The Los Angeles Police Department blocked off the entrance to Chris Brown’s Tarzana home Tuesday as officials investigated a report that the singer threatened a woman with a gun. (Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

The Los Angeles Police Department blocked off the entrance to Chris Brown’s Tarzana home Tuesday as officials investigated a report that the singer threatened a woman with a gun. (Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Scoop: Chris Brown arrested for assault with a deadly weapon

Chris Brown is in hot water again — this time for allegedly pulling a gun on a former beauty queen who was visiting his home.

After a crazy standoff, the rapper was arrested Tuesday for assault with a deadly weapon, Los Angeles police detective Meghan Aguilar told USA Today.

TMZ reported that an incident with Baylee Curran, 24, prompted a call to Brown’s Tarzana residence around 3 a.m. Tuesday after the singer allegedly pointed a gun at her.

Curran, who apparently lost her Miss California Regional 2016 title in July due to breach of contract, told TMZ she and a friend were visiting Brown (whom she’d partied with before) and were hanging out in a hot tub before he lost control.

At one point, she went inside, where she saw a diamond cross necklace on display. She told TMZ, “I did not pick it up, I did not touch it, take it or grab it.”

A Brown associate reportedly yelled at her not to touch it before Brown, she reported, brandished a gun and said, “Get the f— out.’”

Shoeless and without her cell phone, she tried to leave, but said Brown’s people tried to get her to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

She did manage to leave, without signing. Then, according to E Online, she ran down the driveway, prompting a neighbor to alert authorities.

Brown wasn’t taken into custody until hours later, after a search warrant was obtained. His lawyer Mark Geragos was called to the scene, and Brown took to social media, complaining he was unfairly being cast a villain.

The Grammy winner has a long history of run-ins with the law, most prominently, pleading guilty to attacking former girlfriend Rihanna.


Here’s the full lineup of pairs competing in “Dancing With the Stars,” which kicks off at 8 p.m. Sept. 12 on ABC.

Note for the uninitiated: The “stars” are listed first, followed by their pro partners: Laurie Hernandez & Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Marilu Henner & Derek Hough, Amber Rose & Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Ryan Lochte & Cheryl Burke, Vanilla Ice & Witney Carson. Calvin Johnson & Lindsay Arnold, Rick Perry & Emma Slater, Maureen McCormick & Artem Chigvintsev, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds & Allison Holker, Jake T. Austin & Jenna Johnson, James Hinchcliffe & Sharna Burgess, Terra Jolé & Sasha Farber, and Jana Kramer & Gleb Savchenko.


On Friday at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, Bay Area acoustic acts Hot Buttered Rum, James Nash, Crary, Evans & Spurgin and more are playing a benefit for local banjo great Bill Evans’ wife Kathy, a kindergarten teacher undergoing treatment for leukemia.


Actor Chris Tucker is 45. … Singer Deborah Gibson is 46. … Singer Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze is 59. … Actor Richard Gere is 67. … Singer Van Morrison is 71.

— Staff, wire reports

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