A source close to Chris Brown is denying reports that the rapper used a homophobic slur during Sunday morning’s altercation in front of the W Hotel in D.C.
According to the source, Brown was specifically upset that the quote was being attributed to him. “Chris does a lot of work with APLA and gay rights organizations,” the source told HipHollywood exclusively. “CB is many things, but NOT homophobic.”
On Sunday, the singer and his bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy were arrested on felony assault charges after allegedly hitting a man.
According to the initial police report, the victim, identified as 20-year-old Isaac Adams Parker, said that he tried to jump into a photo with Brown who was posing with a female fan, and that’s when the singer allegedly yelled, “I’m not down with that gay sh*t … I feel like boxing.”
On Monday, the charges against the 24-year-old and his bodyguard were reduced to simple assault misdemeanors. The judge ordered Brown to report to his probation officer in California within 48 hours and to stay at least 100 yards away from the victim.
Brown and Hollosy are expected back in court on November 24.