AMAs producers address Chris Brown & Ciara’s axed tribute to Michael Jackson...

The producers of the American Music Awards are speaking out after Chris Brown and Ciara’s performance at Sunday’s show was cancelled. A spokesperson for Dick Clark Productions tells ET, “Live shows change all the time, it’s the nature of this business; unfortunately, this element of the AMAs didn’t come together as we couldn’t align on the performance, to no fault of Chris Brown.” 

It seems the AMAs producers wanted CB to do the MJ tribute, but Disney and CBS may have had their reservations. Perhaps they didn't want him to celebrate MJ who has had his name dragged through the mud in recent years? All speculation of course. Three years ago, MTV quietly removed Michael Jackson's name from the Video Vanguard Award, and it has never been re-attached since.