Chris Brown Wants Charges Dismissed

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Melissa Goldstein

It's no secret that Chris Brown is less-than-keen about copping to the felony assault charge that's been filed against him for his much-publicized altercation with pop star girlfriend Rihanna.

Last week Brown's legal team was hoping to get the charges reduced. But now reports reveal that Brown is angling to get them dismissed completely, with his lawyers calling for a special court hearing in Los Angeles next week to take care of the matter.

"He will argue it was a misunderstanding between two young people passionately in love," a source told The London Paper.

Brown's lawyers are also expected to argue that the horrific photos of Rihanna's injuries that emerged online will eliminate any chance of a fair trial for Brown.

Meanwhile, despite reports that the pair recently recorded a song together in Los Angeles, a label spokesperson confirmed to People last week that no such track was in the works.

"Chris Brown and Rihanna did not record a duet after the incident," said the source, who also clarified that the confusion may have arisen due to an industry practice used during the development of new material -- in this case, a song that Brown and producer Polow da Don wrote together last year.

"Around August or September of 2008, Chris and Rihanna's vocals were recorded as the reference vocals for this demo only," explained the source. "[But] the song was never conceived or intended to be a duet between them, and was later recorded by other artists."

"Nothing has been recorded by Chris and Rihanna together since February," the source reiterated.

It seems that whole duet thing was one big "misunderstanding."

In related news, rumor has it Rihanna traveled to New York City this weekend to meet with executives about possibly starring in a remake of 1992's Whitney Houston/Kevin Costner flick The Bodyguard.

More on SPIN.com:
>> Chris Brown and Rihanna: The Whole Story
>> Chris Brown "Sorry and Saddened"
>> Is Chris Brown's Career Over?

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