An absent Chris Brown was booed as he won a gong at the 2022 American Music Awards on Sunday – days after claiming his planned Michael Jackson tribute at the show was scrapped at the last minute.
The singer, 33, picked up the Favorite Male R&B Artist award, with Kelly Rowland, 41, accepting the trophy in his absence.
As Kelly announced Chris as the winner, a chorus of boos broke out, with the Destiny’s Child star telling the audience to ‘chill out’ as she lauded him for his contributions to music.
‘I’ll take this award — bring it to you. I love you. Congratulations. And congratulations to all the nominees in this category.’
This comes days after Chris claimed he was supposed to perform a Michael Jackson tribute at the AMAs- only for it to be scrapped last minute.