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Chris Brown takes his name off Kids' Choice Awards ballot

March 11, 2009 | 11:40 am

Chris Brown has withdrawn from the upcoming Kids' Choice Awards. His representatives issued the following statement earlier today: "Chris very much appreciates the support of his fans and the honor they have paid him in the way of nominations for Favorite Male Singer and Favorite Song. 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. While Chris would like to speak to his fans directly about this and other issues, pending legal proceedings preclude his doing so at this time. Once the matter before him has been resolved, he intends to do so."


This surprise decision comes just a day after awards organizer Nickelodeon said it would not remove his name from the ballot despite growing pressure to do so following an alleged incident with Rihanna last month. As per Tuesday's Associated Press report, Nickelodeon spokesman Dan Martinsen said, "Like all our KCA nominees, Chris Brown was nominated by kids several months ago based on his body of work as a performer, and the kids who vote will ultimately decide who wins in the category."

Voting for these awards began at the official website on March 2. Chris Brown was in the running for the third year in a row as favorite male singer. He won the award last year after losing to Justin Timberlake in 2007. This year he was competing with 2006 winner Jesse McCartney, Kid Rock and T-Pain.

He was also a nominee for favorite song, as his No. 1 single "Kiss Kiss" went up against tracks by Beyonce ("Single Ladies"), Katy Perry ("I Kissed a Girl") and Rihanna, who contends with "Don't Stop the Music."

Rihanna is also competing for the first time as favorite female singer at the Kids' Choice Awards against last year's champ, Miley Cyrus, 2007 winner Beyonce and three-time nominee Alicia Keys.

There is no word as to whether Rihanna will be attending the March 28 ceremony, which will be telecast live on Nickelodeon and hosted by Dwayne Johnson. Both she and Brown skipped the NAACP Image Awards, which came only five days after the Grammy-eve incident that catapulted them into the headlines. At the Image Awards, Brown lost the male vocalist prize to Jamie Foxx and Rihanna was bested by Beyonce for female vocalist.


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Photo: Nickelodeon

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no one evr proved anything..
everyone knows that chris brownwould have one that if he stayed in it .
chiris brown is awesome but he just got with an idiot..
everyone grow up it aint ur buisness.. do people get into the buisness of abuse to women that arent famous.... NO they dnt its just cuz rihaana is famous that everyone is so interested...

Go chris brown

I am so tired of hearing about this no one really know what happen .He is human just like we are but when you have that kind of money you can go jet skiing after a incident and who really know what happen that night.I do not deffend any man hitting a woman . But i do know that as women we need to stop looking for things or we will find them and don't put your hands on a man if you don't want him hitting you.He is a young boy and handled the situation incorrectly .Everyone makes mistakes i keep hearing he should do jail time,she does'nt even want him to jail time .So what im thinking is alot of people need to mind there business he made a mistake and needs to take this time to get help. Chris Brown can still dance and still sing so his actions has nothing to do with his talent give credit were its do .If he deserved the award before this happen he still does.

This young man has not a clue as to the serious nature of what he has done. He is being allowed to buy his way out of accepting responsibilty for his actions. Yes, he is young, so is she. Yes, as far as we know he has not done this before. And yes, he says he is sorry. But, REALLY, saying you're sorry and then going jet skiing is not exhibiting real remorse. It took Rihanna's face longer than 60 seconds to heal. He could have at least spent some time acting a little more like he wanted to learn how not to go down that road again. Get some professional help, get some anger management classes, and maybe instead of going to Las Vegas after go some place spiritually redeeming. I hope the parents today steer their kids away from this young man as a role model. I certainly wouldn't let him any where near my daughter. And she needs to get some back bone, BE a a real woman. These two may be young, but they are old enough to know what is right and wrong and what he did is wrong, wrong, wrong.

Oh Gee Nickelodeon, you must be SO proud of yourself, standing tall behind a man who viciously beat a that's the kind of role model we parents REALLY want to see at idiots.(and Dan Martinsen has THREE kids and a wife too-Dan,if Chris beat up YOUR wife, would you still like to see him at your very special function? should be ASHAMED of yourself and what you're doing just to keep your job, ....get some integrity why dont you?)

This is smartest thing he's done since the "incident" with Rihanna. I really hope he sees jail time for doing that to her.



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