Add this story to the never-ending book, herein known as The Excoriation of Christopher Maurice Brown (stage name Chris Brown), because he did something that upset the general population again.
The singer has painted some murals on the street-facing wall of his Hollywood Hills home and not only did he draw four amorphous figures (“art”), literally; he also drew criticism, figuratively.
The provocative paintings aren’t really all that disturbing—multi-colored bad tempered paramecium-like blobs with teeth—considering they’re by the hands of Chris Brown.
The LA Times reports, however, that residents, particularly the “lots of babies, lots of children” in the neighborhood are “frightened,” said Hollywood Dell Civic Association president Patti Negri. “It’s like devils on the wall—big scary eyes and big scary teeth, and just the whole vibe is not what we’re used to.”
The murals break L.A. city code. Chris could be potentially fined $376 for unpermitted and excessive signage.
Always a fighter, he plans on fighting the citations. His lawyer, Mark Geragos, feels this is just the latest tactic of a perturbed public trying to run him out of the immediate neighborhood. “They’ve called animal control,” Mark said. “They have sicced parking [enforcement] on him, and now they reached the heights of ridiculousness here. Shame on them.”
On Twitter, Chris responded, “Keep em inside then! It’s art. There are scarier creatures on Harry potter. Get a f*cking life!”
Clearly, he also dabbles in poetry.