Kelly Rowland says Chris Brown deserves ‘grace and forgiveness’

‘Grace is very real’: Kelly Rowland says Chris Brown deserves ‘forgiveness’ as she doubles down on her defence of controversial rapper after he was booed following AMAs win

Kelly Rowland has defended Chris Brown after he was booed during the American Music Awards, saying he deserves ‘grace and forgiveness’. 

The singer, 41, said ‘we all need to be forgiven’ after she scolded the crowd at the awards show for booing Chris, 33, when he won for Best Male R&B Artist, although he was not present during the ceremony. 

Kelly told TMZ: ‘I believe that Grace is very real, we all need a dose of it. Before we point fingers at anyone we should realise how grateful we are, for every moment that we get.

Speaking out: Kelly Rowland has defended Chris Brown after he was booed during the American Music Awards, saying he deserves 'grace and forgiveness'

Speaking out: Kelly Rowland has defended Chris Brown after he was booed during the American Music Awards, saying he deserves ‘grace and forgiveness’

‘For our own things that we have, I think it’s important to remember that we are humans.

‘We all need to be forgiven, for anything we could be doing or thinking, we all come up short in some way.’

Chris being booed during the show comes days after he claimed his planned Michael Jackson tribute at the awards was scrapped at the last minute.

As Kelly announced Chris as the winner, a chorus of boos broke out, with the Destiny’s Child star telling the audience to ‘chill out’ as she lauded him for his contributions to music.

Controversy: The singer, 41, said 'we all need to be forgiven' after she scolded the crowd at the awards show for booing Chris, 33, when he won for Best Male R&B Artist, although he was not present during the ceremony

Controversy: The singer, 41, said ‘we all need to be forgiven’ after she scolded the crowd at the awards show for booing Chris, 33, when he won for Best Male R&B Artist, although he was not present during the ceremony

She said: ‘Now Chris Brown is not here tonight so I’m accepting this award on his behalf. Excuse me… chill out. 

‘But I wanted 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’ll take this award — bring it to you. I love you. Congratulations. And congratulations to all the nominees in this category.’

This comes days after Chris claimed he was supposed to perform a Michael Jackson tribute at the AMAs- only for it to be scrapped last minute.

Kelly said: 'I believe that Grace is very real. Before we point fingers at anyone we should realise how grateful we are, for every moment that we get' (pictured with Chris in 2010)

Kelly said: ‘I believe that Grace is very real. Before we point fingers at anyone we should realise how grateful we are, for every moment that we get’ (pictured with Chris in 2010)

Not happy: Chris being booed during the show comes days after he claimed his planned Michael Jackson tribute at the awards was scrapped at the last minute (pictured last month)

Not happy: Chris being booed during the show comes days after he claimed his planned Michael Jackson tribute at the awards was scrapped at the last minute (pictured last month)

AMAs 2022 WINNERS: AT A GLANCE

 ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Taylor Swift

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Dove Cameron

FAVORITE POP SONG: Harry Styles – As It Was

FAVORITE COUNTRY ALBUM: Taylor Swift – Red

FAVORITE MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST: Kendrick Lamar

FAVORITE FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST: Nicki Minaj

FAVORITE MALE R&B ARTIST: Chris Brown

FAVORITE FEMALE R&B ARTIST: Beyoncé

FAVORITE MALE LATIN ARTIST: Bad Bunny

FAVORITE FEMALE LATIN ARTIST: Anitta

FAVORITE ROCK ARTIST: Machine Gun Kelly

 FAVORITE ROCK SONG: Måneskin – Beggin’

FAVORITE AFROBEATS ARTIST: Wizkid

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO: Taylor Swift – All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)

FAVORITE MALE POP ARTIST: Harry Styles

FAVORITE FEMALE POP ARTIST: Taylor Swift

FAVORITE POP GROUP OR DUO: BTS

FAVORITE POP ALBUM: Taylor Swift – Red (Taylor’s Version)

FAVORITE MALE COUNTRY ARTIST: Morgan Wallen

FAVORITE FEMALE COUNTRY ARTIST: Taylor Swift

FAVORITE COUNTRY DUO OR GROUP: Dan + Shay

FAVORITE K-POP ARTIST: BTS

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The singer, who is infamous for beating up Rihanna when they were dating, alleged that he was given no reason for the decision.

