On Saturday morning (November 19), the singer posted a video to his Instagram account wherein he may be seen rehearsing with a gaggle of dancers. The clip begins with Brown and two ladies performing to his newest single, “Below The Affect,” earlier than the music transitions to the intro gongs of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.”
From there, Chris Brown is joined by a gaggle of male dancers as they recreate Michael’s choreography from the video, including a couple of trendy touches. They proceed to do the identical with “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” and “Billie Jean” earlier than closing their rehearsal with “Thriller.”
An hour after sharing the seven minute video, nevertheless, Breezy returned to the feedback to provide his followers some dangerous information. “WOULDVE been the ama efficiency,” he wrote, “however they cancelled me for causes unknown. [shrug emoji]”
The announcement got here only a day forward of the 2022 AMAs, that are scheduled to happen on Sunday (November 20) on the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The preliminary checklist of performers introduced on October 31 didn’t embody Chris Brown or point out a Michael Jackson tribute.
The concept this yr’s AMAs would incorporate a tribute to Jackson isn’t far fetched as his seminal album Thriller celebrates its fortieth anniversary this yr. All the songs included in Chris Brown’s rehearsal video appeared on the 1982 album.
The AMAs haven’t responded to Chris Brown’s assertion.
Whereas the “Go Loopy” singer’s efficiency could have been nixed, a number of different Hip Hop and R&B artists are scheduled to take the stage through the awards ceremony, which will even be broadcast on ABC at 8:00 p.m. EST.
GloRilla, J.I.D. and Lil Child have all been confirmed as 2022 AMA performers. Stevie Surprise and Ari Lennox will even be available to carry out a medley of songs by Icon Award recipient, Lionel Richie — who will turn into the one artist to the touch the AMAs stage in each decade because the present was launched in 1974. Afrobeats stars WizKid and Tems are additionally scheduled to carry out.
Whereas he could have been snubbed by the AMAs, Chris Brown was among the many artists to earn probably the most nominations on the 2022 Soul Prepare Awards.
He tied Lizzo with 5 nominations, together with Album Of The 12 months for his newest providing, Breezy. That positioned Chris Brown behind solely Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige, who every nabbed seven nominations; and Ari Lennox who additionally boasts an Album Of The 12 months nomination amongst her six nods.
The Soul Prepare Awards had been tapped in Las Vegas on November 13, nevertheless winners gained’t be introduced till the ceremony airs on BET on November 27.