Another day, another public relations disaster for Chris Brown. The R&B singer turned tabloid fixture sparked controversy at a celebrity basketball game on Sunday by engaging in a lengthy argument with a fan on the sidelines, and remaining seated during the national anthem on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorism attacks.
A video shared by TMZ shows Chris Brown standing on chairs to yell at a fan on the sidelines of the University of Southern California basketball court. Brown's remarks are unintelligible in the video, due to the loud music being played, but the altercation clearly got heated as uniformed police officers soon step in. TMZ reports that Brown was yelling at a fan who made his way into the wrong section of the arena, and that Power 106 (the sponsor of the charity event) take Brown's side in the argument.
But since he's Chris Brown, the singer couldn't let yelling at a fan be the only controversial thing he did at the Power 106 celebrity basketball game. Brown also remained seated during Tank's performance of the national anthem before the game, which took place on the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 this Sunday. The decision to stay seated follows a similar action by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who recently refused to stand during the national anthem before a game in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Brown responded to headlines that followed his choice to remain seated with a brief Instagram post, captioned simply "Stay classy!"
The controversies at this weekend's celebrity basketball game are tame compared to when Chris Brown was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a police stand-off at his home a couple weeks back. Former Miss California Baylee Curran informed the police that Brown had pulled a gun on her after he found her admiring his jewelry, PEOPLE reports. Brown, however, maintains that Curran lied about the altercation.
Chris Brown has had multiple incidents with the law and bad press throughout his years in the spotlight. Back in 2014, the singer was held in custody for a few months after punching a fan, and before that was in rehab for anger management issues. Of course, the initial and most famous of Brown's public disasters was towards the beginning of his career, when then-girlfriend Rihanna accused him of domestic violence against her.