Chris Brown claims he was the victim of a shakedown attempt in the Philippines in a new court case, according to a new report.
The 28-year-old Grammy-winner said that he suffered ‘extreme’ emotional distress, TMZ reported, after he was not initially permitted to leave the country in July of 2015 following a concert in Manila.
The 2015 show was a make-up date for a previous show he’d been slated to play on New Year’s Eve of 2014, but did not make it there because he was unable to find his passport.
The Virginia-born singer said that on the day after his show, he was stopped from departing the hotel he’d been staying at by a group of men armed with weapons, according to the outlet.
At that point, Brown said in court docs, an attorney with the venue told him he’d have to cough up $300,000 to the trust fund of Jose Victor Los Banos Biongco, the outlet reported.
The Forever singer declined and hired an immigration attorney to clear up the mess.
Brown said that even as he made his way out of the country for another show in Macau, Biongco and his employees continued to badger him for the money via text message.
It took him three days to leave the Philippines after a complaint was filed in connection with Brown missing the 2014 concert, TMZ reported at the time.
A Grammy award winner, Brown is known for hits including Run It! and has also acted in Stomp The Yard and Think Like A Man.
On the road again: Brown posted this parting shot to his social media as he left the Philippines after a three-day hold-up