Chris Brown’s formal sentencing in an L.A. court this afternoon brings his experience with the criminal justice system to a symbolic end of sorts. Per the terms he agreed to when he pleaded guilty this June to felony assault of his former girlfriend Rihanna, Brown will now serve 1,400 hours of “labor-oriented” community service in Virginia as well as five years of supervised probation.

Now begins the next chapter in Brown’s career, distasteful as it may seem to many. But is his audience ready to move on? Was justice for the extremely serious act of violence he committed served with today’s sentencing? Even after he’s picked up his last piece of trash and attended his last court-ordered domestic violence counseling session, will it feel okay to listen to new music from Brown? His label has said nothing about any upcoming projects, yet these are questions that will need to be answered sooner or later. Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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