MANILA – R&B star Chris Brown is willing to “refund his talent fee” for failing to perform at the Philippine Arena for the New Year’s Eve countdown, according to a report.
The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported over the weekend that Brown initially wanted to reschedule his December 31 gig at the Philippine Arena but concert producer, Maligaya Development Corp. (MDC), is unlikely to agree with the new setup.
Citing Mike Pio Roda, the agent who negotiated the singer’s contract, the report said Brown is open to returning his talent fee.
It also noted that Brown was paid close to $1 million – or around P44 million – to perform at the Philippine Arena, according to a confidential source of the newspaper.
Brown’s camp earlier told MDC that the singer lost his passport a few hours before his supposed flight to Manila.
Despite this, the show went on at the Philippine Arena on New Year’s Eve, with performances from various local artists.