Gay pride promoter claims Chris Brown bailed on appearance; Brown says 'much love LGBT'

Wed. September 9, 2015 6:52 AM by

The promoter behind an Atlanta Black Gay Pride Weekend event claims singer Chris Brown failed to show up at a scheduled appearance last weekend.

Party promoter Melissa Scott, founder of Traxx Girls, told the Georgia Voice that Brown had agreed to introduce R&B singer Teyana Taylor during her performance at The Georgia Freight Depot nightclub. The event was billed as "the biggest girl party in the country with over 4,000 women in attendance."

Scott said that Brown bailed because a handful of gay men were in the audience.

"I think it's unfortunate for mainstream artists to take people's money with the complete prior knowledge of knowing what the event is and being very clear about what the event is about," Scott said. "I'm completely baffled. You know it's Gay Pride. You knew you agreed when you sent the contract in and took the money."

Rapper Fetty Wrap, who is touring with Brown, agreed to do the show at the last minute.

Brown responded to the allegations in a series of tweets.

"I wasn't aware or informed of a show I supposedly canceled. I have nothing but love and respect for the LGBT COMMUNITY," Brown messaged. "The show was never confirmed by any of my people. So I apologize if the fans wanted me there."

"I honestly wasn't booked for the show. Hopefully in the future we can do it right. Much love LGBT," he added.

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