Chris Brown is never far from controversy. Hip-hop star Brown is arguably more famous for his brushes with the law than for his music. No one who saw the images of the injuries that Brown inflicted on his then-girlfriend Rihanna will doubt that Brown has a violent temper.
After his attack on Rihanna, Brown admitted to being responsible for the assault and was sentenced to five years probation and had to undergo a domestic violence program. Brown even released a video in which he apologized to Rihanna. In the video, Brown claimed that he tried to live his life “in a way that makes people around me proud of me.”
Brown went on to claim that he was “proud of my ability to show restraint” and said that he was getting help to ensure “that kind of thing can never happen again.” If claims that are emerging today are true, it would seem that Brown’s words were simply hollow platitudes.
It seems that Mike G, a man who was hired to improve Brown’s public image after the assault on Rihanna, is claiming that Brown brutally attacked him, resulting in a visit to the Emergency Room. According to TMZ, Mike G says that he managed to improve Chris’s image and helped to get him off drugs and out of debt. Despite improving Brown’s image, Mike G claims he was the victim of a vicious and unprovoked attack by Brown last month.
According to the New York Daily News, Brown took Mike into a room and punched him in the face and neck. The assault left Mike G, whose real name is Mike Guirguis, in the hospital with bruising, swelling, and severe headaches. As a result of the assault, Guirguis has filed a lawsuit against Brown.
“The suit claims ‘just as Brown’s career finally was on a steady upward trajectory, Brown viciously attacked Mike G — the man who stood by his side without judgement.’
“The assault was unprovoked and, regrettably, just another attack in Brown’s long history of violent and abusive behavior.”
According to HotNewHipHop, the legal papers allege that Brown’s attack may have been drug-fueled and concerns were expressed about possible retaliation by Brown’s gangland friends. For their part, Guirguis’ legal advisors say that they tried to resolve the matter privately without recourse to law.
“We did everything we could to resolve this in a non-public way to avoid damage to Chris Brown. Regrettably, as outlined in our complaint, Chris Brown has proven to be his own worst enemy.”
It is further alleged that far from being remorseful about the attack, Brown took to Instagram to boast about it in a video. Brown claims that he fired Mike G for “stealing money” and claims the lawsuit is “his retaliation.”
Warning: The following video contains strong language.
These latest matters are the latest in a long line of allegations against Brown that have arisen since his assault on Rihanna. In 2012, a festering beef between Brown and rapper Drake over Rihanna exploded into a bloody, bottle-throwing melee inside a packed Manhattan club. One of Brown’s bodyguards sustained serious head injuries as a result.
In 2013, Brown was in the news for three separate incidents: assaulting a woman at an Anaheim nightclub, leaving the scene of a car accident, and committing felony assault outside a Washington hotel.
The Daily Beast reports that just last month, video emerged that appeared to show Brown stomping on a fans head during a concert in Cannes France. It is unclear whether Brown knew he was hitting fan Malek Mokrani’s head with his foot, but the footage shows him erupting in anger during the show at the Gotha nightclub. It is claimed that Mokrani plans to file a police report against Brown over the incident, which saw him hospitalized with neck and head pain.
[Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP Images]