He fired up his Instagram and posted a lengthy stretch of rehearsal footage in which he could be seen channeling some distinctly Michael Jackson-esque moves.

 ‘WOULDVE been the ama performance but they cancelled me for reasons unknown,’ he fumed in the comments. His caption was simply: ‘U SERIOUS?’

The footage he posted showed a group of female backup dancers swirling around him a they worked their way through their strenuous choreography.

They were performing a rollicking medley that included Michael’s hits Beat It, Billie Jean, Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ and Thriller.

All four of those songs were from Michael’s legendary 1982 album Thriller, which will arrive at the 40th anniversary of its release this month.

However in recent years Michael’s legacy has come under the shadow of renewed allegations that he molested children, particularly after two accusers starred in the 2019 HBO docuseries Leaving Neverland on the subject.

In 2009, four years after he shot to fame, Chris notoriously beat up his then-girlfriend Rihanna to the point that she had to be hospitalized.

Kelly said: 'Chris Brown is not here tonight so I¿m accepting this award on his behalf. Excuse me¿ chill out. But I wanted to tell Chris, thank you so much for making great R&B music'

Kelly said: ‘Chris Brown is not here tonight so I’m accepting this award on his behalf. Excuse me… chill out. But I wanted to tell Chris, thank you so much for making great R&B music’

That year, Michael died at the age of 50 from a cardiac arrest he suffered after having propofol administered as a sleep aid. 

One year later Chris starred in a Michael Jackson tribute at the BET Awards, where he was also nominated for best male R&B/pop artist.

Rihanna shocked the public when she briefly got back together with Chris, a decision she explained years later by telling Vanity Fair: ‘I was that girl.’

She described herself as a ‘girl who felt that as much pain as this relationship is, maybe some people are built stronger than others. Maybe I’m one of those people built to handle s*** like this.’

Meanwhile Chris went onto date model and actress Karrueche Tran, who filed a domestic violence restraining order against him in 2017.  Tran was in attendance at the AMAs.

Chris, whom Karrueche accused of threatening her as well as physically abusing her, was temporarily banned by the order from going within 100 yards of her. 

The AMAs saw Taylor Swift complete a clean sweep – winning all six categories she was nominated in.

Taylor won the awards for Favorite Pop Album and Favorite Country Album for Red (Taylor’s Version), Favorite Music Video for All Too Well: The Short Film, Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop Female Artist and Favorite Country Female Artist. 

Allegations: Chris Brown claimed he was supposed to perform a Michael Jackson tribute at this weekend's American Music Awards - only for it to be scrapped last minute

Legend: Michael Jackson pictured

Allegations: Chris Brown claimed he was supposed to perform a Michael Jackson tribute at this weekend’s American Music Awards – only for it to be scrapped last minute

Hard at work: He fired up his Instagram and posted a lengthy stretch of rehearsal footage in which he could be seen channeling some distinctly Michael Jackson-esque moves

Hard at work: He fired up his Instagram and posted a lengthy stretch of rehearsal footage in which he could be seen channeling some distinctly Michael Jackson-esque moves

'U SERIOUS?': 'WOULDVE been the ama performance but they cancelled me for reasons unknown,' he fumed in the comments

‘U SERIOUS?’: ‘WOULDVE been the ama performance but they cancelled me for reasons unknown,’ he fumed in the comments

Swift, 32, prevailed in a loaded category that included Adele (30), Bad Bunny (Un Verano Sin Ti), Beyoncé (Renaissance), Harry Styles (Harry’s House) and The Weeknd (Dawn FM).

She said in her acceptance speech: ‘This album is a re-recorded album, and I cannot tell you how much my re-recorded albums mean to me, but I never expected or assumed that they would mean anything to you.

‘So I can’t thank you enough for caring about this album that I’m so proud of.’

