"Chris Brown has withdrawn from NBA All-Star events," the NBA rep told Us Monday.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.
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