HONG KONG (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Grammy award-winning singer Chris Brown was finally allowed to leave the Philippines after a three-day delay due to a fraud complaint against him for a cancelled concert last New Year’s Eve. Brown was in Manila Tuesday for a sold-out concert .
The 26-year-old R&B artist had been stuck in Manila after running afoul of a corporation, run by an influential religious group, Iglesia Ni Cristo, that filed a fraud complaint against him for a cancelled New Year’s Eve gig. He and his Canadian promoter were paid a $1 Million advance for the New Year’s Eve concert.
The delay meant he missed a performance in Hong Kong that was scheduled for Wednesday evening.
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When Brown arrived in Hong Kong Friday, he was not allowed by authorities to disembark from his chartered plane and was asked to leave immediately. Chinese immigration and customs officials barred the American singer from entry because of the missed concert Wednesday night.
Many fans were terribly upset that the Hong Kong gig was cancelled. Although concert ticket purchasers were given refunds, they still complained that the cancellation caused them great irreparable emotional distress. Many took a leave of absence from their day and night jobs just to be able to attend Brown’s concert.
As of this writing, it wasn’t clear whether or not Brown’s plane has left Hong Kong, and if it has, where it was headed.