Washington: Chris Brown has slammed reports suggesting that his criminal record kept him from performing at the Michael Jackson tribute, insisting scheduling problems forced him to pull the plug on his performance.
The R and B star was allegedly barred from entering the U.K. due to his 2009 assault conviction following an attack on his then-girlfriend Rihanna.
Brown’s management have rubbished reports that he was forced to pull out of the show over the weekend after he was denied a work visa by British officials.
They said that scheduling problems forced him to cancel it as Brown had to spend the weekend playing shows in Tampa and North Carolina.
“His previously booked domestic (U.S.) F.A.M.E. tour concert dates didn’t allow him to accept the honour, and therefore he never planned to go to the U.K. He was not banned,”
Contactmusic quoted the singer’s representative as telling Tmz.com