It looks like the American Music Awards didn’t need an interruption from Kanye West to generate a scandal. It is being reported that both Chris Brown and Lady GaGa were snubbed at last evening’s event and not given their trophies because of their failure to attend the ceremony.
According to Neon Limelight, Brown’s award for ‘Best R&B/Soul Male’ was given to Usher instead, although his name was clearly written on the prompter as the winner. Furthermore, GaGa’s manager, reportedly Troy Carter, claimed that Justin Bieber was awarded her title of ‘Artist of the Year’.
Interestingly, during Usher’s peculiar acceptance speech after collecting trophy for ‘Best R&B/Soul Male’ he made sure to highlight that Brown was “home”. Check out all the details below:
Neon Limelight discusses Brown’s snug (read from bottom to top):
GaGa’s manager alleged direct message to her friend Israel Hernandez:
If this is indeed true then it simply another example of the industry politics that occur behind the scenes. All of these shows (including the Grammy Awards) are riddled with conflict and the rightful winners of these trophies are very rarely awarded. Kanye West wasn’t joking when he through his tantrum at last year’s MTV VMA.
Sidebar: Doesn’t this make you wonder how some artists have so many Grammys, for example, and other awards while acts with much stronger material have less? Just a thought. Let Angela Bassett help you express your feelings.