She went on to thank a number of collaborators on her music and videos

Swift also captured the honors for favorite music video for her short film for All Too Well (Taylor’s Version).

She was nominated against Adele (Easy On Me); Bad Bunny ft. Chencho Corleone (Me Porto Bonito); Harry Styles – (As It Was); Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow – (INDUSTRY BABY).

Departed: Michael died in 2009 at the age of 50 from a cardiac arrest he suffered after having propofol administered as a sleep aid

Departed: Michael died in 2009 at the age of 50 from a cardiac arrest he suffered after having propofol administered as a sleep aid

‘This short film was ten years in the making, and the only reason I got to write and direct the film is because you the fans chose the song,’ Swift said in her second acceptance speech of the evening. ‘You chose it – no one at a record label chose, you picked it. You said that is the song that matters to us, and it was just so happens that it was the song that matters the most to me.’

She also thanked actors Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien for trusting her ‘as a director’ for the video with their ‘immense talent.’  

Swift’s third, and most prominent, victory of the evening came as she was named artist of the year. She was named with the vaunted honors over fellow nominees Adele, Bad Bunny, Beyoncé, Drake, Harry Styles and The Weeknd.

In her third acceptance speech of the evening, Swift said she was grateful for her fans for supporting her projects in recent years.

‘You know, in the past few years, I have released more music than I did in the entire decade preceding that, and I really feel like that’s down to the fact that you, the fans, made it clear that you wanted to hear lots of music that I would make – you encouraged me,’ she said.

Swift continued: ‘And so, I found that the more music I made and the more music I put out, the happier I was. The more I just kept that channel open and just kept creating, kept making things, and the more that happened, the more you guys were like, yeah, keep doing it. And the happier I was, so I have the fans to thank, essentially, for my happiness.

‘And I love you more than I can say. I cannot express how unbelievable it is to me that I still get to do this and that you still care, so thank you underlined with 13 exclamation points! I don’t know what to say. I love you.’

Machine Gun Kelly took home the honors for favorite rock artist. He bested a field including Imagine Dragons, Måneskin, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Lumineers. 

Dan + Shay took home the award for favorite country duo or group, besting a field including Lady A, Old Dominion, Parmalee and Zac Brown Band. 

Chris Brown, who was not in attendance at Sunday’s event, won the honors for favorite male R&B artist, defeating a field including Brent Faiyaz, Givēon, Lucky Daye and The Weeknd.

The way they were: In 2009 Chris notoriously beat up his then-girlfriend Rihanna to the point that she had to be hospitalized; they are pictured together that year

The way they were: In 2009 Chris notoriously beat up his then-girlfriend Rihanna to the point that she had to be hospitalized; they are pictured together that year

Presenter Kelly Rowland accepted the honors for Brown, thanking the artist for making great R&B music and being an incredible performer.

Anitta won favorite female Latin artist, prevailing in a category including Becky G, Kali Uchis, Karol G and Rosalía.  

Wizkid, who was not present, was the winner in the category of favorite Afrobeats artist, besting fellow nominees. The 32-year-old artist won in a category that also included Burna Boy, CKay, Fireboy DML, and Tems.

Måneskin won the favorite rock song award for their song Beggin’. They were nominated against Foo Fighters (Love Dies Young); Imagine Dragons x JID (Enemy); Kate Bush (Running Up That Hill A Deal With God) and Red Hot Chili Peppers (Black Summer).   

In the category for favorite hip-hop song, presenter Liza Koshy accepted the honors on behalf of the winner Future featuring Drake & Tems for Wait For U.

Other nominees included Jack Harlow (First Class), Kodak Black (Super Gremlin), Latto (Big Energy) and Lil Nas X featuring Harlow (Industry Baby).

The Harry Styles hit As It Was claimed the honors for favorite pop song, winning in a category that also included Adele (Easy on Me); Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Cast (We Don’t Talk About Bruno); Lizzo (About Damn Time); and The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber (Stay).

