RnB singer Chris Brown has reportedly involved himself in some monkey business–literally– and could get in trouble for it.
The singer got himself a pet monkey, but apparently, there’s a permit to keep such delightful creatures. CB never got it, and now he could face criminal charges.
This is not the first trouble he’s getting into with that monkey (who by the way, is called Fiji). Last month, Chris Brown got a lot of criticism after posting a photo of his 3-year-old daughter Royalty holding the baby capuchin monkey because people thought it was a danger to her and belongs in the wild.
According to law enforcement … several folks notified the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, who opened an investigation.
Turns out Chris never got a permit for the exotic pet, so authorities got a search warrant but before Chris’ house got raided, he voluntarily agreed to surrender the animal.
According to our sources … CB could be charged with having a restricted species without a permit, a misdemeanor, that carries a maximum of 6 months in jail. The case has been turned over to the L.A. City Attorney.
Sources say that Chris’ lawyer, Mark Geragos has released a statement saying, “As I leave my office in Downtown L.A. and walk past people sleeping on the street on my way to defend people charged by the City Attorney with selling medical marijuana … now spending taxpayer money on investigating monkey business, this completes the circle on his absurdity.”
As for Fiji … she’s fine and Livin’ la vida loca.