Chris Brown has had an up-and-down relationship with the LGBT community for years and although the singer has claimed numerous times that he’s a proud ally, he recently came under fire from his gay Atlanta fans after he allegedly bailed on an Atlanta Black Pride event.
According to the Georgia Voice, Brown was supposed to make an appearance at the Georgia Freight Depot nightclub this past Saturday night for a party sponsored by Traxx Girls, a lesbian-owned entertainment company.
Brown wasn’t scheduled to perform, but he was supposed to introduce R&B singer Teyana Taylor, who is an opening act on his tour. Traxx Girls promoted the party with images of Brown, and Brown was even in town for his One Hell of A Nite tour.
However, according to Melissa Scott, party promoter and founder of Traxx Girls, Brown failed to show up to the party because, despite the promoters boasting that 4,000 women would be in attendance, he wasn’t happy with the fact that some gay men would be there, as well.
“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,” she said.
Scott adds that she knew that Brown knew “there was trouble in paradise” when she was still texting Brown’s team at 2 a.m. and he still hadn’t arrived for the party. The Georgia Voice also claims to have verified that the texts are real.
“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,” Scott said.
Luckily for Scott, rapper Fetty Wap, who is also on tour with Brown, agreed to take his place at the party.
“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.”
However, Scott says she’s still upset about what happened with Brown.
“It broke my heart to do that to my crowd. Some people flew in from LA. I had 100 girls who flew in from the UK to hang out with this guy in an environment they’re comfortable in,” says Scott.
Well, that’s Scott’s side of the story, but what does Brown have to say about the matter? Read his response to the allegations, after the cut.