Chris Brown is making nice with promoters for Atlanta Black Gay Pride, little more than a week after the artist was too bothered with his “feminine” photo and a few gay men to show up for a scheduled appearance.
Brown agreed to return the $12,500 fee he commanded to introduce Teyana Taylor on Sept. 5 during a Traxx Girls event at the Georgia Freight Depot in downtown Atlanta. Brown showed up but refused to make the appearance after learning that a handful of gay men were among the thousands of lesbians waiting to see him, according to the Georgia Voice, which first reported Brown's missed appearance. Later, some Brown associates complained that Brown didn't show over a promotional poster for the event that included an image of Brown they considered “a little feminine,” the Georgia Voice reported.
Now, Brown wants to settle the flap – which gained national media attention – by returning the appearance fee, according to TMZ.
Chris Brown and the folks who accused him of bailing on ATL Black Gay Pride Weekend have settled their differences … and all it took was CB forking over $12,500.
According to our sources, a deal really was in place for CB to perform at the September 7 event, but details of the performance never got to Chris.
We're told the talent agency that booked the gig for Chris believed the event promoters had breached the contract — by using the wrong pic of Chris on posters — so they never told him about the deal, which is why he never showed.
The cash hasn't been returned yet, the promoters tell TMZ, and they aren't shy about threatening to sue Brown if they don't get it.
Traxx Girls went public with Brown's snub, but still hasn't explained why they invited the noted misogynist and homophobe to an LGBT event.
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