Flashback: Chris went onto date model and actress Karrueche Tran, who filed a domestic violence restraining order against him in 2017; they are pictured together in 2014

Flashback: Chris went onto date model and actress Karrueche Tran, who filed a domestic violence restraining order against him in 2017; they are pictured together in 2014

Ex: Tran was in attendance at the 2022 AMAs on Sunday

Ex: Tran was in attendance at the 2022 AMAs on Sunday 

Presenter Kim Petras accepted the honors on behalf of the superstar singer, who was not at the show on Sunday.

 Puerto Rican rapper and singer Bad Bunny landed the most nominations at this year’s American Music Awards with eight, taking home two awards for Favorite Male Latin Artist and Favorite Male Latin Album for Un Verano Sin Ti.

The nominations are based on performances on the Billboard music charts, streaming and album sales, radio play and social media engagement. 

Winners  were determined by fan votes and announced at the ceremony at Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.

Lionel Richie was honored at the ceremony as he received the Icon Award.

Stevie Wonder led the performance for his contemporary, while Charlie Puth and Ari Lennox joined the keyboard virtuoso for a medley of Richie’s most popular material.

The 2021 ceremony saw K-Pop icons BTS earn the most wins with three including top honor artist of the year as the most nominated singer Olivia Rodrigo earned new artist of the year.

The seven member South Korean pop boyband – who also earned favorite pop group or duo and favorite pop song  – was given the most coveted crystal pyramid trophy of the night as they beat out heavy hitters including Ariana Grande, Drake, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd.

 Harry Styles won Favorite Male Pop Artist and Favorite Male Pop Song for As It Was

American Music Awards 2022: WINNERS

ARTIST OF THE YEAR 

Adele 

Bad Bunny 

Beyoncé 

Drake 

Harry Styles 

Taylor Swift (Winner)

The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Dove Cameron (Winner)

GAYLE

Latto

Måneskin

Steve Lacy

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Cast – We Don’t Talk About Bruno

Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart – PNAU Remix (Winner)

Future ft. Drake & Tems – WAIT FOR U

Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow – INDUSTRY BABY

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – STAY

FAVORITE TOURING ARTIST

Bad Bunny

Coldplay (Winner)

Ed Sheeran

Elton John

The Rolling Stones  

FAVORITE POP SONG 

Adele – Easy on Me

Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Cast –  We Don’t Talk About Bruno

Harry Styles – As It Was (Winner)

Lizzo – About Damn Time

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – Stay

FAVORITE COUNTRY ALBUM  

Carrie Underwood – Denim & Rhinestones

Luke Combs – Growin’ Up

Cody Johnson – Human: The Double Album

Taylor Swift – Red (Taylor’s Version) (Winner)

Walker Hayes – Country Stuff: The Album

FAVORITE COUNTRY SONG  

Chris Stapleton – You Should Probably Leave

Cody Johnson – Til You Can’t

Dustin Lynch ft. MacKenzie Porter –  Thinking ‘Bout You

Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan – Buy Dirt

Morgan Wallen – Wasted on You (Winner)

FAVORITE MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST  

Drake

Future

Kendrick Lamar (Winner)

Lil Baby

Lil Durk

FAVORITE FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST  

Cardi B

GloRilla

Latto

Megan Thee Stallion

Nicki Minaj (Winner)

FAVORITE MALE R&B ARTIST  

Brent Faiyaz

Chris Brown (Winner)

Givēon

Lucky Daye

The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE R&B ARTIST 

Beyoncé (Winner)

Doja Cat

Muni Long

Summer Walker

SZA

FAVORITE MALE LATIN ARTIST  

Bad Bunny (Winner)

Farruko

J Balvin

Jhayco

Rauw Alejandro

FAVORITE FEMALE LATIN ARTIST  

Anitta (Winner)

Becky G

Kali Uchis

Karol G

Rosalía

FAVORITE ROCK ARTIST  

Imagine Dragons

Machine Gun Kelly (Winner)

Måneskin

Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Lumineers

FAVORITE ROCK SONG  

Foo Fighters – Love Dies Young

Imagine Dragons x JID – Enemy

Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)

Måneskin – Beggin’ (Winner)

