Chris Brown: Police Standoffs, Rejection from Rehab, and America’s Most Hated Pop Star


18-10-2022 • 38 mins

Chris Brown established himself as America’s most hated pop star when he brutally assaulted Rihanna in 2009. But long after the well-publicized attack on his then-girlfriend, Brown’s lengthy criminal record continued to unravel, as he shuffled between different rehab facilities, prison, and the custody of U.S. marshals. His reputed red-hot temper and fighting fists even resulted in a 10-hour police standoff outside of his California mansion—over an alleged charge that might have been one of the few times the troubled R&B singer didn’t actually do anything wrong. This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including domestic violence. To see the full list of contributors, see the show notes at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit