CHRIS Brown fears he could become the victim of a 'hit'.
The 'Loyal' hitmaker was recently at a club in San Jose, California, where five people were wounded while he was performing and has already taken to cancelling a number of gigs at venues he decided are "too hood".
Chris, 25, has increased his personal security over fears for his safety, with a friend revealing: "Chris is convinced he has been targeted by gang members who wouldn't hesitate to gun him down."
What's more, Chris is facing the possibility of a prison sentence after Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Brandlin recently revoked his probation over his attack on Rihanna in 2009.
The hip-hop star will be sentenced in March for failing to complete his community service in time and also failing to notify the court that he was going out of the state to attend a recent gig.
His friend told the Daily Star newspaper: "He's petrified of serving any time because the street hoods he most fears have tentacles all the way into LA County Jail.
"Chris won't take a step any more without at least two minders in tow."