Chris Brown arrested during Grammy Awards

Singer is under investigation for alleged assault

Chris Brown was arrested tonight (February 8) in Los Angeles while the Grammy Awards were underway.

The 19-year-old singer, who was due to perform at tonight’s ceremony, cancelled his appearance because he was being investigated for an alleged domestic violence felony battery incident, as previously reported.

The star was reportedly sitting in a car with a woman in the Hancock Park neighbourhood of Los Angeles early this morning when the pair began arguing. The argument escalated, but by the time the police arrived, the singer had left the scene.


Police say the woman identified Brown as her attacker, but he was gone by the time officers arrived.

Brown is being held by police on $50,000 bail, reports the Associated Press.

Rihanna, Brown‘s long-time girlfriend, also cancelled her appearance at tonight’s Grammy Awards. Early media reports say that Rihanna was involved in the dispute and had injuries on her face and bite marks on her arm, but these reports have not yet been confirmed.

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–By our Los Angeles staff.

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