At this point, Chris Brown is about as well known for being violent as he is for his music, which is as it should be. And early this morning, Brown allegedly took another step towards securing this tabloid legacy, as the Los Angeles Times reports that the LAPD is currently seeking a search warrant to enter Brown’s home after an anonymous woman called 911 and said he pulled a gun on her early this morning. TMZ takes things further, posting a live stream from a helicopter hovering over Brown’s house, where he’s currently holed up in an apparent standoff with Los Angeles SWAT.
And because this wouldn’t be entertainment news in 2016 without someone’s Instagram getting involved, Brown himself has been giving live updates on the situation in a series of videos like this one:
Updates presumably to follow.
UPDATE: Police have gotten their search warrant and have entered Brown’s home. Speaking to reporters outside of the residence (via Fox 11 KTTV Los Angeles’ live stream), an LAPD representative confirmed that no charges have been filed or arrests taken place as of yet, but that the alleged incident last night did reportedly take place in Brown’s home—thus the search warrant. According to police, the investigation is ongoing and now has full cooperation from Brown and everyone else involved.
SECOND UPDATE: Variety is now reporting that Brown has been arrested, with an LAPD spokesperson saying that he has been formally charged with assault with a deadly weapon.