Chris Brown Violates Probation?
Chris Brown attended court on Monday after testing positive for marijuana. As part of his probation’s terms Brown is not allowed to use any illicit substances while serving his court-mandated community service for the 2009 beating of his then-girlfriend Rihanna.
During court Brown presented a prescription for marijuana as an excuse for his testing positive. While no charges were brought against the singer for the use of the substance, the judge reminded him that he was “not an average person who can sit in their living room and do what [he] want[s] to do”.
This comes during a dispute about the amount of time served on his community service. Brown’s logs of his community service were described as “somewhat cryptic”, enough to throw the singer’s claims into question.
Judge Patricia Schnegg has stated that further review of the community service logs needed to be done to fully calculate whether he has complied with the probation terms. Chris Brown said that he wasn’t required to sign in when performing his service, and a spreadsheet from the Richmond, Virginia (Brown’s home town) police chief claimed that Brown had completed more than 1,400 hours of community service.
So far Brown has been doing trash pickup, washing cars, painting and tending to stables among other activities to fulfil his community service.
Chris Brown caused a scandal the other week by revealing a new tattoo of a woman’s face on his neck. The image looked remarkably similar to the pictures of Rihanna’s swollen face after Brown’s attack. However, the singer and his associates have strongly counteracted these claims, asserting that the image in question was in fact based on a ‘sugar skull’, a symbol associated with Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), said to have inspired the design.
Chris Brown recently announced the dates for the first part of his ‘Carpe Diem’ world tour, beginning in Oslo, Norway on November 17th.