Sep 07, 2015 7:26 PM GMT
No Show: Chris Brown bails on gay pride appearance
mx5guynj saidMaybe he's in prison finding a new boyfriend to service.
Since he beat up Rihanna, why would anyone invite him to a Gay Pride event.
Dallasfan824 saidThe article looks like a hit piece. I'm not a huge brown fan. I've chatted with him and he's nice enough. I don't believe the article is even remotely accurate
Georgia VoiceOn Brown’s history of homophobia:
"I literally didn’t know that Chris Brown felt any way against gay people. I’m personally a fan of his music. I still like his music…can’t take the man’s sound away from him. I thought that caliber of artist is where my brand is at this time. The beauty of it is that their tour was in town the same night, so for me as a business person that meant I didn’t have to pay travel, so that’s why we booked Chris and Teyana Taylor because they were already going to be in town."
On Brown’s misogyny and abusive past:
"To be honest, I’ve gotten into trouble for fighting with my girlfriend before. That was twenty years ago when I was younger. I’d hope the world wouldn’t hold that against me. I don’t know him to have done that again. I literally didn’t consider that when booking him. I thought he was very talented. And with the level of my personal brand and the level of artists we bring he made sense."
On giving openly gay artists the opportunity to perform at future Traxx Girls events:
"For example, take Frank Ocean: I can’t afford him. He wants $100,000.00. In order for me to book him, I’d have to charge people $100 to get in. I can afford him personally but that’s not fair to my girls. Chris was reasonably priced. When you get to $100k it makes the door price way too much. Believe it or not, openly gay artists tend to be expensive. And once again, they still have to be at a certain level…and most openly gay artists I’ve already booked and I don’t like to do repeats."
Georgia VoiceOn whether or not she regrets booking Brown:
"That’s the million-dollar question. I do not regret booking Chris Brown. I regret his behavior. You know, the gay community can buy concert tickets all day and worry about whether or not people are going to hate on us in this environment, etc. This was an opportunity for them to enjoy Chris Brown and Teyana Taylor in our own environment. All he had to do was show up and speak. All he had to do was introduce Teyana Taylor and keep it moving. Those ladies love Chris Brown’s music, they would have loved to have seen him. How dare he not show up? That’s so not cool."
Both sides have been working to resolve the deal-gone-badly through their attorneys.
“There’s supposed to be a refund," says Scott. "They’ve been talking as if there will be a refund as of last week. I’m still waiting."