Los Angeles, CA

Chris Brown could potentially spend six months in jail for having a pet monkey. According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, the Los Angeles City Attorney is charging Brown with two counts of having a restricted species without a permit.

Brown purchased the pet monkey, Fiji,  in 2017 and shared a video of his then-3-year-old daughter Royalty holding it. The internet quickly pounced on Brown and accused the R&B superstar of putting his child in danger.

Law enforcement sources say someone notified the California Department of Fish and Wildlife that Brown was harboring the animal without a permit. Consequently, the department launched an investigation earlier this year and got a search warrant to raid Brown’s home. Before the raid could commence, Brown voluntarily agreed to surrender Fiji.

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Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, spoke to TMZ on the matter back in January.

“As I leave my office in Downtown L.A. and walk past people sleeping on the street on my way to defend people charged by the City Attorney with selling medical marijuana … now spending taxpayer money on investigating monkey business, this completes the circle on his absurdity,” Geragos said.

Brown is expected in court on February 6.