Chris Brown, 27, was stopped from a potential physical altercation by police at a charity basketball game on the anniversary of 9/11 (video below).
The singer got into such a heated argument with someone in the stands that the cops were called in to intervene before the situation escalated any further.
The incident occurred at the Power 106 Celebrity Basketball Game at USC, reports TMZ.
Video footage shows Brown becoming visibly upset as he leans over the bench seats to argue with a spectator.
The music was too loud to make out exactly what words were exchanged, but USC cops can be heard saying, “ I don’t care who’s here, get it straight.”
Brown walked away twice but came back moments later each time to continue the quarrel, according to the Daily Mail.
At one point, the R&B singer was encircled by cops as he tried to explain the situation.
Brown has become the latest high-profile star to join Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest against police brutality and racial inequality in America.
Before the basketball game, Brown did not observe the anthem. Instead, Brown laughed with friends as he sat during the song’s performance.
The anthem was sung by R&B singer Tank, who asked the audience to stand “in the wake of 9/11” and in respect for those who lost their lives in the September 2011 terrorist attacks.
However, Brown applauded Tank at the end for his effort.
Brown was arrested just last week after a standoff with police officers at his Tarzana home over allegations he threatened a woman with a gun.
During the event, Brown posted videos on social media in which he denounced the police and said he was being unfairly demonized.