Chris Brown claims Ebola is a 'form of population control'

The rapper shares his conspiracy theory on the lethal virus

Chris Brown has enlightened the world with his thoughts on Ebola.

The rapper says that the lethal virus, which has so far killed over 4,000 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, is not a natural disease.

He instead shared his own conspiracy theory, suggesting that the pandemic has been deliberately manufactured to combat the world’s rising population.

“I don't know ... But I think this Ebola epidemic is a form of population control,” Brown tweeted. “S**t is getting crazy bruh.”

He followed up his musings with another tweet, perhaps acknowledging his comment was ill-advised, which read: “Let me shut my black ass up!”

The rapper was freed from prison in June, after attacking his then girlfriend Rihanna ahead of the 2009 Grammy Awards.

He served 108 days of his 131-day sentence.

The UK government has already announced screening from next week at some airports and Eurostar terminals.

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt also said that call handlers on the NHS non-emergency 111 phone line will try to identify possible Ebola sufferers. People who call the number and report possible symptoms will be asked about their travel history.

Hunt says that he expected “very few” to use the service and the risk in Britain “remains low”.

“But we have to prepare for the situation getting worse,” he said on BBC Breakfast. “And in West Africa now the incidence of Ebola is doubling every three to four weeks.”

“So I want to make sure we are prepared for the fact it is now more likely than not that someone will arrive in the UK with Ebola and one of the most crucial things in that situation is what happens when they make their first contact with the NHS.”

However, his thoughts contrast starkly with those of Boris Johnson, who said on the Andrew Marr Show yesterday that he has “little doubt” that the deadly Ebola virus will come to the UK, and “probably” to London.