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Chris Brown's jibe at record bosses after Grammys snub

Chris Brown has reacted after missing out on a Grammy Award on Sunday night (13Feb11), blaming the snub on "politics" in the music industry.

The singer was up for three trophies at the prestigious prizegiving, including the Best Contemporary R+B Album for Graffiti, but he lost out in each category.

He took to his Twitter.com page after the ceremony to assure followers he wasn't bothered, writing, "To all the fans!! I love y'all. Don't be upset!! This industry is based on politics...! My only concern is Team Breezy!"

The message was later removed and replaced by a more positive post, which read: "I'm just happy to be able to make music!! Team Breezy rocks."

Brown was also nominated for Best R+B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals for Take My Time, and he lost the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Grammy to Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' anthem Empire State of Mind.