Kelly Rowland Defends Chris Brown As He Gets Booed At The AMAs


Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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It’s unclear if Kelly Rowland has a foggy memory or just lacks morals, but the artist stunned fans when she took the stage at the American Music Awards on Sunday and vehemently defended the known abuser, Chris Brown.

It’s shocking to think anyone could defend a man as blatantly abusive and vile as Brown, let alone a woman in the same industry that Rihanna was in when Brown decided to use her face as a punching bag. And yet, the former Destiny’s Child member had Brown’s back when she announced him as the winner in the Favorite Male R&B Artist category, opting not just to present him as the winner, but to also rally behind him when fans seemed less than impressed about his win.

Brown wasn’t there to accept his award — probably because he knows he’s hated by most rational humans who know an abuser when they see one. As soon as Rowland announced him as the big winner, the crowd erupted in loud boos.

Rather than keeping things neutral, Rowland decided to stick up for Brown, seemingly forgetting his endless fits of rage, multiple arrests, rape allegations and the infamous moment the world discovered Rihanna missed the 2009 Grammys because Brown had beaten her.

“Excuse me. Chill out,” Rowland said when the loud boos began to echo through the building. (RELATED: Chris Brown Waives Off Photos Of Him Groping Fans, Calling It A ‘VIP Meet And Greet Experience’)

“But I wanna tell Chris thank you so much for making great R&B music, and I wanna tell him thank you for being an incredible performer,” she added.

Then, it got worse.

Rowland went on to declare her emotional connection to Brown, seemingly embracing the disgraced artist in spite of his abusive history. “I’ll take this award and bring it to you, I love you, congratulations,” Rowland said, much to the dismay of fans.