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Chris Brown disputes report of canceled gay pride gig

R&B star Chris Brown has shot down reports suggesting he pulled out of an appearance at a gay pride event in Atlanta, Georgia this weekend (04-06Sep15) after allegedly refusing to perform for male club-goers.

A report posted on TheGAVoice.com suggested the singer scrapped plans to hit the stage at the Georgia Freight Depot nightclub on Saturday (05Sep15), during Atlanta Black Gay Pride Weekend, after learning a group of gay men would be in the crowd at the Traxx Girls-sponsored event, where an estimated 4,000 women were in attendance.


Event promoter Melissa Scott claimed she had been in touch with a member of Brown's team in the lead up to the cancellation, and stated, "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."


However, on Monday (07Sep15), the Loyal hitmaker, who was in Georgia for his One Hell of A Nite Tour, hit back at the allegations and set the record straight, insisting the booking was never confirmed.


Brown also made it clear he appreciates all the support he receives from his lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) fans, writing, "I wasn't aware or informed of a show I supposedly canceled. I have nothing but love and respect for the LGBT COMMUNITY.


"The show was never confirmed by any of my people. So I apologize if the fans wanted me there. I honestly wasn't booked for the show. Hopefully in the future we can do it right. Much love LGBT".