Chris Brown appears to have backed down in his ongoing dispute with his Hollywood hills neighbors and local officials by removing controversial graffiti artworks from outside his residence.

The 24 year-old singer sparked complaints from nearby residents over his outdoor murals, which depict colorful monsters on the walls of his property.

Back in May, he was ordered to pay a $376 fine for unpermitted and excessive signage and given 30 days to remove the mural, but Brown remained defiant and lodged an appeal arguing the graffiti is art.

The board of appeals at the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety was set to rule on the battle, but pictures taken on Thursday show workers scrubbing the paint off the wall.

According to, Brown will avoid a fine if inspectors are satisfied the graffiti has been removed.