CHRIS BROWN LEAVES THE PHILIP­PINES

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - AGEN­CIES

Philip­pines author­i­ties on Fri­day al­lowed Amer­i­can singer

Chris Brown (left) to fly out of the South­east Asian na­tion, three days af­ter he was barred from leav­ing due to a dis­pute over fraud al­le­ga­tions.

A video show­ing Brown walk­ing to his plane (inset), say­ing good­bye to Manila and invit­ing peo­ple to party in Ma­cau, was posted online. Immigration and air­port author­i­ties said that he se­cured em­i­gra­tion clear­ance af­ter show­ing that he had no le­gal li­a­bil­ity in the coun­try, al­low­ing him to fly out.

For the unini­ti­ated, Brown and his pro­moter were ac­cused of fraud by a po­lit­i­cally-in­flu­en­tial sect that filed a fraud com­plaint, de­mand­ing a mil­lion-dol­larplus re­fund af­ter the singer failed to show up for a New Year’s con­cert in Manila on De­cem­ber 31, last year. While Brown re­port­edly de­fended him­self, say­ing that he lost his pass­port at the time due to which he couldn’t travel, the or­gan­i­sa­tion said that the 26-year-old Grammy-win­ner and his pro­moter did not re­turn money paid to them for the can­celled show.

Fol­low­ing that, Brown begged Philip­pine author­i­ties to let him go and re­sume his world tour in a video he posted on In­sta­gram. “Please, please, let us leave, please,” he said. The post was later taken down. Brown also took to Twit­ter ear­lier this week, say­ing he was in­no­cent of the al­le­ga­tion against him. “This is a very se­ri­ous sit­u­a­tion and some­one needs to be held ac­count­able for mix­ing my name up in all this. I’ve done noth­ing wrong!!! I have noth­ing to do with any­thing go­ing on right now. I came back to Manila to do a make-up show for New Year’s. I did the show three years ago (sic),” he wrote.

Be­fore he fi­nally left on Fri­day, Brown per­formed to a packed crowd at a Manila arena, last week. He is now sched­uled to per­form in Is­rael and Cyprus next week.

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