These shows ain’t loyal — at least when it comes to Chris Brown.
The “Loyal” singer recently took to Instagram to express his frustration over not getting invited to perform on awards shows.
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The R&B superstar shared a video from his recent packed concert in New Mexico. Brown noted even though he sells out arenas, he hasn’t been asked to take the stage at an awards show in years.
“You see the people??? Every show is packed like this…,” Brown captioned the since-edited post. “If it wasnt for my incredible fans I would’ve been quit… I don’t like the fake celebrity s—t… Award shows havent let me perform in years… yet my shows still sell out. Let me be great…”
The original post was captured by DJ Akademiks before Brown edited it.
A fan asked in the comments section if the BET Awards would let him perform, but Brown responded, “Nope.”
Brown performed his single “Party” at the BET Awards in 2017, but otherwise it’s been a minute.
The singer-songwriter-dancer has had a string legal problems, including pleading guilty to committing felony domestic assault against Rihanna in 2009.
Brown, 33, was also arrested in 2018 on a felony battery charge for allegedly punching a photographer in Tampa for taking a photo of him without permission. The charge was later dropped.
Earlier this year, the LAPD responded to his home in the Tarzana neighborhood of Los Angeles to investigate a battery complaint after a woman alleged Brown slapped her so hard her “weave came off.”
And the singer was hit with a $20 million lawsuit by a woman who claimed she was drugged and raped by Brown at Diddy’s home in Miami Beach in 2020. While the alleged attack happened in Florida, the lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles because both the accuser and Brown live there.
Brown did get some good news on the lawsuit. Earlier today the case was dismissed by a judge saying there was a “lack of prosecution.”
According to L.A. news and talk radio station KFI AM 640, neither side showed up for the scheduled Thursday hearing, so Superior Court Judge Huey P. Cotton dismissed the case “without prejudice,” meaning it can potentially be reinstated later.