Chris Brown's Biggest Scandals: From Frank Ocean To Rihanna

From his highly-publicized legal issues to controversial relationships and public outbursts, the singer has remained a subject of tabloid headlines.

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Controversy swirled around Chris Brown this week, with reports of violence at his 34th birthday bash. It's claimed that the R&B artist and his entourage attacked Usher, despite their close ties. No confirmation or video evidence has yet been made available as to what happened, though many stories exist. Most are left wondering what truly transpired, but rumors claim the altercation may have been sparked by a defense of another person reportedly wronged by Brown: Teyana Taylor.

Once an adored R&B teen superstar likened to Michael Jackson, Chris Brown's public persona changed drastically when he committed a battery charge against his then-girlfriend Rihanna. In the years since, charges of assault and battery against women have severely tarnished his image. Here are some of Chris Brown's scandals.

6.  Parking Space Altercation With Frank Ocean

For any rational individual, it is inconceivable that Chris Brown would resort to violence over something as trivial as a parking space. Yet, that was said to be the circumstance between him and Frank Ocean. The feud reportedly began when Brown attempted to leave the recording studio and found his car blocked. In response, Ocean took to Twitter to allege he had been "jumped" by Brown and his entourage. As a result, he reportedly sustained an injury to his finger, impacting his Grammy performance. Moreover, reports allege that Brown also resorted to homophobic language during the altercation.

5. Karreuche Tran's Abuse Allegations

HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 20: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Recording artist Chris Brown (L) and model Karrueche Tran attend Teyana Taylor's VII listening event presented by Def Jam, GOOD Music and MVD Inc at Siren Studios on October 20, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)

Court papers reveal that Karreuche had accused Brown of threatening and having inflicted physical abuse while they were romantically involved. In response, a judge issued an order requiring Brown to stay 100 yards away from Tran, her mother, and her younger brother. Furthermore, he was not allowed to contact Tran. Additionally, she reportedly provided text messages dating back to 2016 demonstrating his threats, including promises to 'beat her up' and make her life a living hell. Furthermore, she attested that Brown once punched her in her stomach twice "years ago" and pushed her down a flight of stairs. The pair had been engaged in a turbulent on-off relationship since 2011.

4. Getting Kicked Out of Rehab

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15: Singer Chris Brown attends a progress hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court on January 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Brown was first placed on probation after the 2009 domestic violence case in which he plead guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna. (Photo by Lucy Nicholson - Pool/Getty Images)

Chris Brown's stint in rehabilitation for anger management issues came as a surprise to many. Nonetheless, the singer saw it as an opportunity to avoid prison time. Though, he allegedly lacked the discipline to adhere to the conditions of his stay. Not only was he said to have been subjected to a two-foot rule separating him from all women, but he was also found to have left the premises without permission and initially refused to submit to a drug test upon his return.

3. Accused of Threatening a Woman With a Firearm

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: Chris Brown is interviewed backstage at Power 105.1's Powerhouse 2014 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on October 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Power 105.1)

As the saga of Chris Brown scandals continues, the status of his current case remains uncertain. One of his scandals involved an alleged assault with a deadly weapon against a woman in his home. In a misguided attempt to defend himself, Brown posted a now-deleted video on Instagram, where it was clear that he was far from sober. This did little to ameliorate the situation. He denied the accusation, stating that "every three months y'all come up with something." Yet, one could argue that it is his own behavior has caused so much uproar. It is difficult to say what will come of Brown's current predicament. However, at this point, it is certain that he needs a legal team standing by at all times.

2. Phone Snatching

Chris Brown has been accused of "robbery by sudden snatching" following an altercation with a fan. Reports suggest that upon exiting the club, Christal Shanae Spann attempted to take a photograph of Brown through his car window. In response, he purportedly yelled, "B*tch, you not gonna put this up on no website," wrenching her phone away and driving off. An arrest concerning this incident could have resulted in a probation violation and jail time.

1. Rihanna's Abuse

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Chris Brown and Rihanna attend the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)

It's no secret that Chris Brown and Rihanna were once a beloved couple in the music industry. However, their relationship quickly took a dark turn when Brown physically assaulted Rihanna. Reports state that he punched her multiple times, bit her, and choked her, leaving her bruised and bloodied. Then, pictures of her injuries circulated online, prompting uproar.

Despite being the victim of this heinous incident, Rihanna's personal and professional life hasn't been tarnished. However, she has had to constantly face the repercussions of social conversations. Brown's fans continue to defend him, stating he has grown since that time. Of all Chris Brown scandals, this one has to be the one with far-reaching consequences on his career.


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