I’m sure you’ve already heard about the messy situation that Chris Brown has currently found himself engulfed in due to a scuffle over the weekend. As we told you, Brown was arrested for felony assault after a party he hosted at Howard University in an effort to take part in their homecoming festivities (but this was not an official party the University was behind). He was arrested early Sunday morning outside of the W Hotel after he took a picture with some female fans, and two men allegedly decided to jump in the photo (who weren’t fans). Brown had some words for them and it turned into a physical altercation with one of the men, who is planning on pressing charges after reportedly having his nose broken. Brown was arrested and charged with felony assault. And while many folks are rolling their eyes at yet another Breezy incident, his fans and his famous friends are speaking out and standing by him. Even Bow Wow wrote a personal message on his Instagram (picture and all) for his embattled friend:
Been homies since day 1. Im talking bout got money together so much like bros if you aint have it on you my ni**a it was nothing i got you! Same on both ends! Keep yo head up stay focused you got a gift that your fans appreciate. Dont give these people no more reason to talk. Deliver them hits and focus on what YOU gotta do! Love my G #Freemyhomie! Hood & @wackstar yall scream at me let me know the 411! Hit me on the hip! Yall stay up too!”
And he’s not the only one showing love. Trey Songz even showed up in D.C. today to support Brown at his arraignment. Of course, Brown has been held in jail since he was arrested because he had to see a magistrate first. But his arraignment was delayed for a while because of an over-packed courtroom, and information on it (if it’s finally started and the end result) still hasn’t been made public yet.
An overflow room for fans wanting to listen in has been made in the court basement, and some of Brown’s family had to be put in a separate room because of the courtroom presence. Even outside, as Trey Songz entered, it seemed more like the red carpet of an awards show as fans who stood outside for hours with signs saying “Leave Chris Brown Alone” screamed “OH MY GOD, IT’S TREY SONGZ!!!” It’s all a bit too much for a courtroom appearance for a serious charge that could come with serious time (four years). We will keep you posted on what comes of his arraignment, but I know he must be appreciating the support right now…because he definitely could use it.
According to the Washington Post, district prosecutors lowered Brown’s felony assault charge to a misdemeanor. As court papers stated, Brown says that he didn’t strike the man who says he broke his nose at all. There was initially confusion as to who threw the first punch, because Brown’s security guard was also arrested and charged (and his charges were lowered too), so that could be why Brown caught a break. Where are security cameras when you need them? Anyway, according to TMZ, Brown was released without bail and was told to stay 100 yards away from the victim.