SINGER Chris Brown appeared to announce this afternoon on Twitter that he is quitting music after his latest album.
In a series of cryptic tweets earlier this afternoon, the singer seemed to suggest that the media’s focus on his assault of Rihanna led him to take the decision.
“Don't worry mainstream America.After this X album, it'll probably be my last album.” He tweeted.
He later followed it up with: “Being famous is amazing when it's for ur music and talent. I'm tired of being famous for a mistake I made when i was 18. I'm cool & over it!”
In 2009 Brown was thrust into the media spotlight after assaulting then girlfriend Rihanna on the way to the Grammys.
Hundreds of radio stations pulled his music and his record sales declined considerably in the immediate aftermath of the case.
He was criticised last year after it appeared his new tattoo was the face of a battered woman, forcing his publicist to deny the image depicted Rihanna.