Chris Brown loses TV role due to 'anger issues'
Chris Brown was reportedly blocked from having a role in 'Power' because of his "anger issues".
The 27-year-old singer - who was arrested and charged on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on Tuesday (30.08.16) - had been promised a part in the Starz show by his friend 50 Cent, but network executives put a stop to his casting because of his reputation.
A source told the New York Post newspaper: "50 promised Chris a big role on 'Power,' playing a drug dealer. But 50 didn't consult the network first, and execs were not happy when they found out about it..
"The network insisted that Chris' casting was not going to happen, because of fears about his anger issues. There was a big blowup, and they had to tell Chris he was not going to get the role. The news was delivered to him early Monday. He was livid."
50 - whose produces 'Power' - recently defended the 'Fine China' hitmaker following his arrest after a lengthy stand-off with police outside his home.
Model Baylee Curran had claimed Chris pulled a gun on her while she was admiring a diamond necklace in the early hours of the morning, prompting the visit from law enforcement.
The 'Yeah 3x' singer has maintained he is innocent and 50 hit out at the public nature of his arrest, as many TV networks had filmed the police waiting outside for 11 hours until they obtained a search warrant.
He wrote on Instagram: "That's my boy. I watched him come up, a lot of the s - - t he go threw is crazy to me . . . If someone calls 911 and says you pulled a gun on them in your house, are the police coming to creat [sic] a bunker at the end of your drive way for 11 hours to wait for a search warrant? Then live stream it, This must be VIP Treatment. SMH.(sic)"
Despite executives' reservations, 50 - whose real name is Curtis Jackson - is still determined to get his pal on his show.
He said: "Tune into 'Power' next season, because you will see Chris Brown."