Chris Brown Finally Leaves the Philippines

His stopover was extended 3 days over fraud complaint
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 24, 2015 9:32 AM CDT
Chris Brown Finally Leaves the Philippines
Grammy award-winning singer Chris Brown boards a chartered jet at the old Manila Domestic Airport in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines, Friday, July 24, 2015.   (Bullit Marquez)

A Philippine official says a private plane carrying Chris Brown has taken off from Manila's airport after a legal complaint stranded the singer for three days. A civil aviation authority rep says the plane left around 9:30pm local time today en route to Hong Kong. Brown 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, he sat through a three-hour delay at the airport. He has a scheduled concert in Macau tonight. (Read more Chris Brown stories.)

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