Chris Brown rants, breakdances while stuck in Philippines
MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED) If you were wondering what Chris Brown has been up to after being barred from leaving the country due to a lookout bulletin order (LBO) from the Department of Justice (DOJ), the singer gave us a look through a couple of videos on Instagram. (READ: Chris Brown barred from leaving Manila – here's why)
The latest video posted late Thursday night, July 23, showed Chris on his knees, asking to be allowed to leave. He performed a flip later on in the short video posted on Instagram.
"Please, please let us leave, please, please, please!" he can be heard saying in the video, which has since been removed.
In an older video, captioned "Obama!!!!!" Chris is seen in a hotel room, asking "Can somebody please tell me what the f-ck is going on? I don't know, I'm reading headlines after headlines. What the f-ck? That's really what the f-ck I wanna know. What the f-ck is going on?" The video became unavailable hours after it was posted.
The video appeared to have been taken in a hotel room, with soda cans and snacks scattered on tables. His companions were sprawled on couches, wrapped in white blankets.
In a second video, captioned "Clowning," Chris is seen in the same hotel room, breaking into a dance.
In a second video post, Brown raised both hands in the air and said: "I didn't do nothing".
He then break-danced in front of a giant flat screen television that was showing computer games.
Brown was smiling and appeared playful in both videos, posted in the early hours of Thursday.
The justice department said the conflict erupted after Brown failed to show up for a scheduled New Year's Eve concert at an Iglesia-owned indoor arena on Manila's northern outskirts on December 31 last year. (READ: Chris Brown no-show at PH New Year concert)
The immigration bureau said Brown must prove there was no ground to charge him with fraud before he is allowed to leave the country. State prosecutors are studying the Iglesia complaint.
The Grammy Award-winning singer has not left the Philippines, contrary to a US media report that he has left for Hong Kong, Bureau of Immigration spokeswoman Elaine Tan told AFP.
Manila airport authorities said his private jet sat at a hangar Thursday.
Press reports said he is holed up in a Manila hotel two days after his Tuesday concert at another Manila venue.
Calls and emails to the Iglesia ni Cristo and to Brown's spokeswoman and concert promoters Thursday seeking comment on the case were unanswered.
Fans cheered and jeered the singer on his Instagram posts.
"Pay your debts, estafa (fraud) boy," Erwin John Antonio Capili (threetothehead7) commented.
"You might as well go to Palawan, while you're still here. Enjoy the beaches we have," Rach Mapa (rachelismbebe) said, referring to a tourist island famous for white sand beaches and dive spots.
The Brown saga was just the latest run-in by foreign entertainers against conservative religious groups in the devoutly Catholic Philippines, a former Spanish and American colony.
In March, two members of British boy band One Direction who were known to have smoked marijuana each paid a 200,000 peso ($4,500) bond before they could perform in Manila.
In 2012, flamboyant American pop singer Lady Gaga drew the ire of conservative Catholics for alleged blasphemous imagery, prompting strict censors' monitoring of her show.
In June 2009, Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting pop star Rihanna, who suffered facial injuries and was forced to cancel an appearance at that year's Grammy Awards.
Brown was sentenced to five years' probation, a yearlong domestic violence program and 180 days of community labor.
His probation was finally lifted in March this year. – Rappler.com