After reports surfaced that Chris Brown wouldn’t be able to perform over the past weekend in Wales for the big Michael Jackson tribute concert, many assumed that the singer was “banned” from the country because of his criminal record.

But as it turns out, those are just rumors and representatives for the R&B/Pop singer are now setting the record straight.

A rep for Brown told TMZ this week that Chris was, in fact, INVITED to perform in the show. But unfortunately, “his previously booked domestic F.A.M.E. tour concert dates didn’t allow him to accept the honor and therefore he never planned to go to the UK. He was not banned.”

The rep pointed out that Brown spent last weekend performing in Tampa, Charlotte and Virginia Beach for concert dates that had been scheduled way before he was asked to perform at the MJ concert.

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