Kelly Rowland slams AMAs audience for booing Chris Brown as he wins award11/21/2022
Kelly Rowland came to Chris Brown’s defence after he was booed at the American Music Awards.
Loyal singer Chris won favourite male R&B artist at the awards ceremony on Sunday, but was not in attendance to accept the gong.
Instead, former Destiny’s Child singer Kelly was on-hand to accept the award on behalf of her friend and she didn’t suffer any haters.
After Chris’ name was announced as the winner, Kelly began to praise the R&B star’s achievements in music but heard some audience members booing.
Stopping her speech midway and holding a finger to the crowd, the Motivation singer, 41, fired back: ‘Excuse me. Chill out.’
She then continued: ‘I want to tell Chris thank you so much for making great R&B music and I want to tell him thank you for being an incredible performer. I’ll take this award, bring it to you. I love you. Congratulations.’
Chris, 33, fended off competition from the likes of The Weeknd, Giveon, Lucky Daye and Brent Faiyaz, who were also nominated in the category.
The Under The Influence singer was reportedly due to perform a Michael Jackson tribute at the awards show but claimed his segment was cut from the ceremony.
In an Instagram post the day before the awards, Chris shared a lengthy video of him rehearsing the performance, which saw him and his dancers delivering choreography to Jackson’s hits such as Thriller, Billie Jean and Beat It.
He wrote in the caption: ‘WOULDVE been the ama performance but they canceled me for reasons unknown.’
Chris has been a divisive figure for more than a decade after a spate of controversies, including an assault on his then-girlfriend Rihanna and a series of run-ins with the law.
It was only this year that Chris performed on-stage in London for the first time since 2009, with him headlining a set at Wireless Festival in July.
AMAs 2022 full winners list
Artist of the year
New artist of the year
Collaboration of the year
Elton John and Dua Lipa – Cold Heart – PNAU Remix
Favourite touring artist
Favourite music video
Taylor Swift – All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)
Favourite male pop artist
Favourite female pop artist
Favourite pop duo or group
Favourite pop album
Taylor Swift Red (Taylor’s Version)
Favourite pop song
Harry Styles As It Was
Favourite male country artist
Favourite female country artist
Favourite country duo or group
Dan + Shay
Favourite country album
Taylor Swift – Red (Taylor’s Version)
Favourite country song
Morgan Wallen – Wasted on You
Favourite male hip-hop artist
Favourite female hip-hop artist
Favourite hip-hop album
Kendrick Lamar – Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers
Favourite hip-hop song
Future ft. Drake and Tems – WAIT FOR U
Favourite male R’n’B artist
Favourite female R’n’B artist
Favourite R’n’B album
Beyoncé – Renaissance
Favourite R’n’B song
Wizkid ft. Tems – Essence
Favourite male latin artist
Favourite female Latin artist
Favourite Latin duo or group
Yahritza Y Su Esencia
Favourite Latin album
Bad Bunny – Un Verano Sin Ti
Favourite Latin song
Sebastián Yatra – Dos Oruguitas
Favourite rock artist
Machine Gun Kelly
Favourite rock song
Måneskin – Beggin
Favourite rock album
Ghost – Impera
Favourite international artist
for KING and COUNTRY
Favourite gospel artist
Favourite dance/electronic artist
Favourite Afrobeats artist
Favourite K-Pop artist
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