Chris Brown doing his community labor in Richmond, Virginia (September 16th 2009)

Chris Brown began the first 180 days of his community labor Wednesday (Sep 16) in his home state of Virginia. The pop star is pictured here pulling weeds and doing some cleaning on the side of the road.

Dressed in black jeans, a white tank top, a red baseball hat, heavy-duty work gloves and an orange-and-yellow traffic-safety vest, Brown toiled under the Virginia sun as police looked on. Brown slashed at weeds and tree branches, pausing to pick dirt from his metal tool and acknowledge reporters gathered to observe his day. At one point, he carried a section of metal fencing and tossed it away. Extra security has been required to supervise the celebrity, but Gene Lepley, a spokesman for the Richmond Police, said that the costs are being tabulated, and Brown will be responsible for the entire bill.


Brown was sentenced to 6 months of community labor, not to be confused with community “service,” after he plead guilty to assault against his former girlfriend Rihanna. He’ll also be on probation for the next five years, will have to have an entire year of domestic violence counseling and must stay away from Rihanna from the duration of his probation.

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