In 2009, Brown received much media attention after pleading guilty to felony assault of his then girlfriend, singer Rihanna; he was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community service. His third album Graffiti was released later that year, and included the top-twenty single “I Can Transform Ya”. Brown’s fourth album F.A.M.E.(2011) became his first to top the Billboard 200; it spawned the singles “Yeah 3x”, “Look at Me Now”, and “Beautiful People”. F.A.M.E. earned Brown his first Grammy Award for Best R&B Album at the 54th Grammy Awards. His fifth album Fortune was released in 2012. However, after the release of Exclusive, Brown’s albums have not been well received commercially or by music critics, with the exception of X, which received a normalized rating of 63.Brown’s seventh studio album Royalty was released on December 18, 2015.
Apart from his work in the music industry, Brown has pursued an acting career. In 2007, he made his on-screen feature film debut in Stomp the Yard, and appeared as a guest on the television series The O.C.. Other films Brown has appeared in, include This Christmas (2007), Takers (2010), Think Like a Man (2012), and Battle of the Year(2013). Throughout his career, Brown has won several awards, including fourteen BET Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, and three MTV VMA awards.
Chris Brown has for the first time come out to respond to an airport incident that got Kenyans demanding his deportation.
On Sunday, Brown, through his Kenyan rep Thandie Ojeer, strongly refuted claims that he had smashed to the ground a phone belonging to one of his fans.
Thandie expressed his disappointment at the predominant perception people have about Brown with many perceiving him as violent while indeed, the singer did not exhibit any elements of violence at the airport.
“He (Chris) said: ‘Not again. This is another lie about me’,” Thandie was quoted by eDaily.
Thandie added that Brown did not get angry over the attacks directed at him on Friday.
“Chris was not really mad. You know when you are right you don’t have to get angry really. He was in such a good mood. He had such a good time,” Thandie stated.
Despite the Mombasa airport incident, Brown’s show went on successfully with the singer promising more visits.
“It was his first time in Kenya. He loved Kenya and her people. He just happened to interact with a part of Kenya. Nonetheless, he experienced the hospitality and warmth of Kenyan people. He told me: ‘I like the country. I really want to do the safari (Kenyan tour), but…next time,” Thandie revealed.
On Friday, the American star became the subject of a social media campaign that called for his deportation after a woman accused him of smashing her iPhone at the Moi International Airport inMombasa.
The woman identified as Brenda Chepkoech revealed to journalists that she first spotted Brown making his way to his car at the airport before approaching him to ask if they could take a photo together.
Chepkoech further narrated that when she tried to have the photo taken, the popular singer grabbed her phone and hurled it to the ground.
The RnB singer left the country on Sunday 4am aboard his private jet.