Chris Brown Headlining Grammy Takeover Sweepstakes
Awards season is here! The Golden Globes are tonight and the Grammys are less than a month away. Needless to say, we’re totally excited over here. The Grammys are a more casual awards show featuring fierce outfits and stellar performances. They’re always a lot of fun to watch, and I am pumped about the first announced performers like Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, and Nicki Minaj. It’s definitely going to be a great show.
However, I’m not too thrilled with the idea of Chris Brown headlining a week of Fuse TV’s Grammy Takeover Sweepstakes. This month long contest will send a winner and a friend to the 2012 Grammy Awards. They’ll also get to walk the red carpet and attend the official Grammy after party. Plus every week, they’re giving away a Grammy Nominee Music Pack. The sweepstakes is really cool, and it’s great that regular people like us have a chance to go to the Grammys and get all kinds of awesome perks. But they’re having these Takeover Mondays featuring nominated artists, and Chris Brown is the first one up.
I’m not going to go into some spiel about the Rihanna situation. He’ll be attending the show this year, which is the first time since 2009. There are rumors that he could be performing as well. I think he should be allowed to redeem his career, which he’s done a pretty okay job at so far. He’s a talented artist and dancer, that’s not a surprise. His behavior on the other hand makes publicists cringe. It’s not just his behavior from the past, either. In the past year, he’s had more than several accounts of serious anger issues and homophobic slurs. It seems in poor taste, even though he’s a Grammy nominated artist, to have him headlining an event promoting the Grammys.
What do you think? Should Chris Brown be headlining Grammy promotional events?
Caitlin is a senior at the University of Alabama who has an obsession with cupcakes, coffee, and Harry Potter. She always has random fun facts on reserve and aspires to be a professional blogger, social media bug, and/or James Franco’s assistant. Follow her fabulous life @caitlincorsetti. You’re welcome!