Chris Brown is not taking his latest bout with the law quietly. The singer has been charged in connection with an accident he was in last month in Los Angeles, but has taken to social media to address the claims, calling them "really ridiculous."
L.A. City Attorney has filed the charges against the singer after he allegedly got into an accident with a Mercedes Benz and refused to show his driver's license and reportedly gave false insurance information. He then left the scene of the accident. He has been charged with two counts, including hit-and-run (leaving the scene of the accident with exchanging proper information) as well as driving without a valid license, according to TMZ. He could face six months in jail for each offense.
It's not a hit and run if u get out the car, exchange information (who has NO DAMAGE to either cars).This is really ridiculous— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) June 25, 2013
Brown took to Twitter on Tuesday (June 25), shortly after the report surfaced, where he shot down the claims.
"It's not a hit and run if u get out the car, exchange information (who has NO DAMAGE to either cars)... I have a valid drivers license and I gave the woman the right info. She saw cameras and wanted to make a scene. She contacted the cops thinking of a payday from Chris Brown when I followed the proper procedures. My lawyers will be contacting you," he tweeted in a lengthy tirade on his social media account.
She contacted the cops thinking of a payday from Chris Brown when I followed the proper procedures.— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) June 25, 2013
He continued, "I will not stand for this bullying and yellow journalism! My profile pic is the pic I took of the persons car after 'the hit and run'. NO damage. Just a dirty car. once again, I gotta clear my name. I work my ass off to provide for my entire family. I've made mistakes in the past and have worked hard to be a better person. 19-24 years of age. I don't have all the answers and you can't show me a person that age who has it figured out. We live and grow. Let me live."
The latest legal woes don't end there. The City Attorney will reportedly refer the charges to the L.A. County District Attorney, who will decide if he violated the probation related to his 2009 assault of his then-girlfriend and fellow superstar Rihanna. He could face up to four years in prison for probation violation.
19-24 years of age. I don't have all the answers and you can't show me a person that age who has it figured out.We live and grow.Let me live— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) June 25, 2013
Brown concluded his Twitter spree by directing his followers to the 2 Corinthians 12:10 Bible passage, which reads, "Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong."
He is currently readying his next album release, X. The album is slated to drop on July 16 and the 24-year-old recently unveiled his single, "Don't Think They Know," which features vocals from the late Aaliyah.