American Music Awards producers react to cancellation of Chris Brown’s Michael Jackson Tribute

Chris Brown performs at Staples Center on October 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Chris Brown performs at Staples Center on October 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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In case you didn’t know, this year marks Michael Jackson’s 40th birthday. Thriller album. In commemoration of this, the production company behind the American Music Awards 2022 tapped Chris Brown and Ciara to present a stellar dance performance as a tribute to the musical icon. But as previously stated by The rootBrown’s filming was canceled just before the ceremony aired for “unknown reasons”.

“ARE YOU SERIOUS ?” Brown captioned in an Instagram post where he posted rehearsal footage of the dance.

“It would have been the AMA’s performance but they canceled me for unknown reasons,” Brown clarified in the comments.

Tuesday, Ciara also shared footage of her rehearsal with Brown on Instagramcaptioning in the post: “MJ thanks for the inspiration you’ve given us all! 40th anniversary thriller. @ChrisBrownOfficial you are a rare breed of this generation. Always fun to rock with you.

Now, Dick Clark Productions, the production company behind the awards show, is responding to the cancellation in a statement sent to entertainment tonight.

“Live shows change all the time, that’s the nature of this business; unfortunately, this element of the AMAs did not come together as we could not match the performance, through no fault of Chris Brown,” the statement read.

Despite Brown’s absence from the awards show, he still won Favorite Male R&B Artist on Sunday. Her victory was booed by the crowd, prompting award presenter Kelly Rowland to silence them and give Brown words of support.

“I want to say thank you to Chris for making great R&B music and I want to say thank you to him for being an amazing performer. I’m going to take this award and bring it to you, I love you. Congratulations,” he said. -she said.

Following this statement, Rowland doubled his support for Brown on Tuesdaytelling TMZ in part: “We’ve all failed in some way and grace is real. And we’re human and everyone deserves grace, period.