Crowd erupts in boos as Chris Brown wins accolade at the American Music Awards

Charisa Bossinakis

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Crowd erupts in boos as Chris Brown wins accolade at the American Music Awards

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Chris Brown has been booed at the American Music Awards (AMAs) after winning the Favorite Male R&B Artist accolade.

While he might be the favorite in his category, he didn't appear to be it amongst this crowd.

As the singer was booed on-stage after winning the prestigious award, former Destiny’s Child bandmate, Kelly Rowland, was quick to shut down the audience at the Microsoft Theatre.

"Chris Brown is not here tonight, so I’m accepting this award on his behalf," she said.

Upon hearing the icy response, Rowland said, ‘excuse me, chill out,' while pointing her finger at the crowd.

She 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 and bring it you. I love you. Congratulations, and congratulations to every nominee in this category.”

However, many called out Rowland for her comments, as one person wrote: "Gross, the word you were looking for is gross.”

Another commented: “Not yall defending Chris Brown.”

However, many jumped in to defend the ‘Beautiful People’ singer, as one person shared: “I’ll play Chris Brown music everyday! He’s been the best R&B artist since, I judge him by music not one mistake he did when was a teen under influence of teen age, he’s evolved and grown, he makes music.”

And another wrote: “Exactly. He deserves more respect than these microwaved can’t sing, can’t dance, cringey TikTok viral ‘artists’”.

Yikes. Shots fired.

The audience’s response comes after Brown’s Michael Jackson tribute was reportedly scrapped from the awards show last minute, according to TMZ.

Brown posted a sneak peek of his performance, which was set to feature ‘Beat It’, ‘Billie Jean,’ ‘Wanna Be Starting Something’ and ‘Thriller’, in line with the release of Michael Jackson’s best-selling album, which turned 40 last week.

The singer captioned the video, ‘U SERIOUS?’ Seemingly referencing the award show’s last-minute decision.

UNILAD has reached out to the AMAs for comment.

Topics: Celebrity, News, Music

Charisa Bossinakis
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