Chris Brown May Face Criminal Charges Over Exotic Monkey

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Chris Brown has a done a pretty good job at staying out of trouble lately but the singer is once again facing problems.

Brown could be hit with criminal charges for illegally owning the exotic animal, which has since been taken away from him following an investigation by the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, TMZ reported.

It should also be worth noting that Fiji, the monkey, is now in good hands and doing just fine.

According to, several concerned members of the public notified officials at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, who opened an investigation and found Chris did not have an exotic pet permit.

Brown posted an Instagram video last month of his 3-year-old daughter, Royalty, cuddling with the pet. However, a source told the site that the monkey belonged to Chris, and not his daughter's. "On January 2, they used a search warrant to go to the house and cease the monkey as evidence and they will file the case with the L.A. City Attorney's Office".

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According to TMZ, Chris could be charged with "having a restricted species without a permit" because it is illegal to own a monkey in California without obtaining a permit. Here is a video of Royalty playing with the monkey.

Chris Brown may be heading back to jail.

The monkey business comes just after Chris and singer Jacquees, 23, announced they've joined forces for a joint mixtape.

The Heartbreak on a Full Moon singer shares joint custody of the toddler with his Houston-based babymama, Nia Guzman-Amey. While some fans were surprised about the amount of tracks on the album, others were prepared for the news since Chris revealed in October 2017 that he had 800 unreleased songs on his phone.