Chris Brown has announced that he will be retiring from being a musician after his forthcoming album releases on August 26.
The singer appeared to suggest that his desire to retire stems from his tumultuous relationship with Rihanna.
On Tuesday, the recording artist addressed the US in a tweet, which read: “Don’t worry mainstream America.After this album, it’ll probably be my last album.”
The R&B star seemed to have made the announcement of his retirement amongst a flood of media attention on his assault charges from four years ago due to his latest run-in with the law.
Brown’s five-year probation regarding the Rihanna assault was revoked by a Los Angeles Court after an alleged hit-and-run earlier this year in May, bringing back his troubled past into the spotlight.
In a follow-up tweet, the 24-year-old went on to explain himself in which appeared to be a reference to the Rihanna assault: “Being famous is amazing when it’s for ur music and talent. I’m tired of being famous for a mistake I made when i was 18. I’m cool & over it!”
Due to his criminal charges in 2009 Brown’s music was pulled from several radio playlists, in an unofficial ban.
Brown was actually 19 during the February 2009 beating; however he may just be disoriented from spending just under an hour in jail earlier this week on Monday (August 5), the consequence of a misdemeanor charge for the alleged hit and run, violating his probation.
The singer has denied claims that he hasn’t provided the correct insurance information following the car accident which occurred in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles District Court have stated that Brown violated the terms of his probation after he allegedly left the scene of the accident after rear-ending a woman’s Mercedes-Benz.
The Los Angeles judge revoked probation for Brown stemming from his 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna, the terms of which obliges him to stay out of trouble and follow the law.
According to Gossip Cop, the next court hearing for the hit-and-run lawsuit is set for Aug. 15. Brown will also need to show up to court for a separate probation hearing.