Chris Brown say he will never perform at the Super Bowl because of how unfairly the American media has treated him. The rapper says the American media has been very “unwelcoming” of him.
The “Under the Influence” American Hip-hop/R&B star said this in response to a question posed by a fan following his performance in Dublin.
A fan on Instagram asked Chris Brown, “When are you performing at the Super Bowl? We need you at the next one!!!”
To which, Chris “Breezy” Brown replied, “Never. American media ain’t for me. Rather be where I’m welcome.”
The fan’s question came in the wake of Rihanna’s Super Bowl performance on Sunday.
Chris Brown reacted to the Rihanna’s performance by sending love and prayer. Brown sent out a post, “Go Girl,” cheering on Rihanna.
The specter of Brown’s past continues to haunt him. While Brown remains one of the biggest names in the industry with innumerable smash hits to his credit, he has not recovered from what happened in 2009, which has ever since become the defining scandal of his life.
Brown was in a relationship with Rihanna until an incident in 2009 when Brown used physical violence against Rihanna just ahead of the 2009 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Brown has since had a troubled relationship with the American media and audiences.
Last year, when he won American Music Awards, and Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland walked up to the stage to receive the award on Brown’s behalf, audience in the arena booed. Brown’s performance at the American Music Awards to honor Michael Jackson was also cancelled.
In 2017, his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran got a restraining order against Brown alleging that he had abused her as well.