A woman claiming to be the person at the center of the latest bit of drama in singer Chris Brown's life has come forward to explain the nature of her early Tuesday morning allegations against the pop star. Baylee Curran told TMZ that she and some friends were partying at Brown's southern California mansion when she saw one of Brown's associates holding some jewelry. When she went in for a closer look, the associate "went nuts," TMZ reported, allegedly prompting Brown to tell her to "get the f--- out" before aiming a gun in her direction.
The reigning Miss California Regional 2016 addressed her nearly 5,500 Instagram followers in a video posted to the social media network Tuesday accompanied by the words, "I didn't want this!!!!"
Curran, who is also an Instagram model, told TMZ that she and Brown have socialized on previous occasions and that she was caught off guard by the alleged violent outburst. She said Brown pulled the gun on her around 3 a.m. local time, after which she notified law enforcement, which has been engaged in a standoff of sorts with the singer ever since while swarming his Tarzana estate with squad cars and helicopters hovering above, the local CBS affiliate reported.
The beauty pageant contestant said she thought Brown was either drunk or on drugs, judging from his actions. Brown posted a video to social media hours ago in which the visibly distressed singer vehemently insisted he was innocent.
While members of Brown's entourage have exited the mansion, the singer's status was not immediately clear because he had not emerged. In the video, he said he woke up to the sound of helicopters, which means it is likely he is — or at least was — on the premises when police arrived.
NBC News was broadcasting a live stream of video footage from the scene.
Defense lawyer to the stars, Mark Geragos, was reportedly on the scene and in the home. NBC Los Angeles reported that the LAPD was executing a search warrant in the early afternoon. It was expected that Brown would ultimately formally surrender himself to answer to the charges.
It was immediately unclear if his daughter, Royalty, 2, was at the house during the alleged incident. Earlier this month, Brown was awarded full custody after a lengthy court battle with his daughter's mother, Nia Guzman, Vibe reported.
Brown has been in and out of trouble with the law for violence against women since his 2009 assault on Rihanna, which left the pop star and singer with facial lacerations among other injuries. He was placed on probation, which ended last year. But earlier this year Brown was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department for allegedly assaulting a different woman because she took his photo. Less than two weeks after that, his probation was revoked over his appearance at a nightclub where five people were shot.
It was immediately unclear if he is still on probation.