In a series of cryptic tweets, the 24-year-old seemed to suggest that his desire to quit his career as a singer and performer stemmed from his tumultuous relationship with Rihanna.
The recording artist said on Tuesday that he was 'tired of being famous for a mistake' he made when he was 18, referencing the assault charges filed against him by on-off girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
Retiring? Chris Brown announced on Twitter on Tuesday his desire to quit the music industry, pictured in Beverly Hills in July
Brown's five-year probation for the RIhanna assault was revoked by a Los Angeles Court after an alleged hit-and-run in May, bringing his troubled past back into the limelight.
During his Twitter rant on Tuesday, he wrote: 'Don't worry mainstream America. After this X album, it'll probably be my last album.'
Court session: Brown appeared in a Los Angeles County Superior Court in July where a judge revoked his probation for assaulting Rihanna in 2009 due to an alleged hit-and-run incident in May
In 2009 Brown's music was pulled from many radio playlists, in an unofficial ban, due to his criminal charges.
The singer's current legal troubles stem from his hit-and-run incident, where he failed to hand over his driver's license and insurance information following a traffic accident.
Reason to quit: Brown tweeted his frustration over the media attention his 2009 assault charges garnered him
The announcement: The 24-year-old appeared to be saying farewell to music making
A Los Angeles judge revoked probation for Chris Brown stemming from his 2009 assault of then-girfriend Rihanna, the terms of which requires him to stay out of trouble and follow the law.
The next court hearing for the hit-and-run is set for Aug. 15, and he will also have to show up to court for a separate probation hearing, according to Gossip Cop.
Meanwhile, Brown's apparently final studio album X hits stores on August 20.
All the attention: Brown's frustrated twitter missives stem from his tumultuous relationship with on-off girlfriend Rihanna, pictured in Los Angeles in February