Chris Brown cancels Guyana concert – 21st Nov 2012
Following widespread protests in Sweden over the weekend and at other shows across Europe, Management of R&B Multi-Award winning artiste, Chris Brown, has decided to pull the plug on his performance in Guyana, which was billed for December 26 at the Guyana National Stadium. However, they have not closed all doors saying that the climate may not be best for a Guyana show right now, but one in the near future is possible.
Hits and Jams Entertainment received correspondence today from the Chris Brown’s Management team expressing concern about reports in the press about protests over Brown’s Guyana show and taking into consideration the protests they have seen in Europe, they do not feel comfortable at this time bringing the artiste to Guyana fearing that protests could smear his visit and performance.
Reports are that a similar move could be taken in other countries, where there have also been concerns about protests.
The singer has been wrapped in controversy ever since he physically assaulted his girlfriend at the time, singer, Rihanna. Though he pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced as part of a plea deal to community service, the issue of abuse has been hanging over his head and several countries have banned him from performing within their borders. When his performance in Guyana was announced, a number women rights activists and groups came out saying he should not be allowed to perform here because of the 3-year-old assault case.
Reports suggest that with Chris Brown now out of the show, a number of replacement A List artistes are being looked at since the promoters intend to have the show go on as planned in December.
The Hits and Jams group has been leading the way in bringing a number of Big time international artistes to Guyana.