*Chris Brown on Wednesday apologized for comments he made a day earlier in which he used the word “gay” as an insult.

As an L.A. police officer was about to give Brown a ticket for being illegally parked Tuesday, Brown accused the paparazzi present of alerting the police.

“Y’all n–gas is weak,” he said. “Did you all call them to try and film me? Y’all n–gas is gay.”

The cop, by the way, decided not to write Brown a ticket. [Click here to watch video of the traffic stop.]

On Wednesday, he tweeted about the incident, writing, “I have total respect for Gay community and my intention was not to insult anyone in it #REALS–T.”

While his use of the N-word didn’t raise an eyebrow, gay rights group the Human Rights Campaign told TMZ his derogatory use of  “gay” is “just plain unacceptable.”

“He irresponsibly neglected to recognize the impact of his words and the unacceptable message that it sends to couple the word gay with negative actions,” the rep added.

This isn’t the first time Brown has used a gay slur. In December, the singer called ex-B2K member Raz B a “homo” and a “d**k in da booty ass lil boy” on Twitter.