Chris Brown Claims He Was Invited, Then Disinvited To NBA All-Star Game

Chris Brown was invited and disinvited to NBA All-Star weekend, he claims. On Saturday (Feb. 17), Breezy took to Instagram to reveal what transpired from his POV. 

He posted a series of messages to his IG Story, chronicling how he was disinvited by the NBA due to some of their sponsors, “like Ruffles.” Brown stated that the reasoning was based on his past actions, seemingly his domestic abuse incident from 2009 involving then-girlfriend, Rihanna. 

“I was asked by the NBA to play in the all star game this year! Only for them to call later and say they couldn’t do IT because of their sponsors, like RUFFLES,” Brown typed. “At this point I’m sick of people bothering me and I’m tired of living in the f**king past. I POSTED THE EMAILS SO YALL COULD SEE. The NBA still was tryna get me to come and sit court side… NOT F**KING HAPPENING…I ONLY GO WHERE IM APPRECIATED.”

As promised, the 11:11 artist posted an email from the NBA. The message was dated Jan. 22 and used a very chipper tone. Keith was seemingly adamant in getting Chris to come to the event to have a good time. At one point, Brown was even set to partake in the celebrity game. However, the plug was pulled on the concept altogether.

On Sunday (Feb. 18), Ruffles then seemingly responded to Brown. Contrary to what the singer stated, the chip company claimed they have no say in inviting or uninviting celebrities. Ruffles asserted that they only sponsored the event. “Ruffles sponsored the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game,” they typed. “However, Ruffles did not have any involvement in, nor visibility to, any player decisions or celebrity invite discussions.”

Much like C Breezy, Suge Knight is also confused as to why the singer is still being judged on his decades-old controversy. During a recent episode of Knight’s Collect Call podcast, he compared Dr. Dre, who has also been accused of domestic abuse, to Brown. He wondered how Dre could go on to get a Grammy award named after him while Brown is still publicly ridiculed. 

“You can have a man that’s part of that secret society and they gonna give him an award—the Impact Award,” he said. “That motherf**ker beat up more b**ches than anybody. This man gets an award for beating up women. Chris Brown is stripped of his crown and not saying it was right that him and Rihanna got into it and they had a fight or he beat her up. I’m not saying that, but what I’m saying is this: he had a fight with one woman or he beat up one woman—and they still casting stones at him.”

“They don’t give him his cigar. They don’t let him come perform; they don’t let him pretty much win awards. But you can have an Impact Award with Andre.”