GRAMMY-WINNING hip-hop star Chris Brown has been cleared to leave the Philippines after being barred temporarily from exiting the country over a row with a powerful religious sect.
THE 26-year-old - who was stuck in Manila for two days - secured an emigration clearance certificate on Friday stating he had no legal obligations in the Southeast Asian country and was free to leave, an immigration spokeswoman said.
In a brief video posted to his official Twitter feed Friday night an exuberant Brown is seen walking towards a plane, apparently headed to his next gig in Macau.
"Manila it was fun, love y'all man," the rapper says. "If you're free to come to Macau - party tonight!"
Brown, who performed to a packed crowd at a Manila arena on Tuesday, was barred from leaving after the politically-connected Christian group Iglesia ni Cristo filed a fraud complaint against him.
The group said it was owed a million-dollar-plus refund after he failed to show up for a concert sponsored by them last year.
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