While at a charity basketball game in Los Angeles, R&B singer Chris Brown refused to stand for the National Anthem on Sunday, September 11.
The 27-year-old musician joined the likes of Colin Kaepernick and the growing number of professional athletes that have protested during the singing of the "Star Spangled Banner." Most recently on Week 1 of the NFL season, a significant number of players from different teams protested the anthem by taking a knee during the song.
Prior to performing the National Anthem, fellow R&B singer Tank urged the crowd to stand and honor the men and women who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks that took place 15 years ago.
While Brown appeared impressed with Tank's rendition of the Anthem, he did not get off the ground the entire time. Brown remained seated on the floor and seemed to be laughing at his the people who were standing around him.
The "Zero" singer has been in the middle of several public controversies in the past few months. He was recently arrested for assault with a deadly weapon at his home in Tarzana, California after 24-year-old former beauty queen Baylee Curran called the police accusing him of threatening her with a gun.
During an Instagram video rant about the situation, Brown verbally attacked law enforcement. He claims that the authorities "defaced" his character, and that they portrayed him as the bad guy. "F**k the police," he chanted on social media.
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[H/T US Weekly]