Chris Brown forced to cancel concert

While Rihanna may have forgiven her ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, for the 2009 assault that left her bloody and badly bruised, otthers haven’t forgotten.

Recently, the Turn Up the Music crooner backed out of an upcoming concert in Guyana after women’s groups and lawmakers lauched protests against Brown appearing in their nation.

The Associated Press Reports:

Organizers say American R&B star Chris Brown has canceled a stadium concert in Guyana after local protests over his 2009 beating of then-girlfriend Rihanna.

Brown was billed to headline a Dec. 26 show. But he drew the ire of women’s rights groups and opposition lawmakers who said Brown would not be welcome in Guyana three years after his assault of Barbadian superstar Rihanna.

Concert promoter Hits & Jams Entertainment said Thursday that Brown backed out, citing discomfort with the protests.

The protests that led to Brown backing out of the show in Guyana isn’t the first of its kind. Back in September, an anti-violence group in London plastered stickers on some of Chris Brown’s CDs with the tagline: “WARNING: Do not buy this album, this man beats women.” And a few weeks ago, a group in Sweden used images of Rihanna’s battered face to “promote” Brown’s concert.

While the pair seemed to have fixed their friendship (and allegedly spent Thanksgiving together), it seems like it will take a lot longer for others to move on from “the incident” that changed their careers—and relationship—forever.

  • Mademoiselle

    @SMH I’m not saying either one of them is more right or wrong than the other. The difference between his reception and hers is probably due to all the preemptive actions she took early on: the police pictures, all the media attention, etc. Reputation risk is all about perceptions. Facts, accountability, etc. are all secondary to the perception people have of your brand.

  • Ms. Write

    Good for them!

  • http://gravatar.com/ravsmith78 Ravi

    F*** CB

  • Flash

    @Notkeepingit real

    You soley want to focus on black women I focus on racism period…

    Jeff Goldblum beat Gian davis but acts each wk on a TV series with nothing said. Mickey Rouke beat wife Carrie Otis but still won a golden Globe in 09 and continues to star in top rated films. Sean Penn beat Madonna and Robin Wright-Penn yet he won an Oscar in 09 and is now the Ambassador to Hati. Where are the CRITICS, FEMINST GROUPS etc to complain?

    2011 Grammy Lifetime Acheivement Award winner Glenn Campbell routinely beat wife country great Tanya Tucker even knocked out her two front teeth. Yet, I have never heard the White or Black media refer to any of these adult white men as ABUSERS or WIFEBEATERS? RACISM IS REAL FOLKS!

    Eminem beat wife Kim & made songs abt killing her. Tommy Lee (Motley Crew) beat wife Pam Anderson and had 22 different counts of DV against him. His bandmate Vince Neil in Feb 2011 was arrested for beating his girlfriend in Vagas. Country Star Rodney Atkins was arrested for DV in Nov 2011 for beating his wif Tammy in front of their son. Ozzy Osbourne beat & knocked out wife Sharon’s front teeth…

    Charlie Sheen has a 20 yr history of beating women. He shot Kelly Preston, strangled & beat wife Denise Richards, and stabbed & beat wife Brook Muller. He was arrested in 2011, 6 days from the end of his ONE YEAR probation for beating his last wife, when he destroyed the PH suite at the NYC Plaza to the tune of 33k. Yet Chris hears no end of one incident. The mainstream media loves to demonize black men, and can’t stand to see them make a comeback and still have fans and be successful.

    I dont care what you write if I see racism I’m calling peeps out on it!

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