Written By | Isha Thorpe
Chris Brown got himself in some trouble, thanks to his pet monkey named Fiji
Back in December, the singer/songwriter purchased the exotic animal and posted video of it in his daughter’s, Royalty, arms. This clip would soon cause controversy because people were saying how dangerous it was for a baby to be around such a wild animal. “This is wrong on so many levels,” one person said on social media.
“It perpetuates the idea that wild animals are pets, it funds illegal wildlife trade which is threatening the extinction of thousands of species and it glorifies ignorance. Such a shame that you haven’t educated yourself about the horrors you are contributing to and promoting.”
Unfortunately, Brown can now be facing some time behind bars for the odd purchase. “Turns out Chris never got a permit for the exotic pet, so authorities got a search warrant but before Chris’ house got raided, he voluntarily agreed to surrender the animal,” TMZ reports. “According to our sources … CB could be charged with having a restricted species without a permit, a misdemeanor, that carries a maximum of 6 months in jail. The case has been turned over to the L.A. City Attorney.”
Chris’ lawyer, Mark Geragos, also told TMZ, “As I leave my office in Downtown L.A. and walk past people sleeping on the street on my way to defend people charged by the City Attorney with selling medical marijuana … now spending taxpayer money on investigating monkey business, this completes the circle on his absurdity.”