UPDATE: Chris Brown allegedly used a gay slur against the man he punched in the face, according to eyewitnesses, in front of a Washington, D.C. hotel early Sunday morning. The victim and his friend reportedly photobombed a picture Brown was taking with two female fans, causing the singer to snap and start a brawl.
Before throwing the first punch, Brown reportedly said, "I'm not into this gay s***, I'm into boxing." The victim of the attack, who was treated at a local hospital and subsequently released, is urging prosecutors to file criminal charges. Brown could face up to four years of prison time for breaking his probation (still active from his 2009 attack against Rihanna) and additional time if convicted of assault.
Chris Brown was arrested outside of a Washington, D.C. hotel in the wee hours of Sunday morning after allegedly striking a man, TMZ reports. The F.A.M.E. singer was booked on felony assault charges for punching the man in the face after an argument got out of hand. Sources claim Breezy and the man did not know each other, and that the other man did not throw a punch.
Brown was with his bodyguard, who was also arrested. Law enforcement confirms that neither Brown nor his bodyguard were under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The victim of the reported attack, who is claiming serious injury, was taken to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment.
If convicted, Brown could face up to four years of prison time for the incident, which violates his 2009 probation order following the battery of then-girlfriend Rihanna. Brown was also involved in scuffles with rapper and nemesis Drake, and later with Frank Ocean, neither of which resulted in criminal charges.
Breezy was in the D.C. area to host a party at Park & 14th nightclub.
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