He allegedly canceled an appearance at a gay pride event after learning gay men would be there.
Chris Brown reportedly canceled an appearance at a gay pride event because he learned there might be gay men there. Imagine that! Some gay people at a gay event. Brown failed to show up at The Georgia Freight Depot nightclub as thousands of fans waited to see him during Atlanta's Black Gay Pride Weekend. The event, sponsored by Traxx Girls, a lesbian-owned and operated entertainment company, was touted as the “biggest girl party in the country with over 4,000 women in attendance.”
Brown was prominently featured on flyers promoting the event. But his team began sending several text messages to the organizers just before his appearance making it clear he was uncomfortable showing his face there. Melissa Scott, the founder of Traxx Girls, says Brown was unhappy with his picture on the flyer, and the fact that gay men might be in attendance along with women at the party.
“I was being told to take his 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.”
Brown claims he was not aware of his scheduled appearance, and took to Twitter to defend bailing on the event.
I wasn't aware or informed of a show I supposedly cancelled. I have nothing but love and respect for the LGBT COMMUNITY.— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) September 7, 2015
I honestly wasn't booked for the show. Hopefully in the future we can do it right. Much love LGBT— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) September 7, 2015
Typically, party promoters who manage an event with thousands of attendees don't lie about celebrity appearances, because it makes for a disappointing evening when they don't show up. It's hard to believe Chris Brown's plea of ignorance about his obligation, but it's very easy to believe that he is simply ignorant.