*Chris Brown has been tapped to host and perform at a benefit for Haiti next month in his home state of Virginia.
“Virginia Stand Up! A Call to Action” will be held May 15 at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, reports the Associated Press. Other acts on the bill include Trey Songz, Keri Hilson, T-Pain, Mario and Ryan Leslie.
The 20-year-old R&B singer said in a statement Monday he wanted to personally contribute to the Haitian relief effort and support an organization that helps people in Virginia. Proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross and the Central Virginia Foodbank.
Brown was sentenced last year to five years’ probation and six months of community labor after pleading guilty to felony assault. He was charged in an attack on his then-girlfriend Rihanna hours before the 2009 Grammys.