Chris Brown is retaliating against accusations that he bailed on an appearance during Atlanta Black LGBT Pride, claiming he was never booked for the gig in the first place.
It all started when Melissa Scott, the founder of Traxx Girls, who was sponsoring the event, came forward with claims that Brown ditched the event, which drew a crowd of 4,000 women, after learning a handful of gay men were also present. She also says Brown was already paid his fee to appear.
“I think it’s unfortunate for mainstream artists to take people’s money with the complete prior knowledge of knowing what the event is and being very clear about what the event is about," said Scott in a statement. "I’m completely baffled. You know it’s gay pride. You knew you agreed when you sent the contract in and took the money.”
Scott says she first sensed trouble when Brown hadn’t arrived at the venue at 2 a.m., despite having exchanged text messages with the singer's team all evening. “I was being told to take his [Brown’s] image down because he looks a little feminine in that image, an image that he took," she says. "As a promoter, I should be focused on my crowd. I had to send text messages of pictures of my crowd to say, 'There’s nothing but girls in here man.'”
The promoters were able to get Fetty Wap, who is currently touring with Brown, to replace him at the last minute.
Breezy, however, denies Scott's account of events. He took to Twitter on Monday to share his side of the story, saying that he was never booked for the appearance and didn't know anything about it. "I wasn't aware or informed of a show I supposedly cancelled," he tweeted. "I have nothing but love and respect for the LGBT COMMUNITY." He went on to reiterate, "The show was never confirmed by any of my people. So I apologize if the fans wanted me there." He concluded his tweets by saying, "hopefully in the future we can do it right. Much love LGBT."
GeorgiaVoice.com claims they have seen the text messages between Scott and Team Breezy and have reached out to Scott for comment on Brown's denial.
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