Since 2009, the singer has had a troubling string of meltdowns, arrests and headline-grabbing fights.
At this point, the word "infamous" seems to fit Chris Brown like a glove, since he's now more famous for his headline-grabbing arrests, meltdowns and fights than his music. Here's a look back at volatile history of the bad boy singer:
March 2009: Brown is charged with felony assault after an altercation with then-girlfriend Rihanna. The incident leaves her bloody and bruised, and photos of her battered face are leaked to the public. Brown pleads guilty, is sentenced to serve five years probation and 1,400 hours of community service. In Aug. 2013, he is assigned an additional 1,000 hours, to be completed before the end of his probation on Aug. 25, 2014.
March 2011: He makes headlines for smashing a window and storming out shirtless of the Good Morning America studios, upset that host Robin Roberts asked about Rihanna during his interview
June 2012: Brown and rapper Drake are accused of prompting a bottle-smashing brawl
November 2012: Brown goes back to court for a progress report on his 2009 domestic violence caseand is cleared of a probation violation. In addition, he shocks fans after getting into an extremely vulgar, expletive-laden Twitter exchange with comedian Jenny Johnson. He deletes his Twitter account after their fight, sending out one final tweet calling Johnson a word that rhymes with "witch."
January 2013: He gets into a fight with singer Frank Ocean in a parking lot at Hollywood's Westlake Recording Studios, according to police who were called to the scene. The fight allegedly is sparked because Brown parked his car in Ocean's spot, with rumors circulating that Ocean dissed Rihanna, and that Brown called Ocean gay slurs and threatened to shoot his entourage. In August, a member of Ocean's entourage filed a lawsuit against Brown, saying he suffered a concussion and is seeking damages
May 2013: Brown is charged with a hit-and-run, after allegedly crashing into a car, driving away and refusing to provide his name, driver's license and insurance info. He later turns himself in, spending about an hour in jail. He pleads not guilty and the charges are dropped in August, after Brown reaches a civil compromise with the other driver.
June 2013: A 24-year-old woman accuses Brown of assaulting her after his show at a California nightclub. She alleges that he shoved her to the ground, badly injuring her knee. Brown later tweeted "I didn't do anything," but then deleted the tweet. The accusation was dropped when the nightclub's reps stood by Brown, saying that they never saw him "push or touch anybody."
Oct. 27, 2013: Brown is arrested and charged with felony assault after he and his bodyguard allegedly attacked a fan outside of the W Hotel in Washington, D.C. In the police report of the incident, the victim, a 20-year-old male named Isaac Parker, says he tried to get in a photo that Brown was taking with a female fan, and that Brown punched him in the face in response.