Singer Chris Brown walked off stage after his concert in West Palm Beach Florida and into the hands of waiting deputies, who arrested him on a felony battery charge involving a nightclub photographer the last year, according to multiple news reports. He was booked and released from the Palm Beach County Jail less than an hour later after posting 2,000 USD bails.
Brown posted on Instagram that his Tampa show on Friday night would go on as planned. The singer is currently on his Heartbreak on a Full Moon tour.
Over the years Chris Brown has had multiple run-ins with authorities. In the last nine years, he was charged with felony assault and making criminal threats against his ex-girlfriend Rihanna, ahead of the Grammys in 2009. For this felony assault, he received five years probation and community service. In 2015 he completed his probation in that case.
In 2013, Brown was charged with misdemeanor assault. Brown and his bodyguard were arrested and charged with felony assault after he was accused of striking a man outside a hotel in Washington, D.C.
The charge was reduced to a misdemeanor the next day. He was ordered into rehab but was dismissed for violating facility rules. Brown spent two and half months in custody.