Chris Brown told his Twitter followers that he is retiring from making music after his sixth studio album X comes out later this month.
In a series of cryptic tweets, the 24-year-old seemed to suggest that his desire to quit his career as a singer and performer stemmed from his tumultuous relationship with Rihanna.
The recording artist said on Tuesday that he was ‘tired of being famous for a mistake’ he made when he was 18, referencing the assault charges filed against him by on-off girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
Retiring? Chris Brown announced on Twitter on Tuesday his desire to quit the music industry, pictured in Beverly Hills in July
The R&B singer appeared to announce his retirement amidst a flurry of media attention on his assault charges from four years ago due to his latest run-in with the law.
During his Twitter rant on Tuesday, he wrote: ‘Don’t worry mainstream America. After this X album, it’ll probably be my last album.’
Court session: Brown appeared in a Los Angeles County Superior Court in July where a judge revoked his probation for assaulting Rihanna in 2009 due to an alleged hit-and-run incident in May
And then in what appeared to be an overt reference to the Rihanna assault he tweeted: ‘Being famous is amazing when it’s for ur music and talent. I’m tired of being famous for a mistake I made when i was 18. I’m cool & over it!’
In 2009 Brown’s music was pulled from many radio playlists, in an unofficial ban, due to his criminal charges.
The singer’s current legal troubles stem from his hit-and-run incident, where he failed to hand over his driver’s license and insurance information following a traffic accident.
Reason to quit: Brown tweeted his frustration over the media attention his 2009 assault charges garnered him
The announcement: The 24-year-old appeared to be saying farewell to music making
A Los Angeles judge revoked probation for Chris Brown stemming from his 2009 assault of then-girfriend Rihanna, the terms of which requires him to stay out of trouble and follow the law.
The next court hearing for the hit-and-run is set for Aug. 15, and he will also have to show up to court for a separate probation hearing, according to Gossip Cop.
Meanwhile, Brown’s apparently final studio album X hits stores on August 20.
All the attention: Brown’s frustrated twitter missives stem from his tumultuous relationship with on-off girlfriend Rihanna, pictured in Los Angeles in February
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