Gli organizzatori degli American Music Awards (noti anche semplicemente come AMA) stanno chiarendo l’assenza di Chris Brown dalla cerimonia di premiazione del 2022. Secondo quanto riferito, Brown avrebbe dovuto eseguire un tributo al defunto Michael Jackson durante lo spettacolo, ma è stato bruscamente cancellato, facendo arrabbiare i fan di Brown. Come riportato da TMZ, lo stesso Brown era sconvolto dalla decisione di tagliare la performance. Ha anche affermato di non aver ricevuto alcuna spiegazione sul motivo per cui il suo tributo a Jackson è stato rimosso dal programma. Invece, ha condiviso una clip delle sue prove su Instagram con la didascalia “SERIOUS?”
After the outrage from Brown and his fans, the production company behind the AMAS released an official statement concerning the decision.
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A spokesperson has addressed the controversy
The production company responsible for putting on the American Music Awards, Dick Clark Productions, has addressed Chris Brown's comments on his planned tribute to Michael Jackson, according to Entertainment Tonight. "Live shows change all the time; it's the nature of this business," a spokesperson shared in a statement. "Unfortunately, this element of the AMAs didn't come together as we couldn't align on the performance, to no fault of Chris Brown."
Singer Ciara hinted with an Instagram post of her own that she was supposed to perform alongside Brown for the tribute, which was then confirmed to ET by an unnamed source.
Though Brown did not attend the AMAs following the cancelation of his performance, he went on to win the award for favorite male R&B artist. Singer Kelly Rowland accepted the award on his behalf, defending Brown against the crowd's boos. "Excuse me, chill out," she said to the rowdy audience before continuing. "I want to tell Chris, thank you so much for making great R&B music. And I wanna tell him, thank you for being an incredible performer."