Update: Kelly Rowland Stands By Defense Of Chris Brown: We All Come Up Short In Some Sort Of Way

Update: Kelly Rowland Stands By Defense Of Chris Brown: We All Come Up Short In Some Sort Of Way

Update: (Nov. 22, 2022): Kelly Rowland seemingly wants the world to forgive Chris Brown and move on!

While speaking on her recent defense of the “No Air” singer during this year’s AMAs, she said,

“I believe that grace is very real and we all need a dose of it. And before we point fingers at anybody we should realize how grateful we are for every moment that we get — for even our own things that we have. I just think it’s important to remember to be human.”

She continued,

“We are human…we are human.” 

When asked if Chris needs to be forgiven for his past actions, Kelly replied,

“You know what, we all need to be forgiven for anything that we could be doing, anything that we’re thinking. We all come up short in some sort of way. And grace is real and we are humans, and everybody deserves grace.” 


Original Story: (Nov. 21, 2022): It looks like Kelly Rowland is defending her friend and fellow music artist, Chris Brown!

During Sunday (Nov. 20) night’s American Music Awards ceremony, the former Destiny’s Child member announced that Chris Brown was the winner of the Favorite Male R&B Artist category. She then noted that the 33-year-old was not there to receive the trophy, but, she would accept it on his behalf.

While announcing Brown as the winner, the crowd began booing which caused Kelly Rowland to interject.

Amid boos from the crowd, Rowland said,

“Excuse me…Chill out.”

The ”Dilemma” singer went on to speak directly to Chris Brown and let him know he is an “incredible performer.” She said,

“Chris, thank you so much for making great R&B music. I’ll take this award [and] bring it to you. I love you. Congratulations, and congratulations to all the nominees in this category.”

This win comes a day after Chris Brown announced that he was supposed to perform a Michael Jackson tribute at the 50th annual awards show however, the AMA’s abruptly canceled it. Over the weekend, the “Loyal” singer took to Instagram and told his followers he would no longer be performing at this year’s American Music Awards.

Chris Brown shared a video online of the Michael Jackson tribute he was prepared to give during the award show. According to reports, the initial caption on the video read,


He followed up in a later comment, writing,

“WOULDVE been the ama performance but they cancelled me for reasons unknown.”

It’s unclear why the AMAs pulled Brown from the lineup of performers. However, some speculate it’s because of his controversial past.

The songwriter has found himself under fire many times since assaulting Rihanna in 2009, from being accused of hitting a woman in 2021 — an investigation that was later dropped due to “insufficient evidence” — to being sued for allegedly drugging and raping a woman in 2020. Chris Brown denied both of the allegations against him, posting on Instagram during the 2020 accusation,

“Whenever I’m releasing music or projects, ‘THEY’ try to pull some real bulls–t.”

Brown also made headlines for alleged altercations with his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran. The on-again-off-again couple dated from 2010 to 2015, with Tran claiming in 2017 that Brown punched her in the stomach and pushed her down a set of stairs. The actress subsequently obtained a five-year restraining order against her ex.

Karrueche Tran, Chris Brown

Social media users had mixed feelings about Kelly Rowland’s defense of Chris Brown. One user said,

“What the f**k is Chris brown doing still winning awards and why is Kelly Rowland up there thanking his ass wtf truly.”

While another person had a different sentiment and said,

“Thank you Kelly Rowland for that genuine love you just showed Chris Brown for winning.”

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Authored by: Monique Nicole