News: Chris Brown Catches Big Break After Failing Drug Test In Rihanna Case

Monday, Sep 24, 2012 10:34PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

R&B star Chris Brown reportedly caught a huge break today (September 24) after appearing in a courtroom and failing a drug test in relation to his 2009 Rihanna case.

According to reports, Chris Breezy did not suffer any major consequences despite having marijuana show up in his test.

Chris Brown tested positive for marijuana recently in Virginia, where smoking weed is illegal, but the judge said she would NOT revoke his probation. Chris was just in court for a probation progress report hearing in his felony battery of Rihanna -- and according to probation report docs ... Brown failed a drug test on June 18 in Virginia, where he was fulfilling his court ordered community service. According to probation report, Chris told his probation officer he had smoked weed in California -- where he has a medical marijuana prescription -- and then failed the test in Virginia, where weed is illegal ... prescription or no prescription. (TMZ)

Rather than severely punish Brown, the judge reminded him to be a good law-abiding citizen.

Judge Patricia Schnegg said she never ordered Brown to undergo mandatory drug testing as part of his probation, so she cut him a break ... this time ... letting him off with a stern reminder to obey all laws. Schnegg also ordered Brown's entire case moved back to California because that's where he lives now. Judge Schnegg also ordered Brown to meet with his probation officer within 72 hours to sort out a discrepancy in community service hours -- prosecutors say he had 121 hours left to complete as of August 15th, but Chris' attorney, Mark Geragos insists he has less than that on his tab. (TMZ)

Recently, Brown caught heat after getting a Rihanna-looking tattoo on his neck.

Chris Brown's latest piece of ink has been the subject of lots of speculation on Tuesday (September 11) and had some fans wondering just what Brown's latest tattoo is supposed to resemble. The ink on Brown's neck is of a woman's face with strange markings on it. Brown's rep has issued a statement to respond to the allegations that the image is of his pop star ex, Rihanna. "His tattoo is a sugar skull [associated with the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead] and a MAC cosmetics design he saw," the rep tells TMZ. "It is not Rihanna or an abused woman as erroneously reported." The photo of the tat in question was taken in Las Vegas over Labor Day weekend, but it managed to go under the radar until now. (MTV)

The former couple made headlines after locking lips at this month's annual Video Music Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

Are Rihanna and Chris Brown confirming a rekindled romance? The two pop stars shared a kiss on Sept. 6 during the MTV Video Music Awards -- in front of the entire crowd. There's certainly no shame in that lip lock! We certainly know that Rihanna wanted Chris at the awards show. A friend of Chris told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY, "He knows Rihanna will be there. She texted him on [Sept. 4] and told him 'do what you want to and get ya a** there -- I want to see you.' He was hyped and was like, 'man f**k that, I'm going.'" (Hollywood Life)

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