Chris Brown Receives $2 Million Lawsuit Over Popeyes Chicken Loan

Apparently, the R&B star hasn't repaid a bank loan to purchase two of the fast food restaurant's locations.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
Lovers & Friends Music Festival

As if his dog attack lawsuit wasn't enough, now Chris Brown has another bizarre case to attend to in court. Moreover, the filing comes from a bank that allegedly loaned him money to purchase two Popeyes Chicken locations, according to The Blast. City National Bank filed the lawsuit in the singer's state of residence, California, and detailed that the loan went to a group of individuals. Interestingly enough, apparently The-Dream is caught up in this as well, although no details emerged as to what he will have to be accountable for. "As of February 17, 2023, Borrower and Guarantors owe $2,140,901.74 in unpaid principal and interest," the suit states, adding that the bank has sought this repayment since 2018.

Furthermore, given that this is a collection case, Chris Brown will probably be forced to pay this amount promptly. That's because, with the nature of the case in mind, City National Bank won a default judgement against the Virginia native. As such, it looks like they're not concerned about too much else other than just retrieving their cut of the cash. Still, if he wants to challenge this, it may be more of an uphill battle than he might expect.

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BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 01: American singer Chris Brown performs live on stage during a concert at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on March 1, 2023 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Frank Hoensch/Redferns/Getty Images)

However, none of this legal drama compares to the artist drama that the "How We Roll" star engaged with recently. For those unaware, Tinashe recently ruffled some feathers by expressing regret over collaborating with Chris Brown. This prompted him to claim no one's even able to name five songs of hers, and many others came to his defense. Just as many people championed the Kentucky singer and her honesty.

Meanwhile, during a recent on-the-street conversation with TMZ, Tinashe said that this all blew out of proportion. She's open to having a conversation with the 34-year-old and hashing things out, as her comments weren't as antagonistic as they seemed in headlines. We'll see if that pans out into anything positive in the future or if they'll go their separate ways for good. Regardless, check back in with HNHH for the latest news and updates on Chris Brown.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.