News: Chris Brown Finally Caves In, Loses Hard-Fought Messy Battle
Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 10:35PM
R&B singer Chris Brown is caving in to the pressure and has decided to take down his creepy-looking graffiti goblins after massive backlash from Los Angeles neighbors and the city itself.
According to reports, Chris Breezy is not thinking twice and marking an end to his graffiti stance.
Chris Brown is kissing his precious graffiti monsters goodbye, and while it looks like he lost the war to keep the"art" on his Hollywood Hills home -- Chris is saying it's coming down by his choice ... TMZ has learned. As we previously reported ... Chris has been fighting the city of L.A. since May over the graffiti he plastered on an exterior wall of the house -- even claiming it's protected by the 1st Amendment. After neighbors complained the images were a blight on the block ... the city threatened to slap Chris with a heavy fine -- but today workers slapped a fresh layer of paint on the concrete wall. (TMZ)
Despite giving in, Brown still faces fines if his fix does not satisfy local inspectors.
But sources close to Chris tell TMZ he remains defiant ... and only covered up the painted creatures because he wanted to -- NOT because of the city's threats. Whatever the reason, the LA Building Department of Safety says if its inspectors are satisfied the graffiti is covered tomorrow ... Chris will not be fined. It's unclear if Chris plans to put up something new. So ... case closed? (TMZ)
Renowned graffiti artist Alan Ket recently spoke to SOHH about the singer's headline-generating artwork and the backlash it has received.
"I think the Chris Brown graffiti thing is ridiculous for a couple reasons. It's ridiculous that he's being harassed because it's his own property. He should be able to do what he wants because it's his own property. I guess different towns have their own regulations but I just think it's ridiculous from that perspective, from a legal perspective. From an aesthetic perspective, what he's doing is not so good. It doesn't have high, artistic merit, so to speak, or exhibit great, technical skill or great artistic ability. It's pretty mediocre but that's just how I see it. I don't think this has anything to do with [the graffiti culture] at all. It's just a guy who is a backpainter who painted in front of his house with some wacky cartoons. It has nothing to do with graffiti culture, it has nothing to do with tagging or any of the movement or even the ideas that come to mind when you think of graffiti. You don't necessary think of bad cartoons." (SOHH)
In May, Breezy hopped onto Twitter to go off on his neighbors over the dispute.
Keep em inside then! It's art. There are scarier creatures on Harry potter. Get a f*cking life!," he tweeted May 12th.
""Lords of dogtown"is how I live my life. #Free ima paint until my hands fall off." (Chris Brown's Twitter)