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‘Violated Terms of Brown’s Contract’: Chris Brown and Concert Organizer Go Tit for Tat Over $1.1 Million Charity Concert No-Show Appearance, ‘Just Give Me My Money Back’

On July 13, a businesswoman in Texas announced that she was suing R&B singer Chris Brown for his failure to perform at a charity event she organized. And she wanted back the $1.1 million advance she had paid him. Brown has responded, saying he didn’t bail and he doesn’t owe her any money.

LaJuan Bailey during the press conference to announce the lawsuit against Chris Brown/Chris Brown performs on stage during the One of Them Ones tour at Capital One Arena on July 19, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/WireImage)

According to Brown, LaJuan Bailey, the organizer of a benefit concert for victims of Hurricanes Ida and Nicholas, reneged on their formal agreement, so he pulled out of the show. He claims he did not leave her stranded, and that he’s even offering a donation to support the community.

But Bailey shot right back. In interview with The Neighborhood Talk on Instagram, Bailey says she still wants her money back. “I put up my money to make money. I don’t have one, two, three, four million to give away. I am a small homebuilder,” she said, adding, “I stepped into this situation with good intentions. Just give me my money back.”

Bailey claimed Brown was supposed to perform at a March 19 show at the Toyota Center in Houston called “One Night Only.” The show was a fundraiser for locals whose homes were damaged in the 2021 storms.

On top of this, Bailey said she paid Brown’s team $1.1 million in advance for performance fees, accommodations, and a private plane. She said she didn’t find out he wasn’t coming until he was a no-show at the sound check. 

At a press conference announcing her suit against Brown, Bailey said, “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.” 

Brown says he contacted Bailey via letter on March 7, saying due to a breach of her contract with him, he was not going to perform. Sources told TMZ that the letter states that since Bryson Tiller, who was also to perform, had been pulled from the lineup “without a viable replacement,” this violated the terms of Brown’s contract, and because of this, Brown killed his performance.  

Brown and Bailey are in negotiations for a settlement. As part of the ongoing talks, Brown has offered to make a six-figure donation to a Houston-based charity. 

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