Chris BrownR&B Singer Chris Brown has officially removed himself from the ballots and anything associated with the upcoming 2009 Kid’s Choice Awards. The following press release says that while Chris Brown would love to talk to his fans directly about this and other issues, legally he isn’t able to do so right now.

A spokesman for Chris Brown said that, given the controversy surrounding his nominations for Kids’ Choice Awards, he is withdrawing his name from consideration. “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.”

Brown is due in court on April 6th 2009 to face charges of assault and making criminal threats to girlfriend Rihanna.