It seems that Chris has managed to bring about his latest supposed spat with the law in California, as he's not exactly been shy about publicising the fact he owns a monkey.
TMZ goes on to report that a law enforcement insider revealed "several folks notified the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, who opened an investigation".
The "Say Goodbye" singer, 28, introduced the capuchin monkey, which he named Fiji, early last month in an Instagram video showing the animal with his 3-year-old daughter, Royalty.
According to TMZ, the 28-year-old Grammy victor has already voluntarily surrendered his female baby capuchin monkey Fiji, and the case has been turned over to the L.A. City Attorney.
Fiji was sent to an undisclosed facility, while the case has been turned over to the L.A. city attorney. "Immediately we had half a dozen or so phone calls".
According to TMZ, Chris Brown didn't get a permit for the capuchin monkey, which caused authorities took out an official search warrant.
Under California law, it is illegal to keep certain exotic species, including monkeys, poisonous snakes, lizards and other unsafe animals, without a permit. "I imagine it will be filed soon".
He may now face a misdemeanour charge, which carries a potential six-month prison sentence. The singer could face time behind bars and criminal charges for not obtaining a permit for his pet monkey, according to TMZ.
Brown's attorney Mark Geragos has since said he thought it was "absurd" of the City Attorney to 'spend taxpayer money on investigating monkey business'.
Brown's attorney told us they are "confident nothing will come of this".