Chris Brown explodes in anger over a $10 valet parking service charge in a scene caught on film in L.A. The musician, known for his chronic anger management issues that first made headlines when he brutally assaulted girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, was leaving a charity event at the PINZ bowling alley in Studio City when his notorious temper was triggered once again.
So what's the reason Chris Brown explodes in the clip? A valet had the nerve to ask the musician for the $10 parking fee required to retrieve his car.
As seen in the video, the valet tells brown that he can't give the singer his car without the $10 fee. The singer's entourage quickly surrounds the parking attendant as Brown steps uncomfortably close to the valet attendant and starts threatening him. "Gimme my keys," Brown commands as the attendant requests the fee. "F*ck ten dollars. Gimme my keys. We gonna turn this whole spot up, I promise you..."
A member of Brown's crew tries to ease the tension during the incident, assuring the singer, "We got the money ... don't worry about it." But that isn't enough to stop this singer's temper, and Chris Brown explodes again as his crew moves him away. He shouts another angry remark at the minimum-wage worker -- it sounds like "Funk *ss $10" -- before he and his army drive off.
Sources tell TMZ that the reason Chris Brown explodes in the video is that he was only in the event for thirty minutes and felt that the valet was trying to rip him off.
Chris Brown has been haunted by his reputation for anger and violence since that horrifying incident in 2009 when he brutally assaulted Rihanna. The incident resulted in a restraining order against Brown, and a heartbreaking leaked photo of Rihanna's battered face caused a media circus that he later blamed for their split.
Rihanna and Chris Brown have recently rekindled their relationship, much to the dismay and disapproval of fans who remain unconvinced that Brown has made amends and conquered his anger issues. Though Brown has complained repeatedly that the media and "haters" need to let go of the past and give him a chance to redeem himself, this isn't the first time he has exploded in public since the night he assaulted Rihanna.
In 2011, he lost his temper during a Good Morning America interview and ended up breaking a window in the studio and storming out of the building shirtless. Brown has also come under fire for violating probation and failing to meet the community service requirements laid out in his sentence for the 2009 assault.
As Chris Brown explodes again, fans and critics have all the more reason to doubt that the singer has conquered the anger issues and violent impulses that ended so badly for Rihanna. Now that the two are back together, all we can do is hope that when Chris Brown explodes, it doesn't escalate to physical violence.