"Chris Brown has withdrawn from NBA All-Star events," the NBA rep told Us Monday.
The singer was scheduled to participate in the basketball association's All-Star festivities in Phoenix Sunday and was also planning to play in a celebrity game two days prior to the event.
Brown turned himself in to Los Angeles police Sunday night for an alleged battery on a woman, who was later learned to be his girlfriend, singer Rihanna.
Brown, 19, has also had his ads with Wrigley gum suspended after the incident.
"Wrigley is concerned by the serious allegations made against Chris Brown," a company spokesperson tells Us. "We believe Mr. Brown should be afforded the same due process as any citizen.
"However, we have made the decision to suspend the current advertising featuring Brown and any related marketing communications until the matter is resolved," the statement continued.
The case is being presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office. Additional charges, including those of domestic violence, may be filed.
Rihanna was planning on celebrating her 21st birthday on Feb. 20 with a big, splashy party in New York City.
However, I'm told her music label has, understandably, canceled the pricey soiree, which it had been putting together for about a month.
The bash for about 200 or so guests was to have had a carnival theme with various "sideshow" attractions, says a source familiar with the planning.
Although organizers were having difficulty securing sponsors for the party because of the economy, my source says Cîroc vodka had already or was about to sign on as the leading sponsor.
"They were talking about it being at Gotham Hall, but I don't think it was definite just yet," the source says.
Our prayers go out to Rihanna, and hopefully, she'll get the chance to celebrate her big day at a later date.
First, from what I understand Chris Brown is out of jail or police custody and has been charged with one count felony criminal threats. His bail was set at $50,000..
Nobody really knows what happened, but Chris Brown might have really messed up bad, if the rumors are right. They are saying that Brown and Rihanna got into a fight late Sunday night. In the fight, he hit her, but the person is presently listed as unidentified. Anyway, the victim identified Brown as her attacker. He rolled before the cops got there. Anyway, I am hearing that the alleged altercation has the lovely Ri Ri with a blackened eye. I am not sure, but that's the intel that I am getting.
Here is the second part of the rumor, where I will tread very lightly. My homey Rhymestyle (who I battled on Twitter) sent me a blurb that Chris and Rihanna might have gotten into a beef, because she may have given him a VD. If you don't know what that is, its a venereal disease. In this particular case, the word Herpes has been floating around. NOW, THIS IS FALSE, until proven true at some point in the future, Right?
Anyway, I must note that there are sources that I trust that say </b>Brown didn’t hit Rihanna at all. They are saying that there was actually a car accident. I am also hearing that some girl disrespected Rihanna by hitting on Chris Brown right in front of Ri Ri. Ri Ri screamed on the girl and the girl may have gotten too hype and Chris busted clocked HER, not Ri Ri. Also, I am hearing that their PR reps are all looking to get on the same page with whatever the final story will wind up being.</b>
HERE ARE THE RUMORS ON CHRIS AND RIHANNA!
I have source and I have SOURCES. Here are what the sources are telling me. You can take this for what it is worth – rumors. I will say, this gels VERY nicely to what my other sources have been telling me but the details are crazy.
According to my illseed intel, Chris and Rihanna actually broke up a few days ago, but the reps from each side wanted them to pretend to be together. This would be a win/win in the media and publicity department. They kept it civil for the pre-Grammy Parties and all the meet and greets. Here is where the meeting and greeting may have gone wrong.
According to my slimies, Chris met some girl and he commences to kick game to the girl. He allegedly gets her number and kicks it with the chick’s team. Now, according to rumor, these chicks were told to follow him to a party of some sort. I’m gathering Ri Ri was right there when this took place and she was NOT pleased to see this go down. Well, they go at it verbally – back and forth. Nobody knows if the alleged attack took place at this time or later. The Lambo with Chris and RiRi supposedly pulls over and things spill out on the side of the road. My source said, “All hell broke loose” at this point.
Meanwhile, the girls following are still there in their car. Now, I said this once and I’ll say it again. This is all speculation from sources that claim to know. Here we go. Rihanna gets out of the car visibly bruised up, but takes her rage to the girl that Chris was kicking it to. Well, at some point, somebody catches Rihanna in the EYE. My source honestly couldn’t tell me if it was Chris or somebody else like the girl. Nevertheless, this goes back to my rumor where Rihanna likely has a BLACK EYE.
This is the alleged story, y’all from a source so close…I can’t even say anymore.
UPDATE [ty whats_a_grl_2do & spacenaut]
Law enforcement sources have now gotten specific with us... police took pictures of Rihanna's injuries and they are "horrific."
As we reported, the photos show major contusions on both sides of the singer's face -- there is serious swelling and bruising. Her lip is split and her nose bloody. We have now confirmed there are bite marks on one of her arms and on several fingers.
And we now know this... Rihanna claims Brown struck her with his fists and that's what did the damage. There was no object used in the alleged attack.
Rihanna refused treatment at the scene, but before she left cops took photos. We're told the photos alone are "devastating proof of abuse."
And we've learned it was not Rihanna who called 911. Someone in the area heard her screams and called.