Chris Brown Has A Baby & Apparently He's Been A Father For A While — REPORT

Welp, this is shocking. According to a report from TMZ, Chris Brown may actually be the father of a 9-month-old baby, and, apparently, the news has been known to Brown for a while. Of course, this is completely different news than we're used to hearing about Brown — usually it regards his criminal record and gross, violent tendencies — so let's take a look at the facts, courtesy of TMZ:

The baby's mother is a 31-year-old former model named Nia -- who we're told has known Chris for several years.Sources connected to both Nia and Chris tell us they are on very good terms -- however they're not together romantically. We're told 25-year-old Chris is happy about being a father.

Considering this news is from TMZ — which, despite the amount of news they do manage to get right, is still a gossip site — it's probably worth taking this rumor with big, fat grain of salt. To their credit, though, TMZ did include a photo of the child, noting that the 9 month old does look similar to Brown.

Additionally, TMZ notes that no child support plan is in place, and that the "informal terms" of the parental arrangement between Brown and the child's mother, Nia, is unknown.

As of now, there's been no comment about the rumors from Brown.