World News/Sports Grammy award-winning singer Chris Brown waves as he boards a chartered jet at the old Manila Domestic Airport in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines, Friday, July 24, 2015. Brown is preparing to leave the Philippines after a three-day delay due to a fraud complaint against him for a canceled concert last New Year’s Eve. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Published on July 24th, 2015 | by Jerry Doby


Chris Brown leaves Philippines after legal issue

A Philippine official says a plane carrying Chris Brown has taken off from Manila‘s airport after a legal complaint stranded the Grammy award-winning singer for three days.Civil aviation authority spokesman Eric Apolonio said the plane left around 9:30 p.m. local time Friday en route to Hong Kong.He performed at a packed concert in Manila on Tuesday, but required an emigration clearance to leave the country because a fraud complaint had been filed against him.After he obtained the certificate Friday afternoon, he and about 10 other people walked to the private plane at a hangar. He then had to sit through a three-hour delay at the airport and fly to Hong Kong instead of Macau.He has a scheduled concert in Macau on tonight, July 24.

Source: News from The Associated Press

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