Chris Brown scored a win at the 2022 American Music Awards shortly after slamming the show for allegedly cutting his planned tribute to Michael Jackson.During the live awards show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20, Kelly Rowland announced Brown’s win for Favorite Male R&B Artist.“Chris Brown is not here tonight, so I am accepting this award on his behalf.
Excuse me. Chill out,” the Destiny’s Child member, 41, told the crowd as they started booing the absent winner, 33. “But 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 will take this award [and] bring it to you. I love you.”The rapper’s win comes one day after he claimed his tribute to Jackson at the AMAs was pulled at the last second.
Brown took to social media on Saturday, November 19, to share a lengthy Instagram video of a dance rehearsal.In the clip, the Virginia native performed Jackson’s “Beat It,” “Billie Jean,” “Wanna Be Starting Something” and “Thriller.” The alleged tribute was presumably planned to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the late singer’s Thriller album.“U SERIOUS?” Brown captioned the Instagram post before claiming in the comments section, “WOULDVE been the ama performance but they cancelled me for reasons unknown.”The AMAs has not addressed Brown’s allegations, but he was not included in previous announcements regarding the ceremony’s performing lineup.The “Kiss Kiss” singer has made headlines for his legal troubles over the years.Read more on usmagazine.com