Chris Brown Could Get Up to 6 Months in Jail for His Pet Capuchin

Chris Brown may be heading back to jail.

The 28-year-old R&B star posted an adorable video (below) last month of his daughter, Royalty, holding their pet baby monkey, Fiji. However, not everyone thought the scene was cute. Some of Breezy's followers voiced concern about dangers of the three-year-old being next to the exotic Capuchin monkey and called up the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to report the pop star.

While Brown isn't in trouble for bringing his daughter and the exotic animal together, the Fish and Wildlife team discovered that Brown didn't have the proper permits to house the Capuchin monkey. Because of this, he can face up to six months in jail.

TMZ reports that Brown immediately turned Fiji over to the authorities when they turned up at his house with a search warrant. Now, his case sits with L.A.'s City Attorney who will be seeing Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, ASAP. Geragos also spoke with TMZ and criticized the city for “using taxpayer money on investigating monkey business.”

“As I leave my office in downtown L.A. and walk past people sleeping on the street on my way to defend people charged by the City Attorney with selling medical marijuana … now spending taxpayer money on investigating monkey business, this completes the circle on his absurdity,” he said.

The Capuchin monkey, which originates from Costa Rica's jungles, is one of the most popular animals in entertainment and is often seen in films like The Hangover 2 and Pirates of the Caribbean as well as on TV shows, like Ross' famous pet on Friends.

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Keaton Jones Receives Support From Hip-Hop Community for His Anti-Bullying PSA

On Friday, Kimberly Jones shared a video on Facebook of her son Keaton delivering a tearful message to anyone else who is the victim of bullying.

For the record, Keaton asked to do this AFTER he had he me pick him up AGAIN because he was afraid to go to lunch. My kids are by no stretch perfect, & at home, he's as all boy as they come, but by all accounts he's good at school. Talk to your kids. I've even had friends of mine tell me they're kids were only nice to him to get him to mess with people. We all know how it feels to want to belong, but only a select few know how it really feels not to belong anywhere.

Keaton, who was picked up from school early by his mom because he was afraid to go to lunch, explains his own situation where kids make fun of him, and pour milk in his hair. The video has since gone viral and everyone from athletes from his home state of Tennessee to artists across the nation are showing their support for Jones. 

Tennessee Volunteers Tyler Byrd says he plans to visit Jones's school with some of his teammates on Tuesday. 

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker addressed the issue of bullying at school, and invited Keaton and his family to the Titans' game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Dec. 31. 

Walker's teammate and offensive lineman Taylor Lewan wants to meet Keaton as well. 

UFC president Dana White personally invited Keaton to the company's headquarters in Las Vegas. 

Snoop Dogg tells Keaton that he's got “friend in me for life.” 

Plies not only wants to be his friend, he wants to send him something for Christmas. 

Cardi B makes sure to set everyone straight.

T.I. offers up some words of advice for Keaton.

Chris Brown practices some self-restraint after hearing Keaton's story.

Trae Tha Truth shows his support for Jones. 

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Suge Knight Claims Dr. Dre Put a Hit on Him for $20K

According to newly released legal documents, Suge Knight says that he was shown a check for $20,000 that Dr. Dre allegedly wrote to a man named Dwayne Johnson (not that Dwayne Johnson) to have Knight killed. According to TMZ, Suge claims that this purported hit was supposed to go down on the same day (January 29, 2015) that he ran over and killed a man in a Tam's Burgers parking lot, which has led to his current murder trial.

The ex-CEO of Death Row said in legal documents that during a jailhouse visit in July of 2016, both he and a private investigator had Johnson tell them that a check for $20k was given to him as partial payment to kill Knight. Johnson was at the aforementioned parking lot on the date of Knight's hit-and-run that led to his current incarceration.

As TMZ notes about this most recent accusation:

“The upshot of what Suge is arguing … he had reason to fear for his life when he entered Tam's.”

Still, according to the LA Times, Suge says he never got a copy of the check and the PI he mentions “now claims it does not exist.

Knight, of course, is no stranger to throwing out accusations, which has even included a past claim that Dr. Dre hired a hitman to have him killed at the 2014 VMAs pre-party hosted by Chris Brown. At that pre-party, he was shot six times.

Not surprisingly, an attorney for Dr. Dre called these latest claims both “absurd” and “defamatory.”

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Ray J Says He Hasn’t Received a Check From Depiction in Kanye’s “Famous” Visual

Fuckery pays. Just ask Ray J. During his appearance on Everyday Struggle Thursday, Ray J—just moments after admitting one can reasonably get “a bunch of checks for the fuckery”—was asked to share his thoughts on being depicted in Kanye West's controversial “Famous” visual.

For Ray, the visual stands as art and shouldn't be extended into some ridiculous beef. “It's all art,” Ray J said at around the 35:50 mark in the video up top. “It's all a part of whatever society has allowed us to do and be. You have to accept that and you have to go, damn, was it creative? Yeah. Was it over the top? Yeah. Did I get a check from it? No.”

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Asked if he had plans on responding further to the VMA-nominated visual, Ray J suggested any potential animosity had been buried. “It's all good, man,” Ray J said. “We all did shit. It's all love. At the end of the day, we're all getting money. [Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are] married, they got kids. I'm married, I want to have kids. I think all of the crazy savagery shit that was done, now that whole book is closed and it's put to rest and now we are all doing new things. And the more money that we make and the more kids that we can have, you know? Let's all just smile and get to the money. It feels good.”

Last year, Ray J grabbed Chris Brown for an apparent response in the form of his own track called “Famous.”

Revisit Kanye West's “Famous,” which also features depictions of Amber Rose and the neo-Nazi-sympathizer-in-chief, below:

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Yo Gotti Associate Charged With Attempted Murder in Young Dolph Shooting Case

43-year-old Corey McClendon has been arrested in the shooting of Young Dolph, police said on Wednesday. McClendon, who was charged with suspicion of attempted murder, is an associate of Dolph's longtime rival Yo Gotti. While there were reports on Tuesday that Gotti was a person of interest in the case, police have since denied that. Two more suspects remain at large.

Despite that denial, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck told the press that Dolph's shooting was likely the result of a feud. 

“[He was] targeted because of who he is and some kind of beef that’s ongoing,” Beck said. “I think this was something he brought with him from across the United States.”

While current reports have Dolph in critical but stable condition after surgery, false rumors circulated Wednesday evening that the rapper died. A now-deleted tweet by rapper Hitman Holla was one of the things that sparked the speculation.

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The rumors were quickly put to rest by Dolph's team.

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It seems 2018 will be the year of Gucci Mane. The veteran rapper, who will be performing at ComplexCon in November, took to Twitter to proclaim he will be going “100 percent independent and dropping a mixtape every other day.” Yes, Gucci Mane has said that he will drop a new mixtape every other day in 2018. Which is, considering there are 365 days in a year, a very large amount.

Gucci, who was released from prison in May of 2016, has been putting in a ton of work and seems to have no plans of slowing down. Among his releases are two studio albums, Everybody Looking and The Return of East Atlanta Santa.

He also just released a fascinating memoir, co-written with Neil Martinez-Belkin, called The Autobiography of Gucci Mane. The book revealed a ton of interesting information about the influential rapper, from the history behind his name to the inspiration behind his hit “Lemonade.” 

To date, Gucci has released an impressive ten studio albums. His eleventh, Mr. Davis, comes out Oct. 13 and boasts features from ASAP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, Big Sean, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Migos, Monica, Ty Dolla Sign, and others.

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