Troubled singer Chris Brown has to be one of the dumbest ex-cons on the face of the earth, but that’s beside the point.

A paparazzi who works for the photo agency was surprised to spot Brown sitting at a red light in his sport SUV while inhaling what looks like a joint. This is the same Chris Brown who was praised by the judge overseeing his assault case against his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

The photos of Brown smoking what looks like pot have since been removed from X17’s website after threat of a lawsuit from Brown’s attorneys. Other blogs have also deleted the pictures after receiving take down notices from Brown’s attorneys.

But quite a few blogs, mostly urban bloggers, still have the pics up.