Wednesday 23 August 2017

Chris Brown gets clearance to leave Phillipines after desperate pleas on social media

Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Chris Brown is finally on his way out of the Philippines after a three-day delay due to a fraud complaint against him for a cancelled concert.

The Grammy award-winning singer obtained a certificate that allows him to leave the country, said Elaine Tan, spokeswoman of the Immigration Bureau.

Last night, Brown posted a clip on his Instagram last night begging Barack Obama to help him after his private jet was prevented from leaving on over a complaint filed about his absence from a concert on New Year’s Eve.

The video - which is the third in a series of bizarre footage since Tuesday - shows the 26-year-old on his knees in his hotel room saying, "Please, please, let us leave, please.  It was captioned, "OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!" but has since been removed from his Instagram page.

The artist, who performed at a packed concert in the capital Manila on Tuesday evening, was prevented from leaving on a private plane pending clearance by the country's Bureau of Immigration.

The religious group that owns the New Year's Eve concert venue had petitioned the Department of Justice for help prosecuting Brown and his promoter.

Brown's panic is also evident in a number of tweets he has posted denying any wrong-doing and claiming he was trapped in a “serious situation” that someone needed to be held accountable for.

These have also since been deleted.

Philippine Bureau of Immigration deputy spokeswoman Dana Mengote holds a copy of the immigration lookout bulletin for Grammy award-winning singer Chris Brown (AP)
Philippine Bureau of Immigration deputy spokeswoman Dana Mengote holds a copy of the immigration lookout bulletin for Grammy award-winning singer Chris Brown (AP)

A spokesperson for the Immigration Bureau told the Associated Press Brown was being delayed as the Department of Justice consulted with immigration officials about his case.

On Thursday Brown also announced his concert in Jakarta would be rescheduled on his Twitter page, citing safety concerns.

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