it's always gon' be f--ked up police. Black lives matter, n---a. Y'all gon' stop playin' me like I'm the villain out here or I'm goin' crazy. I'm not. You guys got me f--ked up though so good luck, when you get the warrant, whatever you need to do, you gon' walk up in here and you gon' see nothin'. You idiots. Y'all are the worst gang in the world and I said it."
He then plugged his latest single "Grass Ain't Greener" and offered this last note, "I don't give a f--k about your personal opinion ... What I do care about is y'all are defacing my name as a person and my character and my integrity. I am a father, I am one of the best entertainers out here without bragging, saying 'Woe is me. I don't get enough credit...'"
Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, did not immediately respond to Billboard's request for comment. See the clips below.
UPDATE -- 4:44 p.m. ET: The Los Angeles Police Department's police lieutenant Chris Ramirez held a press conference, offering more details about the case.
According to a Fox 10 live stream, a half dozen people were escorted out of the residence and are cooperating with authorities.
Ramirez said that the investigation was being transferred to the robbery-homicide division and that detectives are trying to make contact with Brown. He also said he had no knowledge of him refusing to cooperate despite reports that he had allegedly shut the door on cops asking to search the residence.
"[Investigators] still have to interview the victim and any potential witnesses in this incident that may have occurred at Mr. Brown's house. At this time, that is all the information we have," Ramirez said. No arrests have been made.
The singer also emerged from his home after police served a warrant following an hourslong stand-off.