Chris Brown can't monkey around anymore.
Californian investigators had determined the singer didn't have a permit for the capuchin monkey, named Fiji. Some of Grammy-winning singer's online followers notified the California Department of Fish and Wildlife after he shared on December 6 an Instagram video of his three-year-old daughter Royalty, whom he shares with Nia Guzman, cuddling Fiji.
Last month, the R&B singer faced backlash from people on social media after Chris' 3-year old daughter Royalty was pictured holding the monkey.
Brown reacted with a "chill out" message at the time, TMZ reported.
As for Fiji. she's fine. Agents went to Brown's home January 2 and seized the monkey as evidence, Foy said.More news: Trendy 'Raw Water' Can Reportedly Give You Hepatitis, Other Diseases
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Now, if charged, Brown could face up to six months in jail on a misdemeanor charge for not having a permit.
The city's wildlife department's employee Captain Patrick Foy has said that Chris was not at home when the search on his home in Los Angeles was carried out but his staff handed the primate over to the authorities and he agreed to co-operate with them.
Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, has told TMZ: "As I leave my office in Downtown LA and walk past people sleeping on the street on my way to defend people charged by the City Attorney with selling medical marijuana... now spending taxpayer money on investigating monkey business, this completes the circle on his absurdity".
The case will be forwarded to the Los Angeles City Attorney for the next step of the process but a spokeswomen has confirmed the report has not be turned in yet.
Email and phone message requests for comment from Brown's representatives weren't immediately returned.