Chris Brown Charged For Possessing Pet Monkey, Could Face 6 Months In Jail

Will Fiji cause CB to spend time behind bars?

(AllHipHop News) This Christmas wasn't all cheerful for Chris Brown. According to TMZ, the R&B star was under investigation by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The website claims the Los Angeles City Attorney is now charging Brown with two counts of having a restricted species without a permit. It appears a pet capuchin monkey named Fiji could have the "Questions" performer facing a maximum sentence of six months in jail. He's reportedly due in court on February 6.

Apparently, social media users' concern over a video of Brown's daughter Royalty playing with the monkey led to the CDFW taking a look at the situation. Investigators got a search warrant, but CB agreed to surrender the animal before his home was raided.

Originally reports suggested Brown purchased the monkey as a gift for Royalty. Sources close to the singer insisted he bought the pet for himself and not his three-year-old child.