US vocalist Chris Brown has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a woman told police she had been threatened by him with a gun.
“Beauty queen Baylee Curran told the LA Times Mr Brown had pointed the gun at her face after she had been admiring his friend’s jewellery.”
Mr Brown came out from his home after a standoff with police on Tuesday.
Mr Brown’s attorney tweeted that his client was later freed, adding that the accusations were “demonstrably false”.
The singer has several convictions for violence, including a 2009 assault on his girlfriend, pop star Rihanna.
Authorities went following the emergency call early on Tuesday to the home of Mr Brown.
Ms Curran told the LA Times that she and a friend had gone to the house of Mr Brown with a business associate on Monday evening.
She said she was admiring the diamond necklace of a man who had been showing his jewellery off when the man told her to back away and got angry.
Then she says Mr Brown told her to get out, pointed it at her face and pulled out a gun.
“If somebody put a gun to your own head, what would you do? Telephone the authorities,” Ms Curran said on her Instagram accounts, AFP news agency reported.
Once at the sprawling mansion of Mr Brown, police officers had to wait for a judge to approve a search warrant before going indoors to look for a weapon and were allegedly refused entrance.
It wasn’t until the attorney arrived that the vocalist eventually appeared of Mr Brown.
Police said about half a dozen folks had been escorted out of the mansion and would be interviewed.
During the stand-off, Mr Brown posted videos online accusing the police of harassment.
“When you get the warrant for whatever you need to do, you are going to walk right up in here and you’re going to see nothing, you idiots,” he said in one Instagram video, posted to 30m followers.
In another, Mr Brown also voiced support for the Black Lives Issue movement against police violence, saying: “You’re all the worst gang in the world, the police.”