Chris Brown confirms he is off probation for first time since 2009

R&B singer was arrested in 2009 for assaulting then girlfriend Rihanna

Chris Brown is no longer on probation following his assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.

The news of Brown’s legal status was confirmed by Billboard yesterday (March 20). Brown’s probation officer reportedly told a Los Angeles judge that his client had satisfactorily completed his community service six years and one month after the original incident.

Brown’s probation was revoked in January when the he traveled without court approval. At the time Brown hadn’t completed his community service.

The R&B singer tweeted his excitement and thanked God immediately after the news was confirmed.

Meanwhile, Los Angeles police searched Brown’s car earlier this year (February 6) after receiving an anonymous tip that his passenger was carrying a gun.

It was reported at the time Brown was attending rapper TI’s pre-Grammy party at Hollywood’s Sayer nightclub when law enforcement detained a friend of the singer before searching his Lamborghini. No weapon was found by the police officers.

This followed a separate incident during an appearance at a San Jose nightclub when Brown was forced to flee the stage after gunshots were fired. Five people were injured in the gunfire and several people were arrested following the incident.

It wasn’t the first time a weapon had been discharged at a Brown event. Last August, at pre-MTV Video Music Awards party hosted by the 25-year-old at the he 1Oak nightclub in West Hollywood, former CEO of Death Row Records Marion ‘Suge’ Knight Jr was injured after being struck several times when shots were fired.