Chris Brown is now a free man!
He posted a video to his Instagram early this morning, confirming the news that he was allowed to leave Manila, despite his flight being blocked by the government.
First, there’s his up and down dealings with ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran. Then his house gets robbed. And the drama just keeps coming as Brown finds himself stuck in the Phillippines and struggling to get out of the country. He even rallied President Barack Obama to help bring him back to the United States.
Breezy’s latest debacle stems from a situation with the Filipino government that’s been going on for some time. TMZ reported that that Brown was no-show for a performance he was supposed to do on New Year’s Eve in Manilla despite taking the $1 million he was paid for the gig. Now, the concert’s promoter is demanding a refund.
So when Brown returned to Manila this week for a concert, the government blocked his flight out as his plane was ready to take off from the runway, Wonderwall reports that the government prohibited Brown’s exit from the country as they investigate his no-show.
All this leads to Breezy going on social media – the Gram, of course – to send the bat signal to Obama for assistance.
“Please, please let us leave, please,” Brown pleaded in an Instagram video (captioned “OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”) that shows him playfully praying for a esolution, then doing backflips. (All these tweets have, as is Brown’s habit, been deleted.)
Brown’s detainment in Manila comes days after his Los Angeles-area home was robbed on July 15. According to reports, Brown and the police think the robbery was committed by several friends of the singer. News of the robbery garnered headlines as details surfaced about Brown’s aunt being held at gunpoint and forced into a closet by bandanna-wearing robbers who ended up stealing money, jewelry and electronics. As a result, Brown is said to now have security with him 24/7.
Brown’s tribulations may have taken its toll on him as he took to Instagram on Thursday to say that the devil had been present in his life.
Brown also reposted an Instagram message which mentioned that he finally has gotten his act together as he’s been at his best (or “realest) recently. The message, written by Brown’s friend Kid Red touched on the “Forever” showman losing “the person I thought I would be in my life for [a] long time, went from being friends with everybody to only f———- with a few & staying low key…”
Brown will remain in Manila for the immediate future as no plans have been announced for his release from the country as of yet.