International R&B recording artist Chris Brown, was stopped from leaving the country bound for Hong Kong on July 22, 2015. The American artist had recently held a concert at SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena on Tuesday night.
He was set to fly to Hong Kong via private plane when he was held at the airport as it turned out that he was in the Bureau of Immigration watch list. Secretary of Justice, Leila De Lima confirmed that the singer was stopped as there is a complaints filed against him in the country.
The R&B singer was asked by his promoters to stay in the Nobu Hotel while they were still sorting the legal ordeal. No warrant of arrest was released, but Brown could have been detained for questioning. It was clarified that Brown only needed to get a Emigration Clearance certificate before he can leave the country.
According to the Inquirer, the complaint against Brown and his manager involved swindling and misrepresentations.
He was suppose to leave the country on a Gulfstream IV aircraft in Ninoy Aquino International Airport when he was stopped by the authorities. The artist was able to post on his social media account, but it was immediately taken down.
He also posted a short clip of him in a hotel and asking what was going on as he was reading headlines after headlines. TMZ on the other hand reported that Brown was eventually able to leave the country, but was unable to be in time for the Hong Kong concert. However, news is yet to be confirmed.