Chris Brown to remain on monitored probation, might sing at the Grammys
The Kiss Kiss hit maker, Chris Brown has just lost his bid to end his supervised five years probation following a Los Angeles judge’s ruling.
The star’s legal team had taken his case to Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday with high expections, but Judge George Lomeli ruled Brown should continue to report to a probation officer in his home state of Virginia and complete more of his community service.
The ruling comes just days after reports say Brown will perform at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, the first time he has been back at the prize giving since he was forced to pull out of the 2009 event following his bust-up with Rihanna. Earlier, Chris Brown was handed five years probation after pleading guilty to assaulting his ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 and was also ordered to take a series of domestic violence classes and complete six months of service in community.
Brown has completed half of his six months of community service, and Lomeli declared the 22 year old should remain under supervision until he puts in more hours. Judge Lomeli has scheduled another progress hearing for 10 July, 2012.
Meanwhile, there has been word on the street that Chris who hasn’t attended any Grammys since the battering incident with Rihanna in 2009 is also set to stage a comeback and is likely to perform at the February 12 event.
Last February, just in time for the 2010 Grammys, a judge eased the restraining order after Rihanna’s lawyers accepted a request from Chris’ lawyers to lift it, however a previous engagement prevented the 22-year-old singer from attending the ceremony.
Chris Brown has been nominated for Grammys in five of the past six years, but he has never taken home a trophy. His hit single “Look At Me Now,” which features rappers Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, is up for two Grammys: “Best Rap Song” and “Best Rap Performance.”
Rihanna, on the other hand, has won a total four Grammys, three with Jay-Z and one alone, which she won last year for her smash single “Only Girl (in the World).”
Though Brown’s performance has yet to be formally announced, an anonymous source told the Associated Press Monday that the singer — up for 3 Grammys — will take the stage at the show on Sunday night, while Rihanna — who is up for four awards — is also scheduled to perform at the show, which is known as the biggest music event of the year.
Though there have been reports that since the 2009 fall out, both have been seen together in recent times, and they have told newsmen that they are now “best friends”, this is the first time Rihanna and Chris Brown will be seen together in the same room.
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- Chris Brown To Perform At 2012 Grammy Awards Three Years After Rihanna Incident (inquisitr.com)