Brown’s lawyer Mark Geragos asked Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg for permission for Brown to go on an upcoming world tour.
In a lighter moment during the brief appearance, 23-year-old Brown attempted to address the court at one point, but faced the wrath of his attorney.
“I don’t dance, you don’t talk,” Geragos told Brown, to the amusement of the judge who admitted that she would like to see Brown’s lawyer dance.
According to the Associated Press, the hearing did not address questions raised at a previous hearing about whether the R&B singer had completed the terms of his community labor sentence.
Brown remains on five-years of supervised probation after pleading guilty to felony assault charges stemming from the Feb. 8, 2009 attack on Rihanna.
He is scheduled to return to court Jan. 17.
Despite the court wrangle, Brown and Rihanna have been spotted together in New York recently and infamously exchanged what appeared to be a kiss at the MTV Video Music Awards in September.
As Celebuzz previously reported, the exes were seen kissing at Manhattan’s Griffin nightclub in October.