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Chris Brown denies a report claiming he bailed on a scheduled appearance last weekend during Atlanta Black Gay Pride Weekend.
Melissa Scott, the founder of Traxx Girls (an entertainment group sponsoring the event), told the Georgia Voice that Brown pulled out of his appearance (and kept his retainer fee) when he was informed that a handful of gay men would be present at the mostly-female event. Scott also claimed she was told by the singer's team to take a particular photo of Brown down, "because he looks a little feminine in that image, an image that he took."
The "Loyal" singer, 26, took to Twitter to refute these claims entirely.
"I wasn't aware or informed of a show I supposedly cancelled," he wrote Monday. "I have nothing but love and respect for the LGBT COMMUNITY."
"The show was never confirmed by any of my people," he tweeted. "So I apologize if the fans wanted me there."
"I honestly wasn't booked for the show," he reiterated. "Hopefully in the future we can do it right. Much love LGBT."
Georgia Voice updated its post to include Brown's denial and noted they're working on getting a comment from Scott, the promoter who made the allegations.
This isn't the first time Brown has been accused of homophobia—he dropped some anti-LGBT slurs in a 2010 Twitter rant and has been accused of others since then. However, when Frank Ocean came out as a gay man in 2012, Brown slammed a report saying he was less than supportive of his fellow artist.
"My Opinion on the whole Frank Ocean subject is ......... Love who u wanna love," he tweeted (and later deleted). "It's ur decision. People stop searching for BS."
The next year, Brown encouraged fans to sign a petition asking the United Nations to protect LGBT people in Cameroon. Along with a link to the petition, he wrote, "Love is not a crime. Gay or straight. Love who u wanna love. Stop the hate..."