Destiny’s Child alum Kelly Rowland thinks Chris Brown’s haters need to go beyond chilling and is now asking her to forgive the embattled R&B star.
The hitmaker’s “Dilemma” and “Motivation” comments came after she chided audiences for booing as Chris Brown won at the American Music Awards on Sunday. Rowland presented and accepted the award for Favorite Male R&B Singer on Brown’s behalf.
While out in West Hollywood on Monday night, the 41-year-old told TMZ that Brown deserves clemency after the crowd’s disapproval at the AMAs, one of many such reactions he’s had to endure since pleading guilty at the time assaulting girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
“I believe grace is very real and we all need a dose of it,” Rowland told TMZ’s videographer. “And before we point the finger at anyone, we should realize how grateful we are for every moment we get… I just think it’s important to remember to be human.” We are humans.”
The “Dirty Laundry” singer also believes Brown – who has been widely ostracized for the high-profile scandal and has since been accused of multiple assaults – should be forgiven.
“We all need to be forgiven for anything we could do. Everything we think of,” Rowland continued. “We all fall short in some way. And grace is real. And we are human and everyone deserves grace. Period.”
Brown, 33, did not attend Sunday’s awards ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, despite his nomination and a planned performance of a Michael Jackson tribute with Ciara. (The entertainer claimed he was abruptly pulled from the show “for reasons unknown.”)
“Excuse me — relax,” Rowland said on stage, addressing those who addressed Brown after she announced his win. “I want to say a huge thank you to Chris for making great R&B music. And I want to thank him for being an incredible performer. I take this award, bring it to you. I love you. Congratulations – and congratulations to all the nominees in this category.”
Brown, who released his latest album Breezy in June, was nominated as a male R&B artist alongside Brent Faiyaz, Giveon, Lucky Daye and The Weeknd. The “Under the Influence” singer has yet to publicly address Rowland’s actions; However, he appeared to be sharing rehearsal footage for his planned AMA appearance and posted a news clip on Instagram Stories about the ceremony’s unprecedentedly low TV ratings.
A Brown representative was not available to respond to the Times request for comment on Tuesday.
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2022-11-22/kelly-rowland-chris-brown-forgiven-amas-booing Kelly Rowland says let’s forgive Chris Brown: ‘We are humans’