Chris Brown says he plans to leave California.
The 35-year-old Grammy-winning singer took to Instagram on Sunday to reveal his plans to move.
“Los Angeles, it was fun,” said the Tappahannock, Virginia, native. “Cali will always be my second home, but I think it’s time to try something different,” he added a heart emoji.
The Forever artist is one of many celebrities who have left California in recent years, with many citing high tax rates, rising crime rates and differences in political views as reasons for leaving.
Celebrities who have left the state in recent years include Joe Rogan, Rod Stewart, Mark Wahlberg, Hilary Swank, James Van der Beek, Dean Cain and Josh Brolin, among others.
Latest: Chris Brown, 34, says he plans to leave California. Pictured in London in July this year.
The message: The Grammy Award-winning singer took to Instagram on Sunday to reveal his plans to move.
Brown did not speak out about any specific regional issues related to his decision to leave.
The No Guidance artist has dealt with some issues in his Tarzana, California neighborhood over the years regarding noise complaints and other incidents.
He likely ranked the neighbors in November 2019, when he held a two-day sale that drew dozens of fans to the house, long lines outside and traffic jams in the parking lots.
California serves as the backdrop for the infamous incident in which Brown beat his then-girlfriend Rihanna in a car in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles on February 8, 2009, following a pre-Grammys party.
In June 2009, he pleaded guilty to a count of assault in connection with the incident.
Earlier this year, Brown made a series of statements on social media saying he felt he had been treated unfairly in the 14 years since the incident as his name was booed at industry events and remains inextricably linked to incident involving a superstar singer. .
On Friday, February 24, Brown took to social media to scold her critics for repeatedly mentioning the brutal attack that sent her to the hospital.
The most recent wave of criticism was sparked by Chloe Bailey’s announcement that she had collaborated with him on her single How Does It Feel.
Details: California was the site of his most infamous incident when he beat his then-girlfriend Rihanna in a car in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles on February 8, 2009, after a pre-Grammys party in Los Angeles. In the photo the day before
Result: Brown pleaded guilty to a count of assault in connection with the June 2009 incident.
Aftermath: Although Brown and Rihanna would collaborate on music and rekindle their romance years after his admitted attack, he feels his name has been unfairly tarnished by past events. Pictured at the 2013 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
In a flurry of posts shared to his Instagram Stories, Brown attempted to shift the focus to other celebrities who he believed had past allegations of domestic violence; and that he couldn’t get the second chance that he felt many other celebrities had been given.
“If you still hate me for the mistake I made when I was 17, please kiss my whole ass!” he started in his latest set of posts. “I’m fucking 33!” I’m so tired of you making up this story.
“You weird assholes are the ones who tune in every week to see Blueface and Krisin beat each other up in front of the whole world. But it normal? Is it entertaining? You all can disrespectfully suck my dick,” he wrote.
Chris tried to divert attention by naming other celebrities accused of crimes similar to the ones he pleaded guilty to in court.
“Where is the cancel culture with these white entertainers who date underage women, beat their wives, give them AIDS,” he began.
‘Oh. That’s right…they’re your buddies. No fake love from me.. Stay away from me or I’ll just get run over!
He concluded by saying, “None of you, and I mean none of you niggas, can fool me.”
He added a long list of stars accused of domestic violence to his Instagram stories, including Sean Penn, Mel Gibson, Nicolas Cage, Ozzy Osbourne, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Slash, Charlie Sheen, Steven Seagal, Christian Slater and Josh Brolin, Tom. Sizemore, Mickey Rourke and the late James Caan.
The attack: In February, Brown took to social media to scold his critics for repeatedly mentioning the brutal 2009 attack on his then-girlfriend Rihanna.
Pointing the finger: Brown tried to deflect attention by naming other celebrities accused of crimes similar to those he pleaded guilty to in court
Outrage: Chloe Bailey also came under fire for her decision to record a song called How Does It Feel with Brown.
Backlash against Brown also engulfed his duet partner Chloe Bailey after she teased their song How Does It Feel.
Outrage arose immediately after the track was announced as the second single from her debut album In Pieces.
After sharing a photo of them intimately embracing each other after sharing the track with Chris on February 24, the singer’s fans took to social media to vent their rage, begging her not to release the track.
Many claimed that collaborating with hitmaker Ayo was a huge mistake in her career due to his history of violence against women.