Jordin Sparks follows Kelly Rowland in coming to defense of Chris Brown in wake of AMA shutout
Jordan Sparks is lending his star power in support of Chris Brown.
The singer followed in Kelly Rowland’s footsteps and came to the R&B singer’s defense, revealing that she thinks he should be able to attend Sunday’s AMAs to receive the award he won and perform a planned tribute to Michael Jackson.
Before the ceremony, Brown told fans that the King of Pop tribute was removed at the last minute, but was not given a reason by AMA executives, though Sparks speculated that it was due to his history of abusive behavior, including the attack on his girlfriend. Rihanna in 2009.
Defending Brown: Jordan Sparks has come to the defense of R&B singer Chris Brown, revealing that he thinks he should have been able to attend the AMAs last Sunday to receive the award he won and perform a planned tribute to Michael Jackson.
‘We love Chris. He should have been there,’ said Sparks, 32. TMZ while heading outside ABC Studios in New York City on Tuesday.
‘People deserve to be able to grow and learn and be able to live their lives without things looming over them. Everyone deserves it… him especially.
The American Idol season six winner went on to explain why the 33-year-old Brown should have been able to perform at Sunday’s AMA event.
‘Honestly, I think that shouldn’t be a conversation anymore. It’s about his talent,” Sparks said of Brown’s past mistakes. They just shouldn’t have canceled the performance. That’s how I feel about it.
It should be noted that Sparks and Brown have been friends ever since they collaborated on the hit song No Air, which served as the second single from Sparks’ self-titled debut studio album that was released in November 2007.
Friends and colleagues: Sparks and Brown (pictured) have been friends since collaborating on the hit song No Air, which was the second single from Sparks’ debut studio album (2007).
Spark’s comments came just days after Rowland supported Brown at both the AMAs on Sunday and the following day when he told TMZ that he believes “grace is very real and we all need a dose of it,” in reference. to Look. In Me Now singer.
“Before we point fingers at someone, we need to realize how grateful we are for every moment we have, including our own.” [problems] that we have.’
The Destiny’s Child alum added: ‘I think it’s important to remember to be human. We are human.’
Rowland also came to Brown’s defense the day before when she accepted his AMA trophy for Favorite R&B Male Artist. The crowd erupted in obvious boos when her name was announced as the winner.
“Excuse me, relax,” the Dilemma star responded to the audience, before offering high praise for the R&B singer’s talents.
“Chris, thank you so much for making great R&B music,” he announced to the crowd, adding, “I’m going to take this award with me.” [and] bring it to you. Love you. Congratulations and congratulations to all the nominees in this category.’
Defending Brown: Kelly Rowland came to Brown’s defense when he told the booing AMA bird crowd to ‘chill out’ as he accepted his Favorite R&B Male Artist award; she also defended him during an interview with TMZ on Monday.
Brown’s has felt backlash from some fans and critics over the years in the wake of its numerous legal troubles, including violent behavior.
The most prominent profile of the allegations involved the assault on Rihanna in February 2009. The couple got into an argument that escalated into physical violence, leaving Rihanna with visible serious facial injuries that required hospitalization.
Finally, Brown pleaded guilty to a felony charge and accepted a community service plea deal, five years of probation and domestic violence counseling.
In October 2013, Brown was arrested for felony assault in Washington, DC, after refusing to take a photo with a man. The charge was later reduced to a misdemeanor.
More recently, Brown was sued this year for allegedly drugging and raping a woman in 2020, and was accused of beating a woman in 2021, but was not charged for lack of evidence, which he denied, according to page six.
Entering the music scene in 2005, Brown has since sold more than 197 million records worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling music artists.
Legal troubles: Brown has felt backlash from some fans and critics over the years in the wake of his numerous legal troubles, including violent behavior like the recent assault case involving his then-girlfriend Rihanna in February 2009; the singer appears at a Halloween party last October