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Promoter: Chris Brown cancels Guyana show

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) -- Organizers say American R&B star Chris Brown has canceled a stadium concert in Guyana after local protests over his 2009 beating of then-girlfriend Rihanna.

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Brown was billed to headline a Dec. 26 show. But he drew the ire of women's rights groups and opposition lawmakers who said Brown would not be welcome in Guyana three years after his assault of Barbadian superstar Rihanna.

Concert promoter Hits & Jams Entertainment said Thursday that Brown backed out, citing discomfort with the protests.

In 2009, Brown hit, choked and bit Rihanna during an argument in Los Angeles. He later pleaded guilty to assault.

Since then, Brown has worked to repair his image, undergoing violence counseling and putting out a new album. He has a duet with Rihanna on her recently released record.

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Nov 23, 2012 8:23AM
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Guyana........The must get the World NEWS VERY VERY VERY LATE! I think it was nice as that they showed unity as women. But Rhianna has made her feelings loud and clear. (GUYANA watch Oprah oh her OWN Channel). So other than the fact that Guyana women and Rhianna have the caribbean factor, she doesn't need you to stick up for her. You just lost out on a great opportunity to see a great performer in you non-island Caribbean country.   His personal life and personal actions are not yours to judge. I hope the Guyana women treat ALL entertainers of any kind the same, "MAKE IT PERSONAL and judge the performer by his PERSONAL mistakes or negative thoughts against women. This way no one will ever go there! Male of female ! I'm glad Chris Brown cancelled the concert and dint look back or think enough of Guyana's past due reaction to make a statement regarding same. People are not there mistakes, WE ALL MAKE mistakes. Plus, I don't think the Guyana women had anything to worry about ! I guess the following performers-entertainers are not welcomed in Guyana; Elmo, Mitt-Romney,Ted Nugent,ANY BABY DADDY!

The Who, The Rolling Stones, Motley Crew, Young Cash Money and Little Wayne, 50 Cents, Lindsay Lohan, Chelsea Handler, Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather ....the list could go on and on. On the same note, if you ever had a natural disaster, don't accept help from celebrities and entertainers who have made similar mistakes in there personal life. The ones that the media blows out of proportion!  The big kicker would be when Rhianna refuses to go to Guyana because of this. She said on Oprah that she hates to see Chris hurt or suffer. it makes her sad !

Nov 23, 2012 8:22AM
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Chris Brown is a POS he's a nobody the only time you see his name in the head lines is when he has a A listed star on his arm. Other wise he's a nobody. Who cares about this POS. Rihanna was smart to drop Chris Brown like a bad dream. Rihanna makes big money she doesn't need Chris Brwon who is a POS.
Nov 23, 2012 8:17AM
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Like it or not, this kid is influential. Whether or not he goes to counciling or turns into an angel, it isn't going to change the fact that his abuse to his girlfriend was made public because he and she are in the lime light. Unfortunately, this will follow him for some time and it has been too soon since it all happened. It is fresh in the publics minds. He should lay low for a while, grow up and get some serious counceling for his actions. Maybe eventually he will be able to be respected again by the public. It is going to take some time, so get used to it to all you Chris Brown advocates. No is saying it is forever that he will be considered evil. He needs to do some serious work on his character before I will go buy a ticket to his concert. Maybe if he was to get involved with a charity or speak out about violence to women and be a crusader, he will be accepted again...
Nov 23, 2012 8:16AM
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I thought all of this has been put behind us. He paid for what he did. I don't codone what he did, but damn, it's over. Rihanna has forgiven him and they even have a duet on her album. People commit crimes everyday, but I don't see the constant protesting of these people. I wouldn't want to perform in Guyana anyway...

Nov 23, 2012 8:14AM
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Rihanna is one sick chick to be doing a duet with that psycho.
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