Oh, Chris Brown. Why wouldn’t you stay out of trouble?
The award-winning US artiste has been barred from leaving the Philippines because of a contract dispute, the official Philippines News Agency reported Wednesday (22nd July).
Brown was stopped Wednesday morning while preparing to depart on a private jet from Manila’s international airport on his way to Hong Kong for a concert, the news agency said. The Philippine Department of Justice said that an order had been issued Tuesday night to stop any attempts by Brown, 26, to leave the country.
Brown performed a concert that evening as planned, but the order was put in place to compel him to pay back money that promoters said was owed to them after he failed to appear for a previous appearance scheduled for last New Year’s Eve. That concert was supposed to take place at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan, north of Manila.
According to a report by Yahoo! News, at that time, Brown had explained he could not fly to the Philippines for the Iglesia concert because he had lost his passport.
The Bureau of Immigration said Brown and his promoter John Michael Pio Roda were both subject to an immigration lookout bulletin, but they could seek a clearance certificate that could allow them to leave if the Department of Justice consented.
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