Chris Brown is an artist and he wants everyone to know it, especially his neighbors.
The singer and visual artist is beefing with his neighbors. According to the Associated Press, he’s upsetting the friendly Hollywood Hills folks with his ‘scary’ wall art (see photo above).
A neighborhood group said the grimacing, sharp-toothed, red-eyed goblins painted along a retaining wall have been scaring children, and is an eyesore to boot, according to the Los Angeles Times.
“There are lots of babies, lots of children, and they’re literally frightened. It’s like devils on the wall – big scary eyes and big scary teeth, and just the whole vibe is not what we’re used to,” Patti Negri, president of the Hollywood Dell Civic Association, told the newspaper.
Despite the ruckus the neighborhood folks are making about the art, Chris should be able to do what he wants with his house right?
Well, according to Los Angeles city ordinances, it’s actually illegal to create murals on private property.
He’s been fined $376 for the unpermitted paintings and ordered to remove them in 30 days.
His attorney Mark Geragos, however, says the singer is not planning to heed to the law, saying it violates his First Amendment rights.
But the neighbors may have it out for him. They’ve filed parking complaints and even called animal control.