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Rogers Communications Drops Sponsorship Of Canada Concert After Chris Brown Booked To Perform
Chris Brown’s name can still make waves—even North of the Border.
One of the sponsors of a concert in northeastern Canada has withdrawn its support of the event after learning that Brown was scheduled to perform, E! News has confirmed.
Energy Rush, a show put on by radio station Energy 103.5, is scheduled for Aug. 31 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The station’s website gives Chris Brown top billing for the show.
Rogers Communications, a major Canadian telecommunications firm, states that that it pulled its sponsorship from the show specifically because Brown has been added to the bill.
According to their statement:
“Rogers has been a sponsor of the Energy Rush concert series for the last seven years, an opportunity that has brought many popular musical acts to metro Halifax,” a company spokesperson told E! News. “Our agreement to continue sponsorship of the series was made before Chris Brown’s appearance was announced. However, as soon as he was confirmed as one of eight performers, we decided to withdraw our sponsorship at this time.
“We have shared a great partnership with the local radio station for the last seven years and we appreciate their understanding of our decision,” the spokesperson added.
Apparently Rogers was had NO idea that “Beat ‘Em Down” Brown would be taking the stage until the “F #TeamBreezy” tweeters pulled their coat (see, “snitched”).
Flip the page to read the tweets and Chris Brown’s response.