During the live broadcast of the 2022 AMAs on ABC, Kelly Rowland He took the stage to announce the nominees for Favorite R&B Artist. The artists who won the award were Brent Fayaz, Jevon, Lucky Day, The Weeknd and Brown.
After Rowland announces Brown as the winner, boos from the audience are audible and the camera pans to show the entire stage. Rowland seemed stunned by the crowd’s reaction, and as she tried to carry on with her presenting duties, she told the crowd to “relax.”
“Now Chris Brown is not here tonight, so I accept this award on his behalf,” she said before addressing the audience.
Rowland then continued, “But I wanted to tell Chris, thank you so much for making great R&B music and I want to tell him thank you for being such an amazing performer. I’m going to take this award – bring it to you. I love you. Congratulations. And congratulations to all the nominees in this category.”
Brown was scheduled to perform at an AMA gala honoring Michael Jackson but it was canceled at the last minute. The artist was Share a video on Instagram It shows the rehearsal of the musical number with the caption, “U SERIOUS?”
“It could have been an ama performance but they canceled me for unknown reasons,” Brown said in the comments.
Watch the moment below.
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