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Black Summer

FAVORITE ROCK ALBUM

Coldplay – Music of the Spheres

Ghost – Impera (Winner)

Imagine Dragons – Mercury – Act 1

Machine Gun Kelly – mainstream sellout

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Unlimited Love

FAVORITE DANCE/ELECTRONIC ARTIST  

Diplo

Marshmello (Winner)

Swedish House Mafia

The Chainsmokers

Tiësto

FAVORITE AFROBEATS ARTIST  

Burna Boy

CKay

Fireboy DML

Tems

Wizkid (Winner)

 

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO

Adele – Easy On Me

Bad Bunny ft. Chencho Corleone – Me Porto Bonito

Harry Styles – As It Was

Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow – INDUSTRY BABY

Taylor Swift – All Too Well (Taylor’s Version) (Winner)

FAVORITE MALE POP ARTIST

Bad Bunny

Drake

Ed Sheeran

Harry Styles (Winner)

The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE POP ARTIST

Adele

Beyoncé

Doja Cat

Lizzo

Taylor Swift (Winner)

FAVORITE POP GROUP OR DUO

BTS (Winner)

Coldplay

Imagine Dragons

Måneskin

OneRepublic

FAVORITE POP ALBUM

Adele – 30 

Bad Bunny – Un Verano Sin Ti

Beyoncé – Renaissance

Harry Styles – Harry’s House

Taylor Swift – Red (Taylor’s Version) (Winner)

The Weeknd – Dawn FM

FAVORITE MALE COUNTRY ARTIST

Chris Stapleton

Cody Johnson

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen (Winner)

Walker Hayes

FAVORITE FEMALE  COUNTRY ARTIST

 Carrie Underwood

Lainey Wilson

Maren Morris

Miranda Lambert

Taylor Swift (Winner)

FAVORITE COUNTRY DUO OR GROUP

Dan + Shay (Winner)

Lady A

Old Dominion

Parmalee

Zac Brown Band

FAVORITE HIP-HOP ALBUM  

Future –  I Never Liked You

Gunna – DS4EVER

Kendrick Lamar – Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers (Winner)

Lil Durk – 7220

Polo G – Hall of Fame 2.0

FAVORITE HIP-HOP SONG  

Future ft. Drake & Tems – Wait For U (Winner)

Jack Harlow – First Class

Kodak Black – Super Gremlin

Latto – Big Energy

Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow – Industry Baby

FAVORITE R&B ALBUM  

Beyoncé – Renaissance (Winner)

Drake – Honestly, Nevermind

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) – An Evening with Silk Sonic

Summer Walker – Still Over It

The Weeknd – Dawn FM

FAVORITE LATIN DUO OR GROUP  

Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Calibre 50

Eslabon Armado

Grupo Firme

Yahritza Y Su Esencia (Winner)

FAVORITE LATIN ALBUM  

Bad Bunny – Un Verano Sin Ti (Winner)

Farruko – La 167

J Balvin – Jose

Rauw Alejandro -Vice Versa

Rosalía – Motomami

FAVORITE LATIN SONG  

Bad Bunny ft. Chencho Corleone – Me Porto Bonito

Becky G x Karol G – MAMIII

Karol G – Provenza

Rauw Alejandro – Todo de Ti

Sebastián Yatra – Dos Oruguitas (Winner)

FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL ARTIST  

Anne Wilson

for King & Country (Winner)

Katy Nichole

Matthew West

Phil Wickham

FAVORITE GOSPEL ARTIST  

CeCe Winans

DOE

E. Dewey Smith

Maverick City Music

Tamela Mann (Winner)

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK  

ELVIS (Winner)

Encanto

Sing 2

Stranger Things: Soundtrack from the Netflix Series, Season 4

Top Gun: Maverick

FAVORITE K-POP ARTIST  

Blackpink

BTS (Winner)

Seventeen

Tomorrow X Together

Twice

FAVORITE R&B SONG

Beyoncé – Break My Soul

Muni Long – Hrs And Hrs

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) – Smokin Out The Window”

SZA – I Hate U

Wizkid ft. Tems – Essence

 

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