Chris Brown has spoken up regarding his cancelation of a benefit concert in Houston back in March.
Brown was booked to perform at the One Night Only benefit concert on March 19th in Houston, Texas. The concert was meant to help victims of Hurricanes Ida and Nicholas.
It was reported that Owner and Vice President of DML Real Estate Investors and Construction Lejuan Bailey paid Brown’s performance fees, travel accommodations, and private plane. Requests totaling $1.1 million only for the singer to cancel last minute.
DML Real Estate Investors and Construction LLC retained the services of Buzbee Law Firm to pursue claims of fraud and breach of contract against the singer and CBE Touring, LLC. However, a recent report by TMZ shows claims by Chris Brown that Lejuan Bailey isn’t telling the truth.
Chris Browns Side of The Story
Brown stated that he backed out of his performance due to fellow artist Bryson Tiller pulling out. Tiller pulling out of the show violated a clause in his contract with the event organizers. Brown’s lawyers allegedly sent an email informing the organization two days prior to the event that he was not performing.
He Said, She Said
Lejuan Bailey argued they were not notified until soundcheck that Brown wouldn’t be performing. The event organizer claims that the money she paid Brown upfront has yet to be returned.
“I acted in good faith and sponsored this concert out of love and respect for residents in need,” Bailey said during a recent press conference. “I am appalled that Chris Brown refuses to refund my money for a show he did not appear to after we announced our show and sold tickets.”
Bailey continued: “At this point, it is my humble belief that Chris Brown’s actions are parallel to pure theft. He has the unmitigated gall to take my money, stand up the residents of Houston, then return to the city to perform on August 17, 2022. My message to Chris Brown: We will not sit back and allow you to disrespect the victims of Hurricane Ida and Nicholas in need.”
Meeting In The Middle
Brown heard Bailey’s comments regarding the situation and is currently negotiating a way to settle the dispute. Brown even offered to make a 6-figure donation to the Houston-based charity. No agreement has been made yet. It’s very clear that Bailey has no issue taking Brown to court if no deal is met.