Irish band turns down Chris Brown support slot because of his domestic abuse charge
A band from Ireland were given the chance to support R&B superstar Chris Brown at Dublin's O2 venue in December, but have declined the offer because of the singer's history of domestic abuse.
The Original Rudeboys, who come from Dublin, decided not to sign up for the show on December 3 because they don't want to be seen as endorsing an artist who physically attacked a woman. Speaking to TV channel RTE, the group explained:
"Even though it's a huge opportunity to play in the O2 with a major hip-hop star and a substantial fee was offered, we are completely against Chris Brown's assault on Rihanna..."
"In addition, with our latest single 'Blue Eyes' being about domestic violence, it goes against everything we are about as a band and supporting Chris Brown would send out the wrong message to our fans."
Check out The Original Rudeboys' video for 'Written Songs (Feeling Good)' below:
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