Oh Canada! You've hurt Breezy's feelings!
Chris Brown went on the defensive this weekend after a major Canadian sponsor dropped out of a concert he was scheduled to perform at BECAUSE he was going to perform!
Dayum! Looks like they really don't dig Chris Brown!
Now, Chris's camp is coming out saying they don't know the first thing about him! He's ACTUALLY a really nice guy! Brown's rep said of the R&B star:
"It's a shame that some people are so short-sighted and uninformed. Chris is an award-winning artist whose goal is to inspire and entertain. He engages in many philanthropic endeavors to support his community and communities worldwide including the Jenesse Center Domestic Violence Intervention Program, Best Buddies, AIDS Project Los Angeles, Kids Wish Network, Get Schooled and Home Again. Chris strives to learn from his past and to grow as a person, as we should all do."
Um, sure. That's an impressive list of charitable endeavors. But is Chris Brown learning from his past or just plain forgetting it?
Look, we sincerely hope that Chris Brown can stay out of trouble for the rest of his life and do nothing but be the entertainer that he was born to be! But no one can deny that this guy is BFFs with trouble!
And this sponsor clearly just wants to stay OUT of trouble! Sorry Breezy, but this is the price you pay for being bad!
The group putting on the concert is sticking with Brown though and plans to keep him in the show's lineup. They issued a statement saying:
"Chris brown is a multi-platinum, award winning, international artist and we are pleased to be welcoming him to Canada. Although Chris is as controversial as he is talented, there is no denying that he is one of the biggest, boldest, chart-topping names in the music industry today. With the momentum of Chris's new album set to release this Fall, we have full confidence these Canadian performances will in fact be very well received."
Nothing sells tickets like a little controversy, right???
[Image via Ivan Nikolov/WENN.]
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