T-pain and Chris Brown are some of R&B's most hated on performers I daresay.. Chris Brown due to the Rihanna-incident and T-Pain gets a lot of beef for "ruining" music by his "electrical voice". Instead of thinking of T-pain as a sell-out or whatever people call him, I think of him as an innovator..Look at all the people who started doing "electrical vocals" after him; Kanye West, Usher, Drake, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Akon, Justin Timberlake and also Chris Brown, who knows, T-Pain might be an artist that inspired R&B to get involved in Dance music.
As far as Chris Brown goes, I have been a fan since he came out with "Run it" when he was only 16 years and he had his breakthrough when I worked in the USA at that time. I can't say I was a supportive fan during his troubles and I can't say I support all his violent actions or outbursts in the media either. What I can say however, is that Rihanna has publicly forgiven him, the music business seems to have forgiven him and he is once again creating beautiful songs and incredible entertainment. That is my reasoning for being the great fan I am and you should take a look at the great entertainer he is in the videos below.
At MGM Grand in Las Vegas: Tribute to Michael Jackson
Me and Elin went to the concert and had bought Platinum Seats, supposedly the "best seats in the house". It was a very cold night and raining too and it was an outside concert at Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre so the first thing we did was buy something HOT to drink. Not exactly what you picture in San Diego, huh?
We were running late, the concert started at 7 pm, and in Norway that means that the performers get on around 10 pm, but here in USA they actually start at 7 pm. So we missed the first performer TYGA. When we got to our seats, which were right in front of the stage by the way, Bow Wow was on the stage singing "bow wow wow yippi yoo yippie yeey".
Then he took his shirt off and threw it into the crowd which of course led to a cat fight right in front of us.
Next was T-Pain and me and Elin couldn't believe how many songs he has been featured in when he did a little medley of songs.
If there ever was any doubt whether T-Pain can sing, it will certainly disappeared after you watch this clip. Now just to quote T-Pain: "This shit ain't no autotune, this is for all you haters out there:"
Next was Chris, and we all know he can sing, but here is a little clip of him doing some a capella.
It was an amazing show. He had lots of costume changes, lots of different acrobatic moves, great dancing, goofing around... Here is Chris and Bow Wow together performing.
There were many big screens so we could see, but we didn't really need them because we were really close to the stage.
It was an amazing concert.. the only thing missing was my favorite song "With You", how could he NOT play that?? He finished off with a cool light-show and with a party song because they were all going to party since this was the end of the F.A.M.E tour!
At the end of the concert the whole entourage came on stage and they all started a circle to dance and freestyle, which was fun. And we also got a snapshot of Mona, the Norwegian girl that won the Scandinavian "So You Think You Can Dance", who was on tour with Chris Brown.. Now, that's a dream job! For those of you who don't know who she is, she is right next to TYGA number 4 from left.