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Chris Brown Goes To Rehab... For Anger Management

Chris Brown at a performance in September (Getty Images)
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After getting arrested outside a D.C. hotel this past weekend, singer Chris Brown has checked into rehab facility in Malibu, for anger management.

Brown's latest brush with the law, which saw him charged with assault (and accused of using a slur), in the nation's capital has very real repercussions in Los Angeles: He could be found in violation of his probation related to beating then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, which would have him facing prison time. According to TMZ, "We've learned the L.A. County probation department is going full bore in its investigation to determine if Brown violated his probation."

His representative said, "Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility. His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point.” TMZ notes that his attorney Mark Geragos, along with Brown's mother and girlfriend Karreuche Tran, dropped him off at the rehab center. Brown Tweeted yesterday:

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As for the incident in DC, some reports say that Brown attacked a man who tried to photobomb a picture with some female fans, while Brown's camp says some fans tried to get on his tour bus and an altercation ensued. His D.C. attorney said that Brown's security "acted to protect Mr. Brown and his property, as he is authorized to do under D.C. law. We are confident that Mr. Brown will be exonerated of any wrongdoing."