Ordinarily, the posting on Chris Brown's MySpace page would be routine promotion for a musical artist at the top of his game.
"Vote for Chris on the Kids' Choice Awards 2009," says the message, which includes the balloting links for his two nominated categories. "Thank you for your support."
But these are not ordinary times. On the same day Brown was soliciting awards show support, the 19-year-old R&B star was facing a Superior Court commissioner in Los Angeles after being charged with felonies for allegedly beating girlfriend Rihanna a month ago.
As his legal crisis persists, Brown is attempting to focus on business as usual, even if there's nothing usual at all about his circumstances. In recent days, he has been spotted going to recording studios in California and Florida, plugging away on his third album, due out later this year, which he started before his alleged attack on Rihanna.
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