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AMAs 2022: Chris Brown BOOED as he wins after his performance was axed

An absent Chris Brown was booed as he won a gong at the 2022 on Sunday – days after claiming his planned Michael Jackson tribute at the show was scrapped at the last minute.

The singer, slot in1play 33, picked up the Favorite Male R&B Artist award, with Kelly Rowland, 41,  accepting the trophy in his absence.

As Kelly announced Chris as the winner, a chorus of boos broke out, with the Destiny’s Child star telling the audience to 'chill out’ as she lauded him for his contributions to music.

Not happy: An absent Chris Brown was booed as he won a gong at the 2022 American Music Awards on Sunday - days after claiming his planned Michael Jackson tribute at the show was scrapped at the last minute (pictured last month)

Not happy: An absent Chris Brown was booed as he won a gong at the 2022 American Music Awards on Sunday – days after claiming his planned Michael Jackson tribute at the show was scrapped at the last minute (pictured last month)

She said: ’Now Chris Brown is not here tonight so I’m accepting this award on his behalf.Excuse me… chill out. 

’But I wanted to tell Chris, thank you so much for making great R&B music and I want to tell him thank you for being an incredible performer. 

’I’ll take this award — bring it to you. I love you. Congratulations. And congratulations to all the nominees in this category.’

This comes days after Chris claimed he was supposed to perform a Michael Jackson tribute at the AMAs- only for it to be scrapped last minute.

'Chill out!': The singer, 33, picked up the Favorite Male R&B Artist award, with Kelly Rowland, 41, accepting the trophy in his absence and defending him as a chorus of boos rang out

’Chill out!’: The singer, 33, picked up the Favorite Male R&B Artist award, with Kelly Rowland, 41, accepting the trophy in his absence and defending him as a chorus of boos rang out