More negative fallout for singer Chris Brown because of that domestic violence investigation involving his pop star girlfriend, Rihanna. Today Brown withdrew his name from consideration for two Kids’ Choice Awards. In a statement a spokesman said: “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,” according to the People website.
Media reports say Nickelodeon, the sponsor of the awards, has been bombarded by complaints wanting both Brown and Rihanna’s names removed from nominations. Yesterday, the entertainment company refused to do that. Today, Brown did the smart thing and bowed out.
The 2009 Kids’ Choice Awards winners will be announced Saturday, March 28, during a live telecast from UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion.
Meanwhile, Brown is facing two felony charges from the alleged assault on February 8 and is free on $50,000 bond. Recently, Brown made a brief appearance in a Los Angeles Superior court where his arraignment was delayed until April 6, 2009. Brown faces a maximum of four years and eight months in state prison.