Kelly Rowland has defended Chris Brown after he was booed at the American Music Awards, saying he deserved “grace and forgiveness”.
As Kelly announced Chris Brown as the winner for Best Male R&B Artist at the ceremony, boos erupted, with the Destiny’s Child star telling the audience to ‘chill out’ as she praised him for his contributions to the music.
Speaking about the incident, the 41-year-old singer told TMZ: “I think Grace is very real, we all need a dose of that.” Before pointing fingers at anyone, we should realize how grateful we are, for every moment we get.
She said: “Now Chris Brown is not here tonight so I am accepting this award on his behalf.” Excuse me… relax.
“But I wanted to say to Chris, thank you so much for making great R&B music and I want to say thank you to him for being an amazing performer.
“I’ll take this award – bring it to you. I love you. Congratulations. And congratulations to all the nominees in this category.
It comes days after Chris claimed he was supposed to do a Michael Jackson tribute at the AMAs – only to have it dropped at the last minute.
The singer, who is infamous for beating Rihanna when they were dating, claimed he was given no reason for the decision.