A Los Angeles judge revoked Chris Brown’s probation on Thursday afternoon, a decision that could ultimately land the pop star behind bars.
During Brown’s progress report hearing in Los Angeles, the judge suggested that the singer violated his probation after failing to get permission to travel to San Jose for a show on January 11.
The judge also fired off other issues … including the shooting that took place in San Jose, where five people were injured, as well as the shooting at Brown’s pre VMAs party at LA’s 1Oak where Suge Knight was shot multiple times. “There is also concern that when he performs or attends at some of his public events, people will get shot or seriously injured,” the probation officer said, although there is no evidence as to whether Chris had any involvement.
According to reports, the probation officer not only explained to the judge that the singer has been arrested twice since being on probation, but also suggested that Chris should serve time because he is more focused on his career than community service and rehab. The singer, who is still on probation from the 2009 assault of then girlfriend, Rihanna, was ordered to 1,000 hours of community service by the end of January, but still has 200 hours left.
Judge James R. Brandlin said he will keep Brown out of custody until March 20, when he receives an update from the star’s probation officer.
Following the hearing, Brown, who was accompanied by his girlfriend, Karrueche Tran and mother, tweeted:
“Nothing can stop what God has planned. Surround yourself with elevators! It’s almost over… Keeping pushing forward and don’t break!”