Remember what happened with Chris Brown and Rihanna 3 years ago? Yep, I still do too. But, why is that? I mean, it happened way back in 2009. That was 3 albums ago for both of the singers. So much has happened in both of their careers since then, including a recent reconciliation between the two of them. Rihanna has obviously forgotten, so why can’t we?
Oh right, because Chris Brown keeps landing himself in the media because of the repercussions of that fateful scandal.
The singer appeared in court on September 24th after a random drug test showed positive traces of Marijuana in his system. The results were indeterminately in violation of Brown’s 5 year supervised probation sentence after pleading guilty to felony assault for his assault on his then-girlfriend Rihanna in February, 2009. Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg ordered a further review of Brown’s probation terms, to determine whether or not the singer’s drug test results could be detrimental for the future of his probation term.
It turns out that the acquisition of said marijuana was done through a medical prescription (that the Judge never agreed to, mind you) and the judge never specifically ordered the barring of drug use, so the results may not prove as harmful as originally assumed. Schnegg did have some unofficial choice words to say about the matter, however. “You are not an average person who can sit in their living room and do what you want to do,” the judge commented. “You should be mindful of obeying all rules of the courts,” Schnegg said. “A lot of people look up to you – a lot of kids. What you do and what you say impacts other people.” The comments are likely in regards to Brown’s recent unflattering media attention, such as a bar-brawl between his entourage and the entourage of fellow musician Drake, and reports of Brown allegedly taking a photographers phone away at a Miami nightclub.
The judged also called in Brown to review his community service logs that were signed in Brown’s home state of Virginia. The log, which was sent by a Richmond, Virginia police chief, was “somewhat cryptic,” according to the judge. It did appear to show, however that Brown did indeed complete over 1400 hours of community service of various nature. Mark Geragos, the singer’s attorney, and Brown, who spoke briefly on behalf of himself throughout the hearing, were both confident that the rapper was in complete compliance with the probation terms, and evidence of that could be provided if need be. Brown also traveled to Paris, France recently, which was brought to the attention of the court, although the judge never specified any travel regulations.
This sounds like a case of inconsistent and forgetful overseeing of a case, if you ask me. Chris Brown just can’t seem to catch a break, can he?
The next court hearing for Chris Brown is scheduled for November 1st, which will be a further update and review of his probation terms, after putting the recent events into consideration.
And, as always, check out the gallery to see Chris Brown’s “I plead innocent this time, I swear!” face.