Chris Brown appears in court for a probation-violation hearing in Los Angeles Court on May 9, 2014, in Los Angeles.
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Chris Brown is now a free man. The troubled R&B singer has been released from jail, according to TMZ. Brown was sentenced to 131 days on May 9 after he admitted that he violated probation last year.

Brown was originally sentenced to a year, but he was given credit for the 116 days he had already served in jail and rehab. Brown was thrown back into jail after Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin ruled he violated probation in the Rihanna case. Brown could have received the maximum penalty of four years.

But all is not clear in Brown’s legal battles. Within the next couple of months, Brown still has to answer to a Washington, D.C., judge when his assault trial begins. Brown faces a misdemeanor assault charge after being accused of hitting a man outside a hotel in March.

Brown headed to Twitter after his release and left one simple post:

Hopefully Brown keeps his nose clean this time around. 

Yesha Callahan is editor of The Grapevine and a staff writer at The Root. Follow her on Twitter.