Chris Brown leaves the Philippines

Posted at 7:19 PM, Jul 24, 2015

MANILA, Philippines — Singer Chris Brown left the Philippines on Friday after a contract dispute initially prevented him from departing the country.

The 26-year-old singer headed out for Hong Kong at 9:30 p.m. local time, Eric Apolinario, a spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, told CNN.

A video posted to Brown’s Twitter account seemed to corroborate the departure.

“Manila, it was fun. I love y’all man,” the singer said in the video.

The Philippine Department of Justice said it issued an order earlier this week to prevent Brown from leaving the country over a contract dispute.

Before leaving the Philippines, Brown protested that he had nothing to do with the contract dispute.

“This is a very serious situation and someone needs to be held accountable for mixing my name up in all this,” the award-winning musician tweeted Friday. “I’ve done nothing wrong!!!”

The contract dispute in question involved a New Year’s Eve concert he failed to perform.

“I have nothing to do with anything going on right now,” Brown tweeted. “I came back to Manila to do a make up show for New Years.”

Both the tweets he posted were deleted prior to his exit from the country.

Brown is scheduled to appear Friday night in Macau. Tickets are almost $600.