Grammy award winning artist Chris brown just can’t seem to catch a break. Brown’s neighbors are unhappy with the star because of the artwork he’s chosen to pain alongside the curb of his Hollywood Hills home. Patti Negri, president of the Hollywood Dell Civic Association, told the Los Angeles Time that the grimacing, sharp-toothed, red-eyed goblins Brown has painted are an eyesore, and scaring the local kids as well.
“There are lots of babies, lots of children, and they’re literally frightened. It’s like devils on the wall — big scary eyes and big scary teeth, and just the whole vibe is not what we’re used to,” said Patti Negri. L.A. city code officials issued Brown a $376 ticket for unpermitted and excessive signage. Under L.A. city ordinances, it is illegal to create murals on most private properties.
Brown has been ordered him to remove the goblin paintings within 30 days, but his attorney Mark Geragos said the musician is not backing down. “They are trying to suspend the First Amendment,” Geragos said.