Could Chris Brown face jail time for having a pet monkey?

Chris Brown's monkey has got him into hot water with the law and 'could go to jail'

Chris Brown Monkey Business Could Get Him Prosecuted

Chris Brown has a done a pretty good job at staying out of trouble lately but the singer is once again facing problems.

The "Say Goodbye" singer, 28, introduced the capuchin monkey, which he named Fiji, early last month in an Instagram video showing the animal with his 3-year-old daughter, Royalty.

Brown could be hit with criminal charges for illegally owning the exotic animal, which has since been taken away from him following an investigation by the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, TMZ reported.

According to TMZ, the 28-year-old Grammy victor has already voluntarily surrendered his female baby capuchin monkey Fiji, and the case has been turned over to the L.A. City Attorney.

According to TMZ, that's a misdemeanor that could land Chris in jail for up to six months.

Agents executed a search warrant at Brown's home January 2, Foy said, adding that Brown wasn't there but had his employees hand over the monkey in a cage.

As for Fiji. she's fine. However, a source told the site that the monkey belonged to Chris, and not his daughter's.

Chris Brown can't monkey around anymore.

The monkey business comes just after Chris and singer Jacquees, 23, announced they've joined forces for a joint mixtape.

"(N) ow spending taxpayer money on investigating monkey business, this completes the circle on his absurdity", Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, told TMZ.

His longtime lawyer Mark Geragos told the USA gossip site that he could not believe law enforcement officials had dealt with his client so harshly.

The case will be forwarded to the Los Angeles City Attorney for the next step of the process but a spokeswoman has confirmed the report has not be turned in yet.

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