Let this be a lesson to pride promoters. Stick to known LGBT friendly or LGBT acts. Maybe we need to start promoting LGBT singers and performers as the headlining acts. I know quite a few people that would have showed up to perform and entertained the crowd for free. Back to Chris tho.
Chris Brown was a no-show at this weekend’s gay pride festivities in Atlanta and the kids are pissed.
From That GrapeJuice:
Scheduled to make an appearance at The Georgia Freight Depot nightclub as a reported 4,000 fans patiently waited, the event – sponsored by lesbian owned/operated Traxx Girls group – came after weeks of social media and local hype for his appearance.
Fans were particularly disappointed after learning he was actually in town for his ‘One Hell of A Nite Tour’ at Aaron’s Amphitheatre. Well, now the party promoter, Melissa Scott, is speaking out against the Grammy winner for his absenteeism. Get into her word’s below:
“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. I’m completely baffled. You know it’s gay pride. You knew you agreed when you sent the contract in and took the money.” – M. Scott
Scott says her concern began to grow when she and the singer’s team were exchanging text messages at 2am and he had not arrived.
“I was being told to take his (Brown’s) image down because he looks a little feminine in that image, an image that he took. As a promoter I should be focused on my crowd. I had to send text messages of pictures of my crowd to say, there’s nothing but girls in here man.” – M. Scott
Scott has gone on record to say she believe Brown’s bailing is due to learning there were gay men in the audience, not just lesbians as expected. Thankfully, she was able to secure ‘My Way’ hitmaker Fetty Wap in his place.
“We called Fetty Wap who is the hottest artist in the country right now and he was five minutes away (from the venue) and asked him if he could come,” says Scott. He said “hell yeah!” I said it’s a gay party. It’s tons of people here. He said he didn’t care and was on his way.”
Chris Brown has yet to respond.