(AllHipHop News) Yesterday, news broke that Chris Brown was charged with two counts of having a restricted species without a permit. Despite there being footage of the singer's daughter playing with a monkey, his team is apparently claiming the charges are unnecessary.
The Los Angeles City Attorney reportedly accused Brown of illegally owning a capuchin monkey named Fiji. Sources supposedly connected to the Virginia native said he does not actually own the animal.
Brown is adamant the video was NOT taken at his L.A. home -- it was shot in Vegas ... where the monkey lived with a relative who was the REAL owner. Authorities ain't buyin' the excuse noting the animal was taken into custody in Los Angeles. But, we're told Brown claims his relative happened to be in town with Fiji that particular week -- and it's all just a bad coincidence that makes Chris seem guilty.
Chris Brown is due in court on February 6. He could face up to six months in jail if convicted.