Chris Brown left the Philippines Friday morning after being held by authorities since Wednesday over a contract dispute. Brown performed at Manila’s Mall of Asia Arena on Tuesday but was later detained at Manila’s airport and banned from leaving the country.


The authorities say the situation is the result of a complaint against Brown and his promoter John Michael Pio Roda, made by the United Church of Christ, a religious group that has a grudge against Brown since he canceled a concert planned for New Year’s Eve. Brown was reportedly paid $1 million for the show.

The Church of Christ, which counts over 1.5 million members, asked the Philippines’ Department of Justice to help them prosecute Brown.

Brown, who is on a world tour at the moment, had to rescheduled a Jaakarta concert due “safety concerns.” He tweeted about it on Wednesday:

Brown was supposed to play in Hong Kong Thursday and in Tel Aviv and Cyprus in the following days.

Brown’s house in Los Angeles was robbed last week. According to TMZ, the singer believes several of his close friends are involved in the robbery. During the incident, several gunmen entered his house while he was out at a club, held up his aunt and then stole cash and other personal items. No arrests have been made yet.

Brown posted about the Philippines situation on his Instagram. He first posted a video on Wednesday, right after being detained at the airport. “Can somebody please tell me what the f—k is going on?” he asked, before deleting the video. On Thursday, he posted another one in which he seems to be in an hotel room, begging the Philippine government to let him go, and asking President Obama for help in the caption.

OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A video posted by @chrisbrownofficial on


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