Chris Brown In Court After Testing Positive For Cannabis

The R&B superstar Chris Brown who has the moves of Michael Jackson but a girlfriend-abusing past is in court again after testing positive for cannabis.

Brown tested positive for cannabis in June in Virginia, where he was conducting community service for abuse charges of his then girlfriend superstar Rihanna in 2009, according to NME.  Brown was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community service after pleading guilty to criminal assault for beating Rihanna in a car the night of the 2009 Grammy Awards.  Rihanna’s photographs quickly spread showing her badly bruised and cut face.

Despite public disfavor, Brown has continued to have a successful music career and he and Rihanna were filmed kissing at the MTV Music Awards weeks ago.

Brown was forced to attend Los Angeles Superior Court this week so Judge Patricia Schnegg could determine whether Brown had violated probationary terms after using cannabis.

Brown had produced a medical marijuana card for use in California, but not in Virginia where he was tested.

Schnegg scolded Brown for his behavior.

“You are not an ordinary person who can sit in your living room and do whatever you want to do,” she said to a nodding Chris Brown.  “More importantly, a lot of people look up to you, a lot of kids. What you do and what you say impacts a lot of people.”

Although compulsory drug tests are not a condition of Brown’s probation, Schnegg set a Nov. 1 hearing to determine whether Brown has violated his probation.  She will also decide whether Brown broke probationary travel restrictions and fulfillment of his community service.

Meanwhile in the UK, Brown’s albums have been labeled with stickers asking patrons not to purchase his work as he “beats women.”