A judge has ordered singer Chris Brown should remain in jail, after it emerged he told a group therapy session that he was “good at using guns and knives."
Brown will be remanded in jail until a probation violation hearing on 23 April following his arrest at a California-based rehab centre on Friday.
Reasons why the 24-year-old was dismissed from the facility were cited in court on Monday.
Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin said rehab officials reported to him that Brown said during a group session: “I am good at using guns and knives” in response to an exercise in which Brown was asked to reflect on things he was good or excelled at.
The facility cited three other violations of its rules, claiming Brown refused to take a drug test, made a statement that alarmed rehab officials, and was seen touching the elbow of a female client.
Brown’s lawyer said that despite initially resisting the drug test, his client eventually took it and passed and said his client had been having “a bad day” at the facility.
"You know — do you have a bad day? I have bad days sometimes," Mark Geragos said outside the courthouse after the hearing.
"Do you say things you'd like to take back? I certainly do. So I don't know that being in a therapeutic session and you're talking about your reflections and you say one sentence means you go to jail? Seems to me to be counterproductive to therapy."
The singer has been under court supervision since pleading guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna in an attack hours before the 2009 Grammy Awards.
In November, he was sentenced to in-patient rehab. His probation over the Rhianna assault had been due to end this year, but was revoked following his arrest on an assault charge in Washington DC. That case is still pending.
Additional reporting by Press Association