Chris Brown is begging for help from the one man he knows can get the job done: President Obama! He’s still stuck in the Philippines, and desperate to get out of detainment!
Chris Brown, 26, has been stuck in Philippines since July 22, when the government detained him at the airport citing his failure to show up to a concert scheduled on New Years Eve, 2014. The problem? Chris still took home the $1 million fee for performing, and they’d like him to pay it back — he won’t be able to fly home until he does! Still stuck in the Manila airport, Chris took to Instagram with a video begging President Obama for help getting back to the United States!
Though the content of Chris’ Instagram video doesn’t exactly spell it out, it’s clear from his caption who the clip is directed to: President Obama. “OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” he wrote, accompanied by the video of Chris pleading, his hands in prayer position, to get out of the Philippines and safely back into the United States — before doing a backflip in what appears to be a hotel room. Not the most conventional way to ask for help, but it’s got our attention!
President Obama probably can’t do much here, but it’s worth a shot. Chris performed in Manila on July 21 to a packed-out crowd, and attempted to fly to Hong Kong on the morning of July 22 for the next stop on his world tour. He was stopped by Immigrations officials for his alleged failure to pay back concert promoters affiliated with the Church of Christ in the Philippines, for a show he was supposed to perform on New Years Eve — but never did!
They wanted their $1 million back, and filed a fraud complaint with the Philippine Department of Justice, which barred Chris from leaving the country. If he wants to leave, it’s to the tune of that million bucks!
Making things more confusing was a previous statement from Chris’ reps, who told HollywoodLife.com that it was all a “misunderstanding,” and that Chris was already on his way to Hong Kong. They apparently had the wrong information, as Chris’ plane was stopped while he was still literally on the runway. Awful!
No charges have been filed against Chris yet, according to the Immigration Bureau’s spokeswoman Elaine Tan. But Chris hasn’t applied for the clearance required to leave the country! Chris, get yourself out of there!
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— Samantha Wilson