Chris Brown delayed in leaving Philippines by airport officials over contractual dispute

Singer was due to depart Manila for Hong Kong this morning 

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Chris Brown has been delayed in leaving the Philippines because of a dispute over his contract, the Philippines News Agency (PNA) has claimed.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued an Immigration Lookout Bulletin Order (ILBO) against Brown following requests from Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), according to the state-run agency.

It said a complaint had been raised by the INC against the singer and his promoter after he allegedly failed to appear at a concert at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, in Manila, on New Year’s Eve.

Brown shared pictures on his Instagram account of his performance in Manila on Tuesday evening.

The Associated Press said the 26-year-old was stopped as his private jet prepared to depart from Manila's international airport for another concert in Hong Kong on Wednesday morning, pending clearance from the immigration bureau.

A spokeswoman for the bureau told AP Brown and his promoter would only be prevented from leaving if the DoJ raised objections to their departure.

A spokesperson for Brown told The Independent the incident was a "misunderstanding" that has since been resolved, adding that would Brown would fly to Hong Kong tomorrow .