Chris Brown has been ordered by a Los Angeles judge to give up the rights for his former pet capuchin named Fiji.
The “Forever” singer struck a deal with Los Angeles District Attorney’s office to enter a diversion program and avoid jail time in the case.
Brown faced six months in jail after he was charged with two misdemeanours for buying Fiji without a permit in the fall of 2017.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife launched an investigation after Brown posted pictures of his daughter Royalty with the animal — considered a “restricted species” — in early 2018.
Brown quickly gave up his pet primate, but now must pay $35,000 to the facility where Fiji is housed. The musician also cannot break any laws for a six-month span.
According to reports, Brown had wanted the exotic pet because Michael Jackson had a chimp named Bubbles. The controversial singer recently angered fans with a comment on ex Rihanna’s Instagram.
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