Could Chris Brown Be Facing Prison Time?
It’s a definite possibility after he was present at two separate nightclubs when people inside were shot recently.
At a probation progress report on Thursday, the R&B singer was reprimanded for performing at one of the clubs, in San Jose, California, last weekend 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 March 20 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, reports TMZ.
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.
The singer seemed to be feeling philosophical, insisting, “Nothing can stop what God has planned”.
In a message to fans, posted on Twitter he writes, “Nothing can stop what God has planned. Surround yourself with elevators! It’s almost over… Keeping pushing forward and don’t break!”
Nothing can stop what God has planned. Surround yourself with elevators! It's almost over… Keeping pushing forward and don't break!
— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) January 16, 2015