Chris Brown could spend up to six months in jail after his pet monkey Fiji was seized because he didn’t have a permit to keep her.
The “Loyal” hitmaker could face up to six months behind bars after he was slapped with a misdemeanor charge for keeping the primate at his home in California without obtaining a Restricted Species Permit from California Fish and Wildlife.
The 28-year-old singer landed himself in hot water in December when he shared a video clip on his Instagram account of his 3-year-old daughter Royalty with Fiji.
Speaking in the sweet clip, he asked his little girl: “Is this your baby?”
He added: “She’s going to be bigger than you, right? Y’all got the same size head.”
Within 36 hours of him posting the footage, California Fish and Wildlife received “a dozen or so tips on the incident” and executed a search warrant on Jan. 2.
The city’s wildlife department’s employee, Captain Patrick Foy, has said that Brown was not at home when the search on his home in Los Angeles was carried out but his staff handed the primate over to the authorities and he agreed to cooperate with them.
The case will be forwarded to the Los Angeles City Attorney for the next step of the process but a spokeswoman has confirmed the report has not been turned in yet.
However, the “Privacy” hitmaker’s lawyer Mark Geragos told E! News: “We are confident that the City Attorney has more pressing problems than monkey business.”
Fiji is currently being cared for at an undisclosed facility.