Rapper in the Courtroom
Chris Brown is no stranger to the courtroom. Notorious for his run-in with the law in 2009, when his then-girlfriend Rihanna filed assault charges against him, the 26-year-old singer was in front of a judge again today, this time in Houston.
Brown's ex Nia Guzman of California, filed the case here when she was still living in Houston; thus, bringing the showdown big-as-Texas back to the Bayou City, where it began. The former flames battled it out for joint custody of their 1-year-old daughter, Royalty Riesling, with Brown reportedly coming out the big winner.
According to TMZ, Brown was awarded 50/50 guardianship of the child despite Guzman's request for total custodial rights, and supervised visitation-only by Brown.
Guzman was also seeking an increase in child support from $2,500 to a whopping $15,000 per month. This demand was also denied.
Perhaps the icing on the cake for Brown, who only discovered he fathered his daughter in March, is the gag order issued against the mother of his child. Guzman was all over Twitter and Instagram last month trash-talking the rapper, sparking the tweet below from Brown.
Some men my age run from their responsibility as fathers. I embrace mine. Just sucks that some females use children as meal tickets.— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) August 7, 2015
TMZ originally reported that Brown was a no-show at today’s trial, which garnered a retort from the rapper — social media-style, of course.
Brown called-out the popular celeb-news-oriented website’s error on Instagram, posting a photo with defense attorney Mark Geragos with the caption, “Sorry TMZ, I think u got your info wrong. I've been in the court for the last 2 hours. #ILOVEROYALTY”