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Chris Brown will face an L.A. judge today a judge who wants to know if Brown got his hands dirty enough to satisfy his probation on that felony assault conviction in the Rihanna case.
Our sources say Judge Patricia Schnegg has been skeptical about the type of community service Brown has been performing in Virginia. She wants to make sure it’s true hard labor.
Brown and his lawyer, Mark Geragos, will go before Judge Schnegg at 2 PM PT today … and we’re told they’re armed with a list showing Chris got plenty dirty performing his community service — one of Chris’ specialties … cleaning brush off Virginia highways.
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Chris Brown released the album cover for his forthcoming Graffiti album (due December 15) on Monday (November 2). The singer tweeted the image on Monday afternoon, just as images from his “Crawl” music video were released.
On the cover, Brown is decked out in all black wearing a blazer, turtleneck, sunglasses and army boots and spandex pants, holding an electric guitar one shoulder and a can of spray paint in the other hand – which actually looks like a mechanical hand. He appears to be standing in a spacecraft, in front of a window showing stars and the Earth. The album’s title is in a liquid, futuristic silver font, contrasting oddly with a collection of colorful cartoon characters.
The assault case against Chris Brown entered a new phase as the R&B singer/actor was sentenced to five years’ probation and six months’ community labor Tuesday (August 25) for beating his former girlfriend, Rihanna.
Rihanna was not present for the hearing as Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg also ordered Brown to stay 100 yards away from the R&B/pop diva for five years unless they are attending music industry events.
In this case, the pair can come within 10 yards of each other. Brown will serve his probation sentence in his home state of Virginia.
Browns community labor will be at the Commonwealth Catholic Charities in Richmond, VA, where Schnegg ensured that Brown will take a yearlong domestic violence course and perform physical labor rather than community service.
As part of Brown’s probation, he must stay in touch with a probation officer in Los Angeles and is subject to search and seizure at any time over the next five years.
In addition,Chris cannot own any dangerous weapons, including guns or knives and must provide DNA samples as requested by authorities.
Brown’s sentence also calls for him to get prior approval before leaving the country. If the singer violates any part of his sentence, he could be sent to state prison.
News of Brown’s sentencing is the latest development following the singer’s violent encounter with Rihanna prior to this year’s Grammy Awards.
According to a probation report prepared for the hearing, the couple was involved in heated exchanges in the past. Three months prior to the February altercation, an incident occurred when Brown and Rihanna were traveling in Europe.
The report noted how Brown shoved Rihanna into a wall after the songbird slapped him during an argument.
Another incident documented in the report centered on Brown allegedly breaking the front and passenger side windows on a Range Rover driven by the couple while visiting Rihanna’s native Barbados.
Neither incidents were not reported, according to the probation report.
Musically, Brown is working on new material for his upcoming album, Graffiti.
The songs “Changed Man”and”Not My Fault” have struck a nerve with music fans, as lyrics from both songs seem to address Brown’s current drama.
A rep for Brown’s label, Jive Records, revealed that “Changed Man” was recorded before Brown’s assault case, while “Not My Fault” and another track “Smash” were actually demo tracks that were not intended for release.