Chris Brown's pet monkey could land him in trouble

Lawrence Kim
January 13, 2018

MJ's Bubbles and Biebs' OG Mally. People thought the monkey was a danger to Royalty and it belonged in the wild, but Chris wasn't buying it and told everyone to relax.

Turns out the pet monkey that Chris Brown owned could get him into legal trouble.

Under California law, it is illegal to keep certain exotic species, including monkeys, poisonous snakes, lizards and other risky animals, without a permit.

Some of the Virginia-born ex-convict's fans notified the California Department of Fish and Wildlife after he shared a December 6 video of his three-year-old daughter Royalty cuddling Fiji.

Singer Chris Brown appears for a probation progress hearing at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Centre in Los Angeles February 3, 2014. "It is not lawful to possess an unpermitted monkey, including a bunch of other animals, in California [sic]". "In a home environment they become unhappy and can become aggressive".

Brown was not home when agents executed a search warrant on 2 January, but employees handed the animal over and he has since agreed to cooperate, according to the department's Captain Patrick Foy.

Now, if charged, Brown could face up to six months in jail on a misdemeanor charge for not having a permit.

"(N) ow spending taxpayer money on investigating monkey business, this completes the circle on his absurdity", Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, told TMZ.

The Los Angeles City Attorney is now handling the situation.

Metro.co.uk have reached out to representatives of the singer for comment.

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