Chris Brown may need to rethink his promotional strategy after a string of events were cancelled.
Brown continues to pay the price for assaulting ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. The 26-year-old is days away from his forthcoming record Royalty album dropping, and in a world where promotion is key to seeing mainstream success, it’s imperative Brown make the rounds. Unfortunately, he’s run into several roadblocks.
Today (Dec. 2), Brown unexpectedly cancelled his appearance on The Daily Show with host Trevor Noah, and though it isn’t too far-fetched to blame a scheduling conflict, the news follows a report claiming the show’s producers were already on the fence about having Brown appear. They weren’t keen on the idea of giving Brown a platform after his brutal attack on the ANTi songstress. Noah planned on using Brown’s appearance to shed light on domestic violence issues, but his team was still opposed to the idea.
Brown also had shows scheduled in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane on Dec. 9-16, but that’s a no go, too. In September, the Australian government warned Brown they might deny his visa because of his previous convictions. A statement from Brown’s Australian One Hell of a Night tour promoter doesn’t clarify whether his visa was indeed rejected, but we’ll read between the lines.
“Mr Brown and the promoters both remain positive that the tour will take place in the near future,” the statement said. “Mr Brown wishes to express his deepest gratitude to the fans for their support and looks forward to a successful tour in the near future.”
Every action has consequences, whether you’ve learned a lesson from it or not.