Chris Brown says he’s moving away from California: ‘I think it’s time for me to try something different’

Chris Brown says he’s planning to move away from California.

The Grammy-winning singer, 35, took to Instagram Sunday to reveal the news of his moving plans.

‘LA it’s been FUN,’ the Tappahannock, Virginia native said. ‘Cali will always be my second home but I think it’s time for me to try something different,’ adding a heart emoji.

The Forever artist is one of a number of celebrities who have moved out of California in recent years, as many cited high tax rates, rising crime numbers and a difference in political philosophies as their rationale for moving away.

Among the celebrities who have departed the state in recent years include Joe Rogan, Rod Stewart, Mark Wahlberg, Hilary Swank, James Van Der Beek, Dean Cain and Josh Brolin among others.

The latest: Chris Brown, 34, says he's planning to move away from California. Pictured in London this past July

The latest: Chris Brown, 34, says he’s planning to move away from California. Pictured in London this past July

Message: The Grammy-award-winning singer took to Instagram Sunday to reveal the news of his moving plans


Message: The Grammy-award-winning singer took to Instagram Sunday to reveal the news of his moving plans

Brown has not been vocal about any specific regional issues in regards to his decision to depart.

The No Guidance performer has dealt with some issues in his Tarzana, California neighborhood over the years linked to noise complaints and other incidents.

He likely rankled neighbors in November of 2019, when he held a two-day yard sale that drew dozens of fans to the home, long lines down the street and parking congestion.

California serves as the backdrop for the infamous incident in which Brown beat his then-girlfriend Rihanna in a vehicle in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles on February 8, 2009, after a pre-Grammys party.

He entered a guilty plea to a count of felony assault in connection with the incident, in June of 2009.

Brown earlier this year took to social media with a series of statements saying that he felt he had been treated unfairly in the 14 years since the incident, as his name has been booed at industry events and remains inextricably tied to the incident involving the superstar songstress.

Brown on February 24 took to social media on Friday to berate his critics for repeatedly mentioning the brutal assault, which sent her to the hospital.

The most recent wave of criticism was set off by Chloe Bailey’s announcement that she had collaborated with him on her single How Does It Feel.

Details: California serves as the backdrop for his most infamous incident in when he beat his then-girlfriend Rihanna in a vehicle in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles on February 8, 2009, after a pre-Grammys party in Los Angeles. Pictured the day before

Details: California serves as the backdrop for his most infamous incident in when he beat his then-girlfriend Rihanna in a vehicle in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles on February 8, 2009, after a pre-Grammys party in Los Angeles. Pictured the day before

 

Result: Brown entered a guilty plea to a count of felony assault in connection with the incident, in June of 2009

Result: Brown entered a guilty plea to a count of felony assault in connection with the incident, in June of 2009

Aftermath: While Brown and Rihanna would collaborate on music and rekindle their romance in the years after his admitted assault, he feels his name has been unfairly tarnished by past events. Pictured in 2013 at the Grammys in LA

Aftermath: While Brown and Rihanna would collaborate on music and rekindle their romance in the years after his admitted assault, he feels his name has been unfairly tarnished by past events. Pictured in 2013 at the Grammys in LA

In a barrage of posts shared to his Instagram Stories, Brown tried to shift the focus toward other celebrities that he believed had been given a pass for past domestic abuse claims; and that he couldn’t get the second chance that he believed so many other celebrities had been given.


‘If yall still hate me for a mistake I made as a 17year old please kiss my whole entire a**!’ he began in his latest set of posts. ‘I’m f***ing 33! Im so tired of yall running wit this narrative.

‘You weird a** n****s are the same ones that tune in every week to see Blueface and Chrisean beat the f*** out each other in front the world. But thats OK? It’s entertainment? All yall can suck my d*** disrespectfully,’ he wrote.

Chris went on to try to divert attention by naming other celebrities who were accused of similar crimes to the one he pleaded guilty to in court.

‘Where are the cancel culture with these white artist that date underage women, beat the f*** out their wives, giving b****** AIDS,’ he began.

‘Oh. That’s right.. they are your buddies. No more fake love from me.. Stay out my way or get ran over simple as that!

He concluded with, ‘None of you and I mean none of you n****s can f*** witt me.’

He added a long list of stars accused of domestic violence to his Instagram Stories, including Sean Penn, Mel Gibson, Nicolas Cage, Ozzy Osbourne, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Slash, Charlie Sheen, Steven Seagal, Christian Slater and Josh Brolin, Tom Sizemore, Mickey Rourke and the late James Caan.

Hitting out: Brown in February took to social media to berated his critics for repeatedly mentioning his brutal assault of his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009

Hitting out: Brown in February took to social media to berated his critics for repeatedly mentioning his brutal assault of his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009

Pointing fingers: Brown tried to divert attention by naming other celebrities who were accused of similar crimes to the one he pleaded guilty to in court

Pointing fingers: Brown tried to divert attention by naming other celebrities who were accused of similar crimes to the one he pleaded guilty to in court

Outrage: Chloe Bailey also come under fire for her choice to record a song, titled How Does It Feel, with Brown

Outrage: Chloe Bailey also come under fire for her choice to record a song, titled How Does It Feel, with Brown

The backlash against Brown also engulfed his duet partner Chloe Bailey, after she teased their song How Does It Feel.

The outrage came immediately upon announcing the track as the second single on her debut album In Pieces.

After teasing the track with Chris by sharing a photo of them sharing an intimate embrace on February 24, fans of the singer unleashed their fury on social media as they begged her not to drop the track.

Many argued that collaborating with the Ayo hitmaker was a massive misstep in her career due to his history of violence against women.


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