Chris Brown has arrived in China after a three-day delay in the
singer had pleaded with authorities to allow him to leave the the
capital Manila in a video he posted on Instagram, in which he got down
on his knees and begged.
He'd been barred from flying out of the south-east Asian country after missing a New Year's Eve concert last year.
"Please, please, let us leave, please," said Brown in the video, which was later taken down.
Brown went down on his knees in what appeared to be his hotel room and ended the clip with a signature back flip.
He later posted a video on Twitter in which it appeared he was preparing to fly out of the country on a private jet.
Elaine Tan, spokeswoman of the Immigration Bureau, told the AP news
agency that Brown has been able to obtain a certificate allowing him to
leave the country.
In his now-deleted Instagram video, the
26-year-old appeared to send a distress signal to US President Barack
Obama after captioning the post: "OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!"
In two Twitter
posts Brown said: "This is a very serious situation and someone needs to
be held accountable for mixing my name up in all this. I've done
"I have nothing to do with anything going on right now. I came back
to Manila to do a make-up show for New Year. I did the show three years
ago," he said.
Brown performed at an arena in Manila on Tuesday and posted an Instagram video of that show.
He's due to play in Macau, China, on Friday night followed by a gig in Ayia Napa on Tuesday.
A gig in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Saturday has been rescheduled "due to safety concerns".
He was held in Manila after he failed to show up on 31 December last
year for a concert sponsored by the indigenous Christian group Iglesia
ni Cristo at its 55,000-seater indoor stadium on the outskirts of the
He reportedly said that he'd lost his passport, so he couldn't travel.
Both Twitter posts were retweeted around 2,000 times minutes after the star uploaded them.
He has more than 14 million followers and 12 million on Instagram.
Brown posted his rant on his Instagram on Thursday as he break-danced, apparently making fun of his situation.
But his tone was more serious on Friday, as he realised it could affect his world tour.
is also scheduled to perform in Israel and Beirut next week before
returning to the US for more concerts, starting in Kansas City on 12
Asked about Brown's case, US embassy spokesman Kurt Hoyer
told the AFP news agency: "The embassy assists its citizens who are in
Philippine immigration officials as well as Brown's promoter and spokeswoman were unavailable for comment on Friday.