“She want that lovey-dovey, that kiss-kiss…” Signing with Jive Records in 2004 and releasing his debut self-titled studio album the following year, Chris Brown found instant success as an R&B, hip hop and pop artist thanks to hits like “Run It,” “Kiss Kiss” and “Forever” topping the Billboard charts. Quickly building his reputation as a platinum-selling recording artist, singer, actor and dancer, the Virginia native made headlines of a different kind in 2009 when he pled guilty to felony assault against his girlfriend, notable singer and fashion icon Rihanna. The assault reportedly took place as the two were on their way to the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles and resulted in five years of probation and six months of community service for the “With You” singer.
Miraculously managing to bounce back from the bad publicity with the release of Graffiti in 2009 and F.A.M.E. in 2011, Brown initially recovered from the setback until trouble came knocking once again and completely overshadowed his talent. Now spending the majority of his time making headlines for bar brawls, parking battles, additional assault charges and failed stints in rehab, the rapper has done little to improve his reputation in the industry despite his albums falling lower and lower on the charts. But, Brown’s trouble doesn’t stop there.
Worth an impressive $30 million at only 27 years old, many thought Brown was finally taking the next step into adulthood and getting his life together when he welcomed his daughter, Royalty, into the world in 2015 and became a homeowner only a few months later. Unfortunately for his new neighbors in the San Fernando Valley’s posh Tarzana community, this wasn’t the case as they saw his wild and party-hard lifestyle firsthand thanks to lights and sirens frequenting the once quiet neighborhood. Before we get ahead of ourselves, however, let’s take a look at Brown’s lavish abode.
Originally listed at $4.495 million, Brown paid $4.35 million for the estate after being instantly drawn to the family-oriented community and the home’s spectacular views of the Santa Monica Mountains. Stretching across an impressive 8,317 square feet and offering more than enough room to accommodate Brown’s notoriously large parties, the home boasts six bedrooms and eight bathrooms with a two-story foyer that opens into the main living space marked by floor-to-ceiling windows and dark hardwood floors contrasted against a neutral color palette.
The perfect home for entertaining, the modern gourmet kitchen is begging for someone to whip up a delicious meal with stainless steel appliances set against white tile flooring and black cabinetry with bar seating and both formal and informal dining areas. Beyond the exquisite master suite that features its own private balcony and a walk-in closet that was formerly a bedroom is the private home theater with a 120-inch screen and 14 reclining chairs that are perfect for Brown to kick back, relax and watch the latest Hollywood blockbuster with 13 of his closest friends.
When he’s not up for a movie, Brown has plenty to do outside with three fire pits, an outdoor living room with a full kitchen, a waterfall and a saltwater swimming pool and spa that has its own island. With enough room to build a basketball or a tennis court in the future, he also has a three-car garage and a motor court that can accommodate an additional 10 cars. How’s that for luxury?
As for security, Brown hasn’t had any trouble keeping an eye on his property thanks to a 16-camera security system. However, it hasn’t been enough to keep the five-time Billboard Music Award-winner out of trouble. With numerous robbery reports over the last year, the most recent incident occurred in August 2016 when a woman called 911 and ran out of the house after Brown allegedly chased her with a gun. Instead of working with the police, Brown engaged in an 11-hour standoff with the Los Angeles Police Department before he finally surrendered to arrest all while claiming that he was the victim of the entire incident.
Released on a $250,000 bail and still claiming his innocence, Brown’s new digs haven’t done much to clean up his lifestyle and make him more family-oriented as even his Tarzana neighbors can’t find anything nice to say about him. “I think he’s a piece of s***,” one neighbor told Radar Online. “He’s rude, first of all. I’ll come walking out with my friends at 12 o’clock. I get home at 12 o’clock from work. He’ll be out there with his stupid little friends and their stupid little cars, revving their engines.” Needless to say, maybe putting all his hopes on a house to launch him into adulthood and learn responsibility is a little too much pressure on a multi-million-dollar home. After all, there’s only so much a great piece of real estate can do for a guy who isn’t ready to make a change.