Chris Brown scored a win on the 2022 American Music Awards shortly after slamming the present for allegedly reducing his deliberate tribute to Michael Jackson.
Through the dwell awards present on the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20, Kelly Rowland introduced Brown’s win for Favourite Male R&B Artist.
“Chris Brown just isn’t right here tonight, so I’m accepting this award on his behalf. Excuse me. Relax,” the Future’s Youngster member, 41, instructed the group as they began booing the absent winner, 33. “However I need to inform Chris — thanks a lot for making nice R&B music. And I need to inform him thanks for being an unbelievable performer. I’ll take this award [and] convey it to you. I like you.”
The rapper’s win comes in the future after he claimed his tribute to Jackson on the AMAs was pulled on the final second. Brown took to social media on Saturday, November 19, to share a prolonged Instagram video of a dance rehearsal.
Within the clip, the Virginia native carried out Jackson’s “Beat It,” “Billie Jean,” “Wanna Be Beginning One thing” and “Thriller.” The alleged tribute was presumably deliberate to rejoice the fortieth anniversary of the late singer’s Thriller album.
“U SERIOUS?” Brown captioned the Instagram submit earlier than claiming within the feedback part, “WOULDVE been the ama efficiency however they cancelled me for causes unknown.”
The AMAs has not addressed Brown’s allegations, however he was not included in earlier bulletins concerning the ceremony’s performing lineup.
The “Kiss Kiss” singer has made headlines for his authorized troubles over time. In February 2009, Brown bodily assaulted then-girlfriend Rihanna. He pleaded responsible to the felony and served 5 years of probation, in addition to doing group service and attending home violence counseling.
Later that 12 months, Brown opened up about the place the pair stood after the incident. “I’m fairly certain we will at all times be associates,” he instructed Larry King in his first interview since his arrest. “I don’t find out about our relationship, however I simply know positively that we ended as associates.”
The on-off couple briefly reconciled in 2012 earlier than calling it quits once more one 12 months later. Following their break up, Rihanna, 34, described the way it felt to reply questions concerning the assault.
“It’s previously, and I don’t need to say, ‘Recover from it,’ as a result of it’s a really critical factor that’s nonetheless related; it’s nonetheless actual,” the style designer, who now shares a 6-month-old child with boyfriend ASAP Rocky, instructed Vainness Truthful in October 2015. “Lots of ladies, a whole lot of younger ladies, are nonetheless going via it. Lots of younger boys too. It’s not a topic to comb beneath the rug, so I can’t simply dismiss it prefer it wasn’t something, or I don’t take it severely. However, for me, and anybody who’s been a sufferer of home abuse, no person desires to even keep in mind it.”
In the meantime, Brown was accused of rape and detained in Paris in January 2019. On the time, French authorities stated the investigation would proceed after the songwriter was launched from custody. The dancer referred to the accusations as “false” and “disrespectful” in a since-deleted Instagram submit.
Earlier this 12 months, it was reported that Brown was being sued by a lady claiming he drugged and raped her at a December 2020 social gathering. The actor replied to the claims by way of Instagram Tales in January, writing, “I HOPE Y’ALL SEE THIS PATTERN OF each time I’m releasing music or tasks ‘THEY’ attempt to pull some actual bulls–t.”
For those who or somebody you recognize are experiencing home violence, please name the Nationwide Home Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for confidential help.
For those who or somebody you recognize have been sexually assaulted, contact the Nationwide Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).