The 40-year-old R&B star's friends were reportedly angered by his young next door neighbour skateboarding outside his home.

Six men allegedly came out to confront the youth, who they believed was on Brandon's property, sparking a heated argument involving his mother and her husband.

According to editors at TMZ.com, the woman claims six people came out of the Let's Get Married singer's house and "began to pummel" her before her partner intervened.

The gossip site reports that as a result of the alleged altercation, a court granted the woman's request for a restraining order, meaning Brandon must remain at least 25 feet (7.6 metres) away from the neighbour at all times.

The woman is reportedly staying in a hotel after the alleged attack.