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The Yeah 3x singer - along with Jamie Foxx - was due to meet with the superstar on the day he died.
Chris and Jamie had arranged to go watch Michael rehearsing at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, as he rehearsed for his This Is It tour back in June, 2009.
Recalling that day, Brown now tells Nylon:
"Me and Jamie Foxx were going to see him and (then someone called) and they were like, 'Hold up. He didn't show up yet. And then we got the call later (saying that Jackson had died) and it was devastating."
Somehow we have trouble feeling sorry for Chris.
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