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Chris Brown Mocks AMAS Rating As Producers Explain Axed Michael Jackson Tribute

After his Michael Jackson tribute was canceled at the last minute, Chris Brown ridiculed the American Music Awards' ratings.

Breezy posted to Instagram Stories on Monday (November 21) to repost a news report claiming that the 2022 AMAs witnessed a significant drop in viewership compared to last year, along with his own face-palm emoji.

“In the latest TV ratings, 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," the story stated.

Chris Brown then tweeted a snapshot of a video of himself rehearsing for his canceled Michael Jackson concert, which had 11.7 million views on Instagram at the time. "I'll just leave this here," he wrote.

Chris Brown claimed on Saturday morning (November 19) that the AMAs had canceled his Michael Jackson tribute for the 40th anniversary of Thriller for "unknown reasons," only one day before the awards event at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday (November 20).

A spokesperson for Dick Clark Productions, the production company behind the AMAs, stated on Monday that the tribute was canceled due to creative direction rather than Chris Brown's own fault.

“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 said.

Ciara confirmed on Monday that she would be joining Chris Brown for the performance by sharing a video of them rehearsing.

“MJ thank you for the inspiration you’ve given us all!” she wrote on Instagram. “Thriller 40th Anniversary @ChrisBrownOfficial you’re a rare breed of this generation. Always fun to rock with you.”