On Thursday, March 29, TMZ released photos of the 28-year-old heartthrob as he was reportedly partying in Miami, Florida during the Ultra Festival. Paparazzi caught Brown messing around with a female, but what seemed to be suspicious is that it looks like he's choking the woman. In the shots, the young woman looks like she's in distress, but she and the songwriter are claiming that they were just playing around.
Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, defended the "Questions" singer and explained that the two are just friends and the incident was definitely playful.
"She's a friend. It's obviously playful as she confirmed. Whoever invaded their privacy will be held accountable," Geragos said.
Chris And Rihanna
The former couple's relationship faced controversy after the musician was accused of assaulting the "Work" singer back in 2009. The two apparently got into a heated argument during Grammy weekend, which escalated into physical violence leaving Rihanna with visible facial injuries.
The episode caused Brown's music to get pulled from several radio stations and several commercial ads featuring him were suspended.
Following his arrest, it was revealed that the performer was charged with one count of assault and one count of making criminal threats. Brown was later sentenced to five years of probation and domestic violence counseling.
Although the incident occurred between the two, they actually got back together briefly in 2012 and released a duet titled "Nobody's Business," which was featured on Rihanna's Unapologetic LP.
During an interview with Billboard in 2014, the "Privacy" singer stated that he believes people continue to bring up the episode to prevent him from excelling in his career.
"As long as you're doing something good, people will always bring up old stuff or negative stuff because they don't want you to surpass a certain level or elevate," Brown explained.