News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Oct. 22, 2012: R&B star Chris Brown has decided against performing in Guyana this December.
Hits and Jams Entertainment Group, the organizers of the “Unforgettable II Featuring Chris Brown” concert that was set for December 26th at the Guyana National Stadium at Providence, made the announcement via their Facebook page today.
HJ Entertainment said Brown’s management team pulled out after expressing concerns over recent media reports about protests over the artiste’s intended visit to Guyana and his performance there. The management team in a correspondence to the organizers, reportedly said they did not feel comfortable a allowing the multi award winning singer to fly to the South American nation, following reports in the local and international press about the protests over his Guyana appearance.
The management team also reportedly indicated that they remain interested in having the singer perform in Guyana but just not at this time.
Over the weekend, the singer’s performance in Europe was smeared with widespread protests as Brown continues to feel the fallout over his assault of then girlfriend, Bajan singer Rihanna.
Local Guyana activists had argued that Brown’s appearance would have been an inappropriate signal considering the high levels of domestic violence here. Brown still needs court permission for travel abroad as he is on probation.