R&B singer Chris Brown has apparently grown weary of fearing for his life when performing at certain venues, as the artist has reportedly informed his management not to book him for anymore events at locations he deems “too hood.”
An inside source spoke to TMZ about the decision, who is now reporting the singer called an emergency meeting after Friday night’s show in San Jose, where five people were hit by gunfire as Brown performed his single, “Loyal.”
In the meeting, the singer reportedly instructed his management team to cancel all shows booked at venues with a history of violence and/or security issues.
As previously reported, the weekend shooting, which was caught on video, happened around 1:20 a.m. PST as Brown performed to a special VIP crowd for a birthday event. San Jose’s Mercury News revealed that five people were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds, with all expected to survive.
The singer responded to a fan on Instagram after the shooting who ridiculed him for escaping the chaotic scene. “This ain’t no western,” Brown wrote. “What idiot u know gonna stand there and get shot … Bullets ain’t got no name especially when u got random n—as being n—as fighting in the club. Our society is f–ked up in the head and needs leaders.”
Aside from the San Jose incident, other acts of violence have been known to occur at events hosted by Brown. Back in September, Death Row Records founder Suge Knight was shot during Brown’s Video Music Awards pre-party at a club in Hollywood.
Also in September, a man was stabbed following a Brown performance at a separate after party, which was hosted by hip-hop’s artists, Lil Wayne and Drake.