Chris Brown is in legal waters after missing a March concert.
A Houston businesswoman is taking legal action against the famous singer after she paid him a hefty sum for a benefit concert and he failed to show up.
Chris Brown In Trouble For Canceling Benefit Concert
LeJuan Bailey, a local businesswoman and the owner and VP of DML Real Estate Investors and Construction, is planning to sue the “Loyal” singer after he bailed on her for a benefit concert she organized for March.
In a statement released, Bailey explained that she booked Brown for her “One Night Only Benefit Concert” set to hold on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at the Toyota Center.
She explained in the statement that the benefit concert was set up with the purpose of raising funds for people whose homes have been damaged/destroyed as a result of Hurricane Ida and Nicholas in Louisiana, South East Texas, and Houston.
Brown was booked for the day and given an advanced substantial payment. His request for a private plane, his accommodations, and his performance fees was fully met.
However, to her utter surprise, on the day of the show, Brown canceled during the sound check without prior notice, posting a now-deleted message on his Instagram. Bailey reportedly paid the sum of $1.1 million to the singer and he acknowledged his receipt of her last wire transfer.
Despite failing to show up for the concert, the Houston activist revealed that Brown is yet to refund her payment, making sponsors of the show, residents, and ticket holders disturbed.
Bailey has even tried to mediate on the “Look At Me Now” singer’s behalf but to no avail. Now, she is tired and wants to take legal action.
Press Conference Held To Tackle Brown’s Controversy
Brown is set to be present in Houston on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, for another performance at the Toyota Center that is in no way related to Bailey’s “One Night Only Benefit Concert.”
Expressing her grievances against the “Stomp The Yard” star, Bailey said in her statement, “I acted in good faith and sponsored this concert out of love and respect for residents in need. I am appalled that Chris Brown refuses to refund my money for a show he did not appear to after we announced our show and sold tickets.”
She continued, “At this point, it is my humble belief that Chris Brown’s actions are parallel to pure theft. He has the unmitigated gall to take my money, stand up the residents of Houston, then return to the city to perform on August 17, 2022. My message to Chris Brown: We will not sit back and allow you to disrespect the victims of Hurricane Ida and Nicholas in need.”
To further spread the news, Bailey held a press conference on Wednesday, July 13, at LIVE NATION, Houston, joined by Rep. Ron Reynolds of the Texas House of Reps, Councilmember Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, and other political and community activists.
During the press conference, Bailey revealed that Brown’s cancellation left her with “financial hardship” and made it impossible for those depending on her to be disappointed.
“My plea right now is to ask Chris and his management or whoever is responsible for that money. We have spoken with the police, they have subpoenaed his records, they found out the wires that we sent and deposits that we gave him,” she disclosed.
Councilmember Evans-Shabazz explained that the location of LIVE NATION for the press conference was deliberate as they were hoping to send a message to the entertainment company in charge of Brown’s tour schedule with dates for performances in Houston.
Brown and his reps are yet to comment on the matter publicly.