AceShowbiz - Kelly Rowland doubled down on her support to Chris Brown. Days after publicly defending the "Under the Influence" hitmaker at the 2022 American Music Awards, the former Destiny's Child singer shared that Chris deserves grace and forgiveness regardless of his past.
"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," Kelly said during a brief chat with TMZ. "I just think it's important to remember to be human."
The 41-year-old songstress went on to add, "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, period."
Chris has a long history of legal trouble. The "Loyal" singer pleaded guilty to felony assault for attacking then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. His on-and-off girlfriend model Karrueche Tran got a permanent restraining order against him in 2017. Additionally, he was sued for $20 million for allegedly drugging and raping a woman this year.
Prior to the interview, Kelly showed support to Chris when he was announced as the winner of Favorite Male R&B artist at the award-giving event on Sunday, November 20. As Chris wasn't present at the event, Kelly accepted the prize on his behalf.
As people started getting upset and booed his victory, Kelly didn't hesitate to shut them down. "Excuse me. Chill out," she said, putting the crowd in check. She then proceeded to gush over the "Indigo" artist as saying, "I want to tell Chris, thank you so much for making great R&B music, and I want to tell him, thank you for being an incredible performer."
"I'll take this award and bring it to you. I love you. Congratulations, and congratulations to all the nominees in this category," Kelly concluded. She later blew a kiss to the people who were booing before walking off stage.
Chris was supposed to perform at the AMAs before he revealed that his performance, which included a tribute to Michael Jackson, was canceled. It was reported that the higher ups at ABC and Disney were against the "prospect of a convicted domestic abuser feting an alleged child molester" on a Disney network.
Following a negotiation, it was then decided that Chris could still perform at this year's AMAs but without the Michael Jackson tribute which the executives deemed "too radioactive." Breezy, however, wasn't happy with the decision as he would rather not perform at all than have the tribute cut.