Was Chris Brown snubbed by the American Music Awards? Well, that’s the rumor in the streets.
According to Necolebitchie.com, Chris Brown fans were vexed last night after the award for “Best Male R&B” was given to Usher and not Brown. The blog site reports that the twitter page of Neon Limelight, a pop culture site that was backstage at the AMAs, tweeted that Chris Brown was scheduled to receive the award, but the honors went to Usher last minute instead.
“Guys! We are sooooo sorry! This teleprompter backstage had Chris’ name on it!
It even said he couldn’t be there to accept! Something shady just went down! So sorry guys!
I’ve been reading the prompter all night and it was announcing winners correctly. This is the only time it was wrong? #shade!!!
Justin Bieber‘s name was on the prompter for this award…and he won. How is the Male R&B award the only that wouldn’t be right? #shade
We can’t apologize enough #TeamBreezy. For those who have been following us for a long time, you know how much we love Chris, so we were as excited as you guys. And to see it not pan out when his name was there TWICE? Upsetting. Disheartening. Seriously.”
Brown’s fans weren’t the only ones in uproar about the award show results, either. Apparently, Lady Gaga‘s monsters weren’t too happy she lost “Artist of the year” to Bieber. Israel Hernandez, an alleged friend of Gaga’s, tweeted this last night:
“I am disgusted at @ABC for what they did to @ladygaga tonight.
I’m sure that I sure the same disgust with some of you against @ABC for giving that award to @justinbieber
I think @justinbieber is an amazing kid with great talent. It’s not his fault.”
Necolebitchie also reports that, according to an email sent by Lady Gaga’s manager, Troy Taylor, Gaga was supposed to win but it went to Bieber because he was actually in attendance.
“They said that we won in votes. They gave it to Justin Bieber because he was there.”
It appears the AMAs has a “you snooze, you lose” policy, and if you aren’t there to physically accept your award, they will gladly pass it on to the next one.