A rumor surfaced late Sunday night that R&B singer Chris Brown was arrested for gun possession after his 2012 BET Awards appearance, but his rep says it was a bogus story.
It all started after Brown’s acceptance of the Best Male R&B Artist and Entertainer Of The Year honors when rumors began circulating that he was carrying a weapon as a precaution given his previous dealings with romantic rival Drake.
Brown was then reportedly arrested and taken to a local police station.
Also, The Inquisitr pointed out that Connecticut-based hip hop radio station Hot 93.7 even tweeted a confirmation of the alleged incident which said, “As it turns out, there’s no truth to the gun-bust story, as a representative for Brown clarified that ‘no arrest happened’ and pointed out that Drake didn’t actually attend the awards show, so there was no chance of an altercation between the two artists.”
In addition the false arrest rumors, Brown’s spokesperson also denied claims that the singer is going to retire from the music industry.
The speculation started after Brown referred to his “Fortune” album as his “last album” during his Best R&B Male Artist acceptance speech at the BET awards show.
“My last album that’s coming out in two days…” Brown said. “I just want to thank all my fans. It’s dedicated to y’all. This one’s for y’all, man, I appreciate everything.”
Chris Brown was instead referring to the last album he had worked on rather than his retirement from the music business, the rep pointed out.