Chris Brown is in hot water with the IRS and California's tax department, as tax documents show he owes an eye-watering $4 million in back taxes.
Brown has already been hit with two federal tax liens totaling more than $3 million and one from the state of California for an additional $739,067.48. If he doesn't pay up soon, the government could move in to seize Brown's property and businesses.
Chris also previewed an unreleased song featuring a Michael Jackson sample around the holidays, but unfortunately, due to the difficulty of clearing the sample, the song has yet to be released.
Brown's last album, Breezy, was released in June 2022 and peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 after earning 72,000 album-equivalent units in its first week. With such a promising music career, it remains to be seen how Brown will handle this enormous tax debt and if he will be able to continue making music without any further legal trouble.
Late last year Chris Brown - took to Instagram to share a news story that the 2022 AMAs saw a major dip in viewers.
“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 article read.
Chris Brown then shared a screenshot of a rehearsal for his MJ performance,
“I’ll just leave this here,” he wrote.
A spokesperson for Dick Clark Productions claimed the tribute was pulled due to the creative direction.
“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 read.
Ciara also revealed that she was set to join Chris Brown for the performance.
“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.”
Kelly Rowland would not let any disrespect towards Chris Brown when she presented him with an award at the AMAs.
Rowland was on stage presenting the award for Favorite Male R&B Artist, when she announced Brown boos came from the crowd mixed with cheers.
"Excuse me, chill out," Rowland said. "But I wanna tell Chris thank you so much for making great R&B music. And I wanna tell him thank you for being an incredible performer. I'll take this award, bring it to you. I love you, congratulations. And congratulations to all the nominees in this category."
Following his nominations in the R&B category, Brown was supposed to attend, but he recently accused the AMAs of cancelling his performance for "unknown reasons."
“WOULDVE been the ama performance but they cancelled me for reasons unknown,” Brown said in the post.