Chris Brown‘s touched down in the USA, less than a week after being arrested overseas for allegedly raping a woman … something he strongly denies, and led him to file a defamation suit.
CB landed in a private jet with his crew at the Van Nuys airport outside L.A. Saturday afternoon. Everyone looked pretty chill after the long flight … and what was surely a turbulent week in Paris.
As we reported … Brown was arrested by French police Monday after a woman claimed she was raped by the singer in his hotel suite. CB was released on his own recognizance without bail hours later, though, and free to leave France … though he stuck around for work.
While the rape case hasn’t been dismissed, we’re told police had big problems with the accuser’s version of events … which factored into their decision to let Brown go.
Chris also has a problem with her accusations, and he’s taken action by filing a defamation suit and criminal case against her Thursday morning.
Antonio Brown clearly ain’t sweatin’ his Pittsburgh issues one bit … ’cause dude was smokin’ stogies with Chad Ochocinco on Friday and saying he’s, “still excited to play the game.”
A.B.’s been surrounded in Steelers drama the last few weeks … fighting with teammates and coaches and looking like he’s on the verge of being traded very soon.
But, if you think Brown’s sweatin’ all that beef … you’re wrong — ’cause dude was chillin’ with Ochocinco for happy hour Friday and sayin’ he’s fired up for his 2019 season already.
“Yes, I’m 31 and I’m still excited to play the game. I’m motivated, inspired, encouraged.”
As for where that season will be played … Steelers owner Art Rooney said Thursday it’d be “hard to envision” seeing it in Pittsburgh.
Does that mean San Francisco, Oakland or even Miami are all possibilities? Perhaps … all A.B.’s sayin’, for now, is he’s willing to listen to anybody that wants him.
“Stay by the phone. My phone line’s open.”
Ya hear that, Shanahan??
Ariana Grande‘s putting a tumultuous week behind her … and getting back to business.
The pop star was spotted at a home in the Hollywood Hills Friday, all glammed up to shoot a music vid. Ariana’s back to her classic look too — a sexy black getup … to go with her long ponytail.
As we’ve reported … it’s been topsy-turvy times lately for Grande. Not long after the release of her massively successful “Thank U, Next” video, she got into it with Kanye West on Twitter and subsequently offended her ex-fiance, Pete Davidson, with a comment about mental health.
After Pete posted an ominous note suggesting he was suicidal, Ariana rushed to check on him at 30 Rock … but he refused to see her.
Dr. Drew suggested she should just stay away from Pete for now … and it looks like that’s what she’s doing.