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Chris Brown Leaves Philippines After Wait Due to Legal Issue

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    A Philippine official says a plane carrying Chris Brown has taken off from Manila's airport after a legal complaint stranded the Grammy award-winning singer for three days.

    Civil aviation authority spokesman Eric Apolonio said the plane left around 9:30 p.m. local time Friday en route to Hong Kong.

    He performed at a packed concert in Manila on Tuesday, but required an emigration clearance to leave the country because a fraud complaint had been filed against him.

    After he obtained the certificate Friday afternoon, he and about 10 other people walked to the private plane at a hangar. He then had to sit through a three-hour delay at the airport and fly to Hong Kong instead of Macau.

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    He has a scheduled concert in Macau on Friday night.