Chris Brown Fighting Neighbors Over Monster Murals
Look at Chris Brown now. The controversial singer has kept a low profile over the past few months while prepping his new album, X, but his Los Angeles neighbors are taking issue with his choice of outdoor art.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Brown’s neighbors are upset with him for a series of murals on the walls outside his Hollywood Hills home. These people claim that the artwork, which depict brightly-colored, deformed monsters with sharp fangs, are both scaring young children in the area and are general eyesores in the community.
“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,” Patti Negri, president of the Hollywood Dell Civic Association, said. of the murals.
In response, Los Angeles city code officials have cited the pop star for unpermitted and excessive signage. The charge holds that he must remove the monsters within 30 days, lest he face fines that start at $376 but will rise until the art is gone.
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