Chris Brown has finally seen the light and realized he has some problems and has decided to seek help. Or his lawyers and managers or doing damage control to reduce the possibility of a jail sentence. In any case, Chris has checked himself into rehab for anger management issues.
A statement released last night confirmed, “Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility. His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point.”
His longtime lawyer, Mark Geragos, dropped Chris off at a Malibu rehab facility yesterday. Reports claim that a 3-month stay is possible. “The rehab facility has been told to take him [Brown] apart and put him back together,” revealed a source.
The rehab stint comes just one day after Chris was released from a DC prison for punching a man in the face and for possibly violating his probation for beating Rihanna in 2009. There are conflicting reports as to what started the fight and who through the first blow. However, the felony charges have been reduced to a misdemeanor. Chris plead “not guilty” in court.
For some reason Chris chooses to make really bad decisions. He recently gave an interview saying the media wants to portray him as “the mad black guy.” But when you beat Rihanna, fight Drake and Frank Ocean, through chairs out of windows after a Good Morning America interview, and lash out at non-celebrities, that’s not the media trying to stereotype a young, black artist. That’s someone who clearly needs help with dealing with issues. Sometimes, especially as person in the public spotlight, you have to rise above and walk away.
I hope Chris takes this opportunity to better himself and not use it as ploy to show the courts he’s trying. The LA Probation Department is likely to investigate whether Chris violated his probation for the Rihanna incident. If revoked, he could face up to four years in prison. The altercation that occurred a few nights ago could also result in 180-day imprisonment and $1,000 fine. He returns to court Nov. 25.
What is going to take for Chris Brown to grow up and make responsible choices? Tell us what you think.