Before Chris Brown gets back to business—a little play time.
Three days after his release from jail, the embattled R&B star celebrated his much-appreciated freedom at an intimate party held Thursday afternoon at a private residence in Los Angeles, with only his nearest and dearest in attendance.
An eyewitness tells E! News that the 25-year-old Brown looked better than he had in years at the "extremely private" event, "very healthy and focused."
The guests erupted into cheers when Brown made his appearance.
"The music is low, it's more like a BBQ than a party, food is on the grill," our eyewitness added. Brown "seems very happy."
The Grammy winner spent nearly two and a half months behind bars for violating his probation stemming from his 2009 assault conviction for hitting Rihanna.
He copped to the violation and was sentenced May 9 to another 131 days, but he ultimately qualified for early release. Afterward Brown tweeted, "Humbled and Blessed...Back to the Music and the Fans...Thank you GOD."
His probation was extended until Jan. 23, 2015, and he will be required to submit to random drug testing at least three times a week, participate in psychiatric counseling two times a week and attend outpatient therapy at least twice a week. He also must complete whatever remains of the 1,000 additional hours of community service he was given last August when his probation was revoked following a car accident. (Charges related to the crash were later dismissed.)