Chris Brown is drawing heat from Traxx Girls founder Melissa Scott after bailing on his Atlanta Black Gay Pride appearance over the weekend.
The singer was scheduled to appear in front of a predominantly lesbian crowd at Georgia Freight Depot on Saturday night to introduce performer Teyana Taylor but ended up being a no-show. To make matters worse, Chris was in town for his One Hell of a Nite Tour.
According to The Georgia Voice, an LGBT-centered publication out of Atlanta, Scott was stunned and heartbroken by Chris’ failure to appear.
Per The Georgia Voice:
“I think it’s unfortunate for mainstream artists to take people’s money with the complete prior knowledge of knowing what the event is and being very clear about what the event is about. I’m completely baffled. You know it’s gay pride. You knew you agreed when you sent the contract in and took the money.”
Scott says she knew there was “trouble in paradise” when she and Brown’s team were exchanging text messages (which were verified by Georgia Voice) at 2am and he still hadn’t arrived at the venue.
“I was being told to take his (Brown’s) image down because he looks a little feminine in that image, an image that he took. As a promoter I should be focused on my crowd. I had to send text messages of pictures of my crowd to say, there’s nothing but girls in here man.”
Luckily for Scott, rapper Fetty Wap—unfazed by the gay male presence in the predominantly lesbian crowd—agreed to drop in to make up for Chris’ absence.
Update: Chris says he was never booked to appear at Georgia Freight Depot to begin with. Get the details here.