Chris Brown accepts his award

Chris Brown withdrew himself from the list of nominees for Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards. Brown was nominated for Favorite Male Singer and Favorite Song. His rep released this statement:

“Chris very much appreciates the support of his fans and the honor they have paid him in the way of nominations for Favorite Male Singer and Favorite Song.

Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding the incident last month has shifted the focus from the music to whether he should be allowed to be among those nominated.

While Chris would like to speak to his fans directly about this and other issues, pending legal proceedings preclude his doing so at this time. Once the matter before him has been resolved, he intends to do so.”

Good news for Rihanna who was also nominated in the Favorite Song category for “Don’t Stop the Music” because now there’s a much smaller chance of Chris beating her for a second time. What? Too soon?