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After an absent Chris Brown was awarded Favourite Male R&B Artist, Kelly Rowland defended the singer, accepting the trophy on his behalf.
Kelly Rowland is taking a stance towards Chris Brown detractors. Whereas presenting the Favourite Male R&B Artist class on the 2022 American Music Awards, the previous Future’s Little one member accepted the trophy on Brown’s behalf after the noticeably-absent singer was booed by some viewers members. Additionally within the class had been The Weeknd, Fortunate Daye, Brent Faiyaz and GIVĒON.
“Excuse me — sit back,” Rowland retorted to these protesting within the crowd. She continued, “However I wished to inform Chris, thanks a lot for making nice R&B music. And I wish to inform him thanks for being an unbelievable performer. I’ll take this award, carry it to you. I really like you. Congratulations. And congratulations to all of the nominees on this class.”
Kelly Rowland stated you ain’t gonna lower me off Chris Brown wants his flowers pic.twitter.com/bCzAfzqIxx
— Ahmed/The Ears 🇸🇴 (@big_business_) November 21, 2022
Brown was beforehand anticipated to attend the AMAs, additionally performing an eight-minute set honoring the fortieth anniversary of Michael Jackson’s 1982 landmark album Thriller. In footage of the singer’s Thriller choreography, Brown, with an added cameo from Ciara, was supposed to bop to “Beat It,” “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’,” “Billie Jean,” and “Thriller” earlier than the efficiency was referred to as off on the final minute.
Chris Brown was suppose to do Michael Jackson tribute for the fortieth anniversary of Thriller (the album) on the #AMAs this Sunday.
Nonetheless, the AMA’s canceled it with out telling him their cause … right here is footage of him rehearsing
— RNB RADAR (@RNB_RADAR) November 19, 2022
MJ thanks for the inspiration you’ve given us all! Thriller fortieth Anniversary. @ChrisBrown you’re a uncommon breed of this era. At all times enjoyable to rock with you 💃🏽 pic.twitter.com/dzXgDzLMFk
— Ciara (@ciara) November 21, 2022
On social media, Rowland was criticized for defending Brown, many noting Brown’s historical past of colorism and home abuse. Earlier within the week, Rowland went to Sizzling 97 to debate her subsequent movie Fantasy Soccer, however was derailed by questions on longtime collaborator and pal Beyoncé. When co-host Peter Rosenberg requested Rowland about “taking part in second” to the Renaissance artist, Rowland defined that each “shine collectively.”
“Right here’s the factor, mild attracts mild. I’m mild,” Rowland stated. “So I’m a ravishing brown shining mild. So I don’t suppose anyone’s mild dims anybody else’s. I feel that when different individuals begin to examine you, I feel that’s when it exhibits how dim they’re of themselves.”
What the fuck is Chris brown doing nonetheless profitable awards and why is Kelly Rowland up there thanking his ass wtf really
— corrinne (@corrinneee13) November 21, 2022
It is so unhappy to see all of those ladies artists who we respect a lot placing their integrity into query for a person who abuses MULTIPLE ladies and who’s colorist?? Does Kelly Rowland know he does not even like dark-skinned ladies???
— Materials Blerd! 🪄 (@Blerdybynature) November 21, 2022
Kelly Rowland is a clown for defending Chris Brown when he wouldn’t even let darkish skinned ladies that seem like her in his part @ the membership.
— IG: @athemilana💖 (@ATheMilana) November 21, 2022
Kelly Rowland defending Chris Brown, an abuser and discriminatory asshat towards dark-skinned black ladies. Embarrassing for her.
— That is so Maven (@MavenRaven22) November 21, 2022