Chris Brown loves graffiti. His neighbors in the Hollywood Hills don’t appear to share his appreciate for the art form.
The R&B artist has been fined $376 for unpermitted and excessive signage after he posted a mural on a retaining wall outside of his house. The images are of monster-like creators, which are reportedly scaring children in the area. “There are lots of babies, lots of children, and they’re literally frightened,” Patti Negri, president of the Hollywood Dell Civic Assn told the Los Angeles Times. “It’s like devils on the wall — big scary eyes and big scary teeth, and just the whole vibe is not what we’re used to.”
Brown does not agree and took to Twitter to voice his displeasure.
Keep em inside then! It’s art. There are scarier creatures on Harry potter. Get a fucking life!
— Chris Brown(@chrisbrown) May 12, 2013
Chris Brown named his third album, 2009’s Graffiti, and the Virginia native featured elaborate drawings on the album cover for his fourth album, 2011’s F.A.M.E. His next album, X, is slated for a July 16 release.
The artist faces additional and more significant fines if he fails to comply and remove the art from the exterior of his house.
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