Chris Brown is perplexed after the American Music Awards reportedly canceled his tribute performance to Michael Jackson without warning.
Brown, 33, shared a 7-minute rehearsal video via Instagram of what appears to be his AMA rehearsal. In the clip, the “Fine China” artist and dancers worked on choreography for “Under The Influence,” which merges into the MJ tribute.
“Beat It,” Wanna Be Starting Somethin” and “Thriller” were among the rehearsed songs in the footage.
“U SERIOUS,” he wrote as the captions, before adding, “WOULD’VE been the AMA performance but they canceled me for reasons unknown.”
According to TMZ, AMA organizers have not yet commented publicly on the alleged canceled performance. Despite their silence, many Twitter users have offered their opinion on the matter.
Lil Duval wrote, “That’s f***ed up the AMAs canceled Chris Brown performance. He ain’t did nothing wrong publicly lately that y'all can say is the reason.”
Another Twitter user wrote, “The disrespect to want Chris Brown to perform, let him rehearse and waste his time and then cancel on him is next level. Explain yourselves, AMAs.”
Many of the platform’s users alluded to his 2009 domestic violence incident being the reason for the cancellation.
During the 2010 BET Awards, Brown channeled his inner King of Pop with a phenomenal tribute. While performing “Man In The Mirror,” Brown broke down into tears.