UPDATE 1/27/15 10:49 a.m.: Chris Brown took to Instagram last night to announce that a portion of dates of his forthcoming tour with Tyga have been postponed so he can finish the leftover community service that played a part in the revoking of his probation. We reported that the judge claimed Brown had nearly 200 hours left, but here, Brown claims that he only has to finish 100. Check out the full post below.
I would first like to apologize to all the fans and people who have been supporters of me and all the music over the years. The beginning of the BTS tour has been moved to later dates now. The judge would not sign off on my travel to do the tour until I finish these last 100 hours of community service. I promise that I am busting my ass doing it everyday until it's complete. This is the most disappointing news I've gotten in a while. Everything happens for a reason so I wanted to personally inform my fans. The show must go on. Out of 1000 hours I only have 100 left. I will work my ass off to complete it and I will be on that stage. Once again I'm sorry for the delay. I love yall! We will let yall know the dates that are changed. It's not cancelled. Just moved around a couple weeks.
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Last weekend, five people were injured during a shooting outside a Chris Brown show in San Jose—and the incident is catching up with Brown now, too. The Associated Press reports that Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin revoked Brown's probation from his 2009 assault charges against Rihanna yesterday; Brown's participation in the concert broke directly from instructions he received last month stipulating that he was not to leave Los Angeles County without permission. Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, claimed that Brandlin's office had incorrectly advised that Brown didn't need permission to travel for the show; Brandlin conceded to the explanation but claimed the revoking of probation was necessary to keep control of the case, further citing that Brown still has roughly 200 hours left of the 1,000 hours of community service he's expected to complete by the end of this month.
Brown's probation officer, Carlos Delgado, also expressed a lack of trust in Brown's decision making in a written statement. "Though he has shown the ability to be compliant during long stretches of his probation grant, (Brown) continues a pattern of making choices that are counterproductive in his ability to be successful on probation," Delgado wrote. "There is also concern that when he performs or attends at (sic) some of his public events, people will get shot or seriously injured."
Brown's next day in court will be on March 20, when Brandlin will receive an update from probation officials on the status of his case; for now, he remains free.
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