Chris Brown Pulls Out Of 'Kid's Choice Awards'
March 12, 2009 at 7:12 AM (PT)
More than a month after the assault that left RIHANNA bloodied and bruised, the situation gets more grim for the once-brilliant career of CHRIS BROWN, her boyfriend and alleged attacker. Despite reports that the couple has reconciled -- including reports of an apparent duet recording session -- public animosity toward BROWN seems to be growing.
Radio stations are dropping his music, and on WEDNESDAY he voluntarily removed his name from the ballot of NICKELODEON's Kids' Choice Awards, for which he was twice nominated just before his FEBRUARY 8th arrest for allegedly beating RIHANNA. "Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding the incident last month has shifted the focus from the music to whether he should be allowed to be among those nominated," a statement from his representatives read.
Even having BROWN featured on a song may be a bad move: JIVE RECORDS labelmate T-PAIN, who did a duet with BROWN called "Freeze," is reportedly offering an alternative version to radio stations that deletes BROWN.
RIHANNA may endure a challenging road herself whenever she finally decides to relaunch her equally white-hot career. Already, she had seen her image transformed from pop's femme fatale to domestic violence victim whose decision to go back to her alleged attacker has been endlessly called into question.
OPRAH WINFREY is devoting an entire show THURSDAY "to all the RIHANNAS of the world" and on an episode last week, warned RIHANNA: "Love doesn't hurt, and if a man hits you once, he will hit you again."
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If you, or someone you know is experiencing a domestic violence situation, you can reach out to the NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE at (800) 799-SAFE or go to www.ndbh.org.