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Chris Brown blasts Philippines ban reports

R&B star Chris Brown has silenced rumours he has been banned from leaving the Philippines after skipping a New Year's Eve gig (31Dec14).

The Kiss Kiss hitmaker played a concert in the country's capital, Manila, on Tuesday (21Jul15) and reports surfaced in various media outlets claiming he tried to leave for Hong Kong on Wednesday (22Jul15) but was barred by the Philippine Department of Justice.


It was suggested that the promoters of the New Year gig were granted an order to bar Brown from leaving the country until he paid back money he allegedly owed to organisers.


Brown has now taken to Twitter.com to silence the rumours, insisting the situation was merely confusion between talent agent Phil Casey and the Filipino concert promoters.


He writes on the microblogging site, "Don't believe everything you read. It's a misunderstanding between Phil Casey and the promoters. Hopefully this will be resolved shortly."


The confusion comes after Brown was banned from entering Canada in February (15) due to his criminal record.