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Chris Brown Faces Six Months In Prison Over Pet Monkey Charges

The singer is facing prison time over charges for having a pet monkey without a permit.

Chris Brown could be going to prison for quite a bit of time, and the charges that may land him behind bars will surprise you. Brown was recently slammed with criminal charges over his exotic pet monkey named Fiji, TMZ reports.

According to legal docs obtained by the celebrity site, the Los Angeles City Attorney is charging Breezy with two counts of having a restricted species without a permit.

Patrick Foy, captain of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, told People that they obtained a search warrant to raid the R&B crooner's home in Jan. 2018. The singer wasn't reportedly at his pad at the time, but someone on the grounds handed the monkey over to police custody. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife then filed a case with the LA City Attorney, who later filed charges on Wednesday (Dec. 26).

As you may have seen, Chris Brown adopted Fiji some time last year. He and his new pet landed at the center of controversy after Brown shared a video of his then-3-year-old daughter Royalty playing with the capuchin monkey. Many critics thought the animal was too dangerous to have around a young child. Despite the public outrage however, the "Party" singer told everyone to take a seat and mind their business.

Sources close to TMZ allege that incident moved some people to notify the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, which led them to find the singer had not obtained a permit for the pet.

If convicted, Brown could serve up to six months in prison. He is due in court on Feb. 6, 2019.


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Diddy has reportedly reached a settlement with his former personal chef in a sexual misconduct lawsuit that was filed in 2017, NBC Los Angeles reports.

The settlement stems from a lawsuit Cindy Rueda filed nearly two years ago. Rueda was reportedly Diddy's personal chef from Apr. 2015 to May 2016. She accused the Bad Boy mogul of sexual harassment and unfair wages. She claimed that she never received additional pay for extra work hours during her time of employment.

Additionally, she alleged that Diddy requested that Rueda serve breakfast to him and a guest in his bedroom. During those incidents, she said she was forced to see "Mr. Combs and his guest indisposed and engaged in sexual activity." Upon entering, she alleged that he would then yell and curse at her.

In Aug. 2017, a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge sent Rueda's case to mediation outside of the court due to the terms of an agreement she previously signed as an employee for Diddy.

The terms or value of the settlement has not been disclosed at this time.

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Ari Lennox And J. Cole Team Up For "Shea Butter Baby" Video

Dreamville's Ari Lennox and J. Cole have united for a new music video, and the end result is exquisite. The duo released the visuals for their collaboration "Shea Butter Baby" on Wednesday (Feb. 20).

The Bennett Johnson-directed video depicts the ups and downs of a relationship between Ari and her partner. Cole also appears around the halfway mark of the video as he spits his verse while standing in a vacant space with Lennox.

"Shea Butter Baby" appears on Mike Will Made-It's soundtrack album for Creed II. It's the third single to receive video treatment, following "Runnin'" (with with Eearz, Schoolboy Q and2 Chainz) and "Kill 'Em With Success" (with ASAP Rocky, ASAP Ferg and Nicki Minaj).

The new video follows a string of releases from both Ari and Cole in the past year. J. Cole recently dropped his single "Middle Child," which he performed during the 2019 All-Star Game. Ari also released a series of tracks that are expected to appear on her upcoming album.

Check out the visuals for "She Butter Baby" in the video above.

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Eminem Continues To Fire Shots At MGK During Australia Concert

It looks like Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly's beef is still going strong. During Eminem's latest concert in Australia, the rapper called MGK a "c*cksucker."

It all started when Em's fans began chanting for him to play his 2018 diss record, "Killshot." Instead of performing the track however, the Detroit native said: "I would but I don't want to give that cocksucker any more fucking light."

"Make some noise for your f**kin' selves and make nothing for MGK," he added before continuing with his set.

Em's latest comments come months after his feud with MGK exploded in 2018. The beef ignited after Em addressed Machine Gun on his Kamikaze album, which prompted the Houston artist to return with "Rap Devil." Fans thought the beef had died down, but was later resurged with Eminem's "Killshot."

Check out Eminem's latest diss in the video below.


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