An 11th-hour dispute between Chris Brown and prosecutors led to the singer rejecting a plea deal in his misdemeanor assault case that would have meant no jail time or probation for the performer.

That's odd, Brown always seems so agreeable.

The latest chapter in Brown's justice system saga emerged late Wednesday in Washington, D.C., Superior Court, when it was announced Brown had rejected the agreement in which, according to the Washington Post, he would have pleaded guilty to assault for allegedly punching a fan outside the W Hotel in downtown Washington.

Sources told the Washington Post that Brown had agreed to the plea deal earlier in the week, but that about two hours before the start of Wednesday's hearing, his attorneys notified prosecutors that they were rejecting the offer.

"If they want a trial, that's what they're going to get," said Mark J. Geragos, Brown's attorney.

Reportedly, Brown and his legal team objected to the prosecutors' description of the alleged assault, which he was supposed to read during Wednesday's hearing in settling the case.

Prosecutors contend Brown, along with his friend and bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, 35, struck Parker Adams, 25, of Beltsville, Md., after Adams tried to take a picture of himself with the entertainer. Hollosy was found guilty of assault. Brown and Hollosy also face a $1.5 million civil lawsuit filed by Adams.

Brown's attorneys claim Brown and his bodyguard acted in self-defense. Brown's next court appearance has been scheduled for Sept. 8.


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Brown also rejected a plea deal in the same case in January.

Brown was briefly jailed earlier this year when a California judge ruled the singer had violated the terms of his probation from his 2009 assault case on former girlfriend Rihanna. He was released on June 2.