After hours involving a dramatic stand-off with police at his home, which saw the rapper posting videos to his Instagram page, Chris Brown was arrested.
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) August 30, 2016
Brown was arrested on Tuesday in Los Angeles on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, police said, after a woman alleged he pointed a gun at her.
Police said the troubled singer, who has had numerous brushes with the law, was being transported to a police station to be booked on the assault charge.
The Los Angeles Police Department earlier said that officers from the homicide and robbery division, which deals with celebrity cases, headed to Brown’s home after the woman called for help at 3:11 am (1011 GMT).
Brown, 27, took to social media to deny any wrongdoing, daring police to get a search warrant to enter his home in a series of videos posted on Instagram.
Singer Chris Brown posting videos from inside his home with police outside. Will they cut off his accounts? pic.twitter.com/zYh9utEDwX
— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) August 30, 2016
“When you get the warrant for whatever you need to do, you’re going to walk right up in here and you’re going to see nothing, you idiots,” said a visibly angry Brown.
He voiced support for the Black Lives Matter movement against police brutality, saying: “You’re all the worst gang in the world, the police.”
"Chris is out and well," Chris Brown's attorney tweeted. "The allegations against him are demonstrably false." https://t.co/tqYPrsNqmo
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) August 31, 2016
He claimed that he was sound asleep and was awakened by police and media outside his home.
“So I’m asleep half the damn night, I just wake up, all these (expletive) helicopter choppers is around,” he said.