The Game has asked for the hip-hop community to unite in the wake of Chris Brown’s win at the American Music Awards being booed and his Michael Jackson tribute performance getting cancelled.
Brown wasn’t there to collect the award, which is likely down to him having his performance cancelled a few days prior to the event. Taking to Instagram earlier this week, Brown, who has previously been accused of drugging a woman, shared footage of him practising and wrote: “U SERIOUS?” Meanwhile, in the comments section of the post, Brown added: “WOULDVE been the ama performance but they cancelled me for reasons unknown.”
Kelly Rowland announced he’d won the award for ‘Favourite Male R&B Artist’, and told the crowd: “Now, Chris Brown is not here tonight so I’m accepting the award on his behalf,” she then referenced the booing and added: “Excuse me. Chill out.”
Now, The Game has also come to Breezy’s defence and wrote on his Instagram Story: “When they pulled @chrisbrownofficial’s performance from the AMA’s…all hip hop & r&b artists should’ve declined to. But we’ll never be that unified & that’s why they keep & will always use us, suck the culture dry & disrespect us in our faces and behind our backs.”
Jermaine Dupri also waded into the debate and said in a clip posted to Instagram: “If the American Music Awards canceled the Chris Brown performance, then that means they canceled the 40th anniversary of Thriller. Which means they canceled the Michael Jackson tribute. Black Music, we in trouble.”
Watch Kelly Rowland announce Brown had won the award below.