Chris Brown is scared for his life.
A report in the new edition of In Touch Weekly magazine says that Brown, who is accused of beating his superstar girlfriend Rihanna, has been receiving death threats since a photograph of pop princess' battered face surfaced last week.
"Chris is scared," a source told In Touch. "Not only has he probably lost his career and his girlfriend, but he's also fearing for his security and his life.
"The photo was the last straw. The threats started pouring in the moment that appeared."
Brown was charged with suspicion of making criminal threats after an alleged altercation with his songstress girlfriend on February 7. More charges could be pending.
The magazine reports that Brown has hired bodyguards and that he remains in seclusion in Los Angeles. Tuesday reports surfaced that Brown was taking anger management classes.
Brown, who had numerous endorsement deals pulled and appearances canceled after news of the alleged attack surfaced may be looking express a conciliatory public image.
"He faces criminal charges and possible jail time, but he's going to have to deal with Rihanna's legion of fans and her close-knit friends in the industry," a source told In Touch.