Organizers want R&B singer Chris Brown to pay for his canceled appearance at the benefit concert

A Houston-area real estate and construction official commented Wednesday on legal action against Chris Brown over a benefit concert.

The multi-platinum entertainer was scheduled to perform at the Toyota Center last March with Monica and various artists, but canceled at the last minute via an Instagram post. The purpose of the March concert was to raise funds for residents of Texas and Louisiana whose homes were damaged in Hurricanes Ida and Nicholas.

LeJuan Bailey, owner and vice president of DML Real Estate Investors and Construction, accused Chris Brown of theft.

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Bailey hosted the “One Night Only Benefit Concert” in March and says some of the lost expenses, totaling nearly $2 million, came out of his pocket.

“I am troubled and disturbed that my efforts to raise funds for the people of Houston, Southeast Texas and Louisiana, whose homes were destroyed by recent hurricanes, have been thwarted by Chris Brown, who has refused to show up after the show was announced and tickets sold out,” Bailey says. “I sponsored this concert out of love and respect for the residents who were in need. Acting in good faith, I am appalled that Chris Brown has refused to refund my money.”

Bailey tells FOX 26 that hours before the concert, during a sound check at Toyota Center, Brown announced on social media that he would not be coming to Houston that night.

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The tickets have been refunded, but Bailey says she’s still $2 million short.

Local political leaders from Houston, the state legislature and Sunnyside, Texas also spoke. We have contacted Chris Brown’s management for comment, but have not heard back to date.

Chris Brown is also set to perform at the Toyota Center in August, as part of his tour with rapper Lil’ Baby.

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