Chris Brown Monkey Business Could Get Him Prosecuted


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Blame social media. After Brown posted a photo of the monkey, named Fiji, with his three-year-old daughter, Royalty, everyone was up in arms because they didn't it was safe for the toddler to own a wild animal.

According to TMZ, the 28-year-old Grammy victor has already voluntarily surrendered his female baby capuchin monkey Fiji, and the case has been turned over to the L.A. City Attorney.

California laws state that owners of restricted species like this type of monkey must apply for a special permit as the state does not allow residents to keep them as domestic pets.

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TMZ now reports that the California Department of Fish and Wildlife were notified and opened an investigation into Brown's pet monkey.

It seems that Chris has managed to bring about his latest supposed spat with the law in California, as he's not exactly been shy about publicising the fact he owns a monkey. Brown reportedly complied when officials came to his house to search for the animal, which remains in good health. And unfortunately for Chris, it turns out he never got a permit to possess the exotic monkey, so authorities got a search warrant to enter his home, but rather than getting raided, Chris agreed to surrender the animal. The case has been sent to the Los Angeles City Attorney. News, "We are confident that the City Attorney has more pressing problems than monkey business".

Now, if charged, Brown could face up to six months in jail on a misdemeanor charge for not having a permit. "In a home environment they become unhappy and can become aggressive". have reached out to representatives of the singer for comment.