As cute as Chris Brown's pet monkey is, it's definitely been attracting some unwanted attention to Chris' life.
TMZ says that the "Don't Judge Me" singer has a pet monkey named Fiji, that was reportedly obtained without a permit.
TMZ goes on to report that a law enforcement insider revealed "several folks notified the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, who opened an investigation".More news: Hundreds protest in Europe and USA in solidarity with Iranian uprising
Brown posted an Instagram video last month of his 3-year-old daughter, Royalty, cuddling with the pet.
The Loyalty singer, 28, isn't the first pop star to get into a spot of monkey trouble, as in 2013 Justin Bieber's own pet capuchin, Mally, was seized by customs officials in Munich, Germany after he failed to produce vaccination and import papers.
Captain Patrick Foy said the clip prompted a half-dozen calls to the wildlife department from concerned people, and that Brown had agreed to cooperate. Agents went to Brown's home January 2 and seized the monkey as evidence, Foy said.More news: Florida House of Representatives passes legislation concerning federal immigration laws
Meanwhile Fiji - whose species is well-versed in the world of entertainment through notable appearances in Pirates of the Caribbean and the sitcom Friends - is being kept at an undisclosed facility.
The case has been turned over to the L.A. city attorney, TMZ reported.
Brown could face a misdemeanor charge carrying a potential six-month jail sentence.More news: Saudi Arabian women allowed into football stadium for the first time
His legal representative, Mark Geragos, stated: 'As I leave my office in Downtown Los Angeles I walk past people sleeping on the streets on my way to defend someone charged by the City Attorney with selling medical marijuana ... and now spending taxpayer money on investigating monkey business - it completes the circle on his absurdity'.