The singer was apprehended in Florida last night (July 5) in connection with an outstanding warrant
Chris Brown was arrested moments after he finished his show in West Palm Beach, Florida last night (July 5).
The singer had just finished performing at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre in the city when he was apprehended by police – who were waiting in the wings of the venue – in connection with an outstanding warrant.
WPTV are reporting that Brown was booked into the Palm Beach County jail after being sought for a felony battery warrant from the Hilllsborough County Sheriff’s Office. He was later released after paying a $2000 (£1,512) bond.
After being released from jail, Brown posted an image to Instagram of him performing with the caption “what’s new?” and an eye-roll emoji. He also appeared to confirm that he will continue his ‘Heartbreak On A Full Moon’ tour later today (July 6) in Tampa, Florida.
Back in March, Rihanna hit out at a Snapchat advert that encouraged users to either ‘Slap Rihanna’ or ‘Punch Chris Brown’.
The feature appeared to reference Brown’s 2009 conviction for assualting his then-girlfriend Rihanna at a pre-Grammys party. He was later sentenced to community service.
The Snapchat advert attracted a huge backlash, with Rihanna herself responding as she criticised the app for “[spending] money to animate something that would intentionally bring shame to domestic violence victims.”