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“I’m past the bulls**t  now. I’m not dangerous.” – Chris Brown

Chris Brown is a foul-mouthed, self-destructive mess.

The troubled Grammy Award-winning singer is in trouble again. He spent the weekend locked in a Washington, D.C. jail for allegedly punching a guy in the face. Brown could go to prison if a judge determines that he violated his probation stemming from his assault on Rihanna, his ex-girlfriend, in 2009.

But Brown caught a break Monday — sort of. Charges against him were reduced to misdemeanor simple assault instead of a felony. He still faces a maximum of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted. The judge set a preliminary hearing for November 25.

It seems that Brown hasn’t truly changed his rowdy ways; he just finds different people to punch.

Brown had several options to avoid trouble this weekend. If the story is correct and Parker did jump in the photo, then so what?

Instead of fighting, Brown could have simply walked away. He could have walked back into the W hotel and let his bodyguard handle the situation. After all, that’s what Brown pays bodyguards to do.

Is it really worth repeated arrests and being incarcerated? I wonder if Brown just doesn’t care that he is spiraling out of control — or whether he is completely unable to control his anger. Maybe Brown is not getting the emotional support he really needs.

Outside court Monday, a friend of Brown’s uncle said that he didn’t believe the reports. “I don’t believe it happened the way they said it happened,” said Tommy Sanders. “We’ll find out.”

Perhaps Sanders is right. Maybe Brown didn’t throw the first punch, but he allowed himself to be part of the brawl. However this drama plays out, the Brown bad-boy image is getting old. Brown has rage issues. He’s a violent man. The law knows it. His fans know it. And, I assume, his mother knows it, too.

Brown is gifted, but he constantly makes boneheaded decisions. And he refuses to grasp this simple concept: He can’t go around punching people whenever he wants and wherever he wants. And for some unexplained reason, Brown feels he is above the law.

Brown’s latest violent outburst happened Sunday morning. According to the DC police report, Isaac Adams Parker, 20, of Beltsville, Maryland, was trying to sneak into a photo being taken of Brown.

Brown allegedly told Parker “I’m not into that gay s**t” and “I feel like boxing.”

He then allegedly punched Parker in the face. Christopher Hollosy, reported to be Brown’s bodyguard, stepped in between Brown and Parker, and also punched Parker in the face. Hollosy was also arrested.

COMMENTARY: Chris Brown is a Grown Man and Should Act Like One  was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

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