Looks like Obama finally answered Chris Brown’s pleas for freedom—the “Loyal” singer has left the Philippines.
Brown’s plane was allowed to take off after being grounded for three days. Elaine Tan—spokeswoman for the Philippines Bureau of Immigration—told a reporter for the Associated Press that Brown had been cleared to leave after receiving a certificate declaring he had no legal obligations.
The R&B singer posted a video on Twitter addressing his departure: “Manila, it was fun, I love y’all, man,” he crowed, adding, “Party tonight! Turn up!”
Brown’s legal troubles stemmed from a debate with Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ), a religious sect, that claimed he made off with their $1 million dollars without performing at a New Year’s Eve show.
In tweets that have since been deleted, but are quoted in The New York Times, Brown offered an explanation. “I have nothing to do with anything going on right now. I came back to Manila to do a make-up show for New Years. I did the show three days ago.”
He continued, “This is a very serious situation and someone needs to be held accountable for mixing my name up in all this. I’ve done nothing wrong.”
Brown is free to continue on his tour, with dates in Israel and Cyprus next week before returning to the U.S. for his “One Hell of a Nite” tour on Aug. 12. But first, he’ll stop in Macau for a gig at Club CUBIC tonight.