The singer was taken to the inmate reception center in downtown Los Angeles, where he was being booked into jail, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Parker said.
The warrant was issued for a probation violation related to his 2009 conviction in the assault on Rihanna, authorities said.
Brown was “cooperative” when deputies arrested him in Malibu about 2 p.m. Friday, according to a statement released by the sheriff’s department.
He is being held without bail.