Chris Brown
Chris Brown was stopped from leaving the Philippines on his private plane because of a complaint over a cancelled New Year’s Eve concert Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

Hip hop star Chris Brown has been allowed to leave the Philippines.

The singer was banned from leaving the country after he became embroiled in a legal dispute midst fraud allegations.

The complaint was brought by the indigenous Christian group Iglesia ni Cristo, which claimed the star failed to appear at a New Year's Eve show for which they had paid $1m in full.

In a rant on social media the 26-year-old singer denied the charges of fraud, claiming he was unaware of accusations that he breached terms when he cancelled a concert in the country six months ago.

In a Twitter post, Brown said: "I have nothing to do with anything going on right now. I came back to Manila to do a make-up show for New Years. I did the show three days ago."

In another, he added: "This is a very serious situation and someone needs to be held accountable for mixing my name up in all this. I've done nothing wrong!!!"

In a dramatic video on Instagram, the Ayo singer gets down on his knees and pleads to be allowed to leave.

Appealing to the US President he wrote: "Please, please, let us leave, please," in the video, captioned 'OBAMA!!!!!!"

An immigration bureau spokeswoman has now confirmed that Brown has been issued with a certificate permitting him to leave the country.

She said the performer had obtained the departure clearance at a satellite office. Brown and his 10-strong entourage were later seen boarding a waiting private jet at a Manila airport

However, the matter isn't resolved, as Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said state prosecutors will in due course, summon Brown for a preliminary investigation into the complaint.

Charges will be brought if prosecutors find probable cause to charge the singer and his promoter.

"What is important at this point is for him to know that there are criminal proceedings against him at the preliminary investigation level," Ms De Lima said.

As a result of the delay, Brown missed a concert in Hong Kong, but, posting another video confirmed he is set to perform in Macau tonight. (24 July)