Chris Brown Arrested for Felony Assault in D.C.; Singer in Custody, Gay Slur Involved

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Chris Brown has been arrested for felony assault. Insiders tell TMZ that an incident took place around 4:30 a.m. in Washington D.C., as Brown allegedly got into a fight with a man outside the W Hotel and started punching him repeatedly.

It is not believed that the singer was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time.

As of this writing, the 24-year-old R&B star is in police custody, while the victim is being treated for injuries at a local hospital.

The artist, of course, remains under probation for his felony beating of Rihanna in 2009 and this arrest may be grounds for a violation of those terms. If so, he could be sentenced for at least four years in prison.

Prior to the altercation, Breezy – who claims he’s a beast at sex – had been hosting a party at a nightclub nearby.

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UPDATE: According to reports, a woman approached Chris Brown in front of the W Hotel and asked to take a picture with him. The singer obliged.

However, just as the picture was about to be taken, two men rushed over to get in the photo. It’s unclear why, but the situation quickly turned violent.

The star allegedly, said, “I’m not into this gay s–t, I’m into boxing,” and hit the alleged victim in the face. Reports say the man Chris hit never threw a punch.