Ciara was also set to join Chris Brown for a ‘Thriller 40’ commemoration.
ABC’s annual telecast of the American Music Awards took play on Sunday night (Nov. 20) to which had a controversial cancellation of Chris Brown and Ciara‘s Michael Jackson Tribute honoring the 40th Anniversary of the hit-album Thriller.
On Monday, in a statement to ET, a DCP spokesperson clarified that the tribute being pulled was a matter of creative direction and no fault of Brown’s.
“Live shows change all the time, it’s the nature of this business; unfortunately, this element of the AMAs didn’t come together as we couldn’t align on the performance, to no fault of Chris Brown,” the statement read.American Music Awards
On Monday, Ciara got in on the conversation and shared a video that featured her in the same rehearsal space as Brown doing the choreography for “Thriller,” leading on that she was also slated to perform for the tribute.
ABC’s presentation of the American Music Awards on Sunday night averaged just 3.3 million total viewers and a 0.6 demo rating, down sharply from last year’s early numbers (3.8 mil/1.0) to mark all-time lows via IMDB.
Chris Brown shared the 11.7 million viewership of the 7-minute clip of his rehearsal performance in comparison to the award’s ceremony historically low ratings.
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