Kelly Rowland told a TMZ reporter that she believes grace is very real and that everyone requires a dose of it right now. She went on to say that before everyone starts pointing a finger, they should consider how grateful they are to be present at the moment.
Kelly went on to say that she believes it is essential to mention being human, asserting that we are all human beings. When asked if Chris Brown should indeed be redeemed for his violent history, which included violent behavior against then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, Kelly responded that individuals should be redeemed for anything they may have done.
The actress stated that everyone falls short sometimes in the way and that forgiveness is real. During a brief chat, she did mention that whatever a person is starting to think, they are humans after all and that everyone deserves grace.
Kelly Rowland is currently facing backlash from fans after presenting the Favorite Male R&B Artist award to Chris Brown at the 2022 American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on November 20, 2022. Chris Brown's win was met with a chorus of boos from the audience, and Kelly Rowland acknowledged the award on his behalf.While accepting his award, Kelly Rowland stated that Chris Brown was not present, therefore she would accept the award on his behalf. She then shushed the audience, asking people to "excuse me" and "chill."
She further said that she wants to inform Chris Brown that everybody admires his music and that she acknowledges him as a performer, and that she will bring his award to him.The audience was unimpressed by the Fantasy Football actress' praise and appreciation for Chris Brown. The audience was perplexed as to why she was attempting to defend someone suspected of assault and domestic abuse against multiple women. Some wondered how Chris Brown could still win awards.
Now, Jordin Sparks also shared with TMZ that everyone loves Chris and he should have been there at the ceremony, adding that people deserve to be able to grow and learn and be able to live their lives without things hanging over them. She stated that everyone deserves him in particular. She also added that she feels that the producers of the show shouldn’t have canceled his performance.
Chris Brown did admit to being physically violent with Rihanna in 2009, the night before the Grammy Awards, and was sentenced to five years probation after pleading guilty. When Robin Roberts asked him about domestic violence, the singer smashed a window and stormed out of the Good Morning America set in 2011. He had a violent confrontation with Frank Ocean in 2013, who called him gay slurs and threatened to kill the people he was with. Soon after, Chris Brown was caught and charged with aggravated battery after allegedly trying to punch a man in the face in front of the W Hotel during an argument. A woman accused Chris Brown of endangering her with a gun inside his home in 2016, but he was not convicted.
Karrueche Tran was granted a five-year protection order against Brown in 2017. She claimed the singer attacked her and started demanding she returns the things he had given her. According to the document, Tran tried to claim that Chris Brown told a handful of individuals that he was going to kill her and that he did smack her in the stomach twice and push her down the stairs years ago. Chris Brown denied the claims stating that obtaining a five-year protection order was a bit too much adding that she is doing so because of a new project.
Despite his troubled past, Chris Brown has managed to keep an active fan base and garner industry praise. Chris Brown's win at the AMAs after claiming that the AMAs canceled his achievement with Ciara in honor of Michael Jackson's Thriller's 40th anniversary at the last minute. Chris Brown took to Instagram on Saturday to share a video of himself and backup dancers practicing his song "Under the Influence," before making the transition into a performance of Michael Jackson's hit "Beat It." He later confirmed that his performance had been abruptly canceled for unknown reasons.
A Dick Clark Productions spokesperson told ET that the tribute being pulled was due to creative direction and was not Chris Brown's fault. They asserted that live performances change all the time; it's the nature of the industry. unfortunately, this aspect of the AMAs did not come together as planned and could not align with Chris Brown's performance, through no fault of his own. A source later told ET that Ciara was affirmed to perform with Chris as part of the Michael Jackson tribute, which was decided to cancel at the last minute, but no reason was given.