Former Destiny’s Child singer, Kelly Rowland, took the stage at the 2022 American Music Awards to present the award for the Favorite Male R&B Artist. After announcing that Chris Brown was the winner, the crowd broke out and started booing.
But, Rowland didn’t share the same opinion as the AMA crowd, telling them to “chill out” and addressing Brown directly she said, “Chris, thank you so much for making great R&B music. I’ll take this award [and] bring it to you. I love you. Congratulations, and congratulations to all the nominees in this category.”
Also, Chris confirmed that a few days before the show the American Music Awards canceled his performance. The talented dancer had prepared a tribute to honor the late Michael Jackson. Brown posted rehearsal footage on instagram and wrote, “U SERIOUS? WOULD’VE been the AMA performance but they canceled me for reasons unknown.”
There were mixed reactions on social media about all this drama. When asked about it, Kelly stood firm and said, “I believe that grace is very real and we all need a dose of it. Before we point fingers at anybody, we should realize how grateful we are for every moment that we get. I think it’s just important to remember to be human. We are humans.”
The American singer-songwriter, often referred to as “King of R&B” has been having a shaky career ever since he was charged with domestic assault against his former girlfriends, including the Barbadian Pop star, Rihanna.
Watch Kelly Rowland tell the crowd to “Chill Out”: