Jordin Sparks thinks Chris Brown ‘should have been’ at the American Music Awards
Jordin Sparks thinks Chris Brown’s performance at the American Music Awards shouldn’t have been scrapped.
The Run It singer revealed over the weekend that his dance tribute to Michael Jackson had been canceled by AMA organizers for “unknown reasons”. During the ceremony, he took home the award for Favorite Male R&B Artist and Kelly Rowland, who received the award on his behalf, urged the audience to “chill out” after they started booing.
Speaking to TMZ, his No Air collaborator Jordin insisted that “we love Chris” and that he “should have been” on the show.
When asked if people should forget about her past mistakes, she replied, “Honestly, I think it shouldn’t even be a conversation anymore. It’s about his talent. They just wouldn’t have had to cancel the performance. That’s how I feel about it.”
She added: “People deserve to be able to grow and learn and be able to live their lives without anything weighing them down. Everyone deserves that, especially him.”
Chris remains a controversial figure in the music industry 13 years after he assaulted then-girlfriend Rihanna ahead of the 2009 Grammy Awards. He has also faced a number of other allegations from women over the years.
Jordin’s comments echo a statement made by Kelly – she told TMZ earlier this week that Chris deserved grace and forgiveness.
“Before we point fingers at anyone, we should realize how grateful we are, for every moment we get, even for our own things that we have. I just think it’s important to remember to be human, we are humans,” Kelly said.
“We all need to be forgiven, for everything we could do, everything we think, we all miss in one way or another. And grace is real and we are human and all the world deserves grace, full stop.”