Controversy has greeted Chris Brown’s arrival in Mombasa following reports that the American singer grabbed a fan’s mobile phone and smashed it on the ground as she was taking pictures.
The incident happened on Saturday morning as the musician was about to board his car at the Moi International Airport.
The singer is in the coastal city to perform in a concert dubbed Mombasa Rocks which goes down on Saturday night at the Mombasa Golf Club.
The concert has been organized by Wale Wasee promoters and will see other artistes performing including Nigeria’s Wizkid and Tanzania’s Ali Kiba also performing.
The American singer who is infamous for his run-ins with the authorities was just weeks ago released from a Los Angeles county jail on $250,000 bail after being arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
The incident brings back to mind a similar incident by Congolese musician Koffi Olomide who was seen viciously kicking one of his female dancers at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.
Koffi was greatly condemned and it ended with him being deported the following day despite a highly publicised show he was to perform at.