Chris Brown was scheduled to introduce singer Teyana Taylor at the Saurday event held in Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta, but he reportedly got upset when he found out that gay men were also in the audience.
Chris Brown, however, denied bailing out on the Atlanta Black Gay Pride event and said he wasn’t booked for the event in the first place.
“I honestly wasn’t booked for the show. Hopefully in the future we can do it right. Much love LGBT,” Brown tweeted on September 8.
However, Melissa Scott of event sponsor Traxx Girls told Georgia Voice that Chris Brown was booked for the event and his agency was even paid a deposit.
“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 what the event is about,” said Scott in the Georgia Voice interview.
The founder of Traxx girls added that she’s baffled by Chris Brown’s actions because he agreed to the contract when they received the retainer.
“We called Fetty Wap, who is the hottest artist in the country right now, and he was five minutes away, and asked him if he could come,” Scott continued. “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.”
Sources reveal that Chris Brown was indeed booked for the September 7 event but he was never informed of the scheduled club appearance by his agency.
The insiders added that the talent agency that accepted the booking had issues with the way the event promoters Traxx Girls handled the event collaterals, specifically the event posters. Believing that the promoters breached the contract, the talent agency did not inform Chris Brown about the gay pride event.
The parties involved in the ATL Black Gay Pride Weekend controversy have agreed to settle their differences. Chris Brown’s agency has agreed to return the $12,500 deposit to the event promoters.
Meanwhile, Chris Brown is still defending himself on social media. In his Intagram account, Brown called out TMZ’s Harvey Levin in response to the TMZ story that he paid $12,500 to put an end to the gay pride rumors.
“You gotta stop with this bullsh*t. I was never booked. Yall love to say I’m homophobic and shit to have something to be mad at. I don’t care that you are gay Harvey,” said Brown.
Chris Brown, 26, recently gained joint custody of his daughter Royalty. The proud father brought his daughter on stage at his Albuquerque concert to the delight of his fans.
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