NEW YORK (AP) -- Nickelodeon says it has no plans to remove Chris Brown as a nominee for its annual Kids' Choice Awards, despite the singer's felony charges for allegedly beating up his girlfriend Rihanna.
Brown is nominated for favorite male singer and favorite song for "Kiss Kiss." He'll be competing in the latter category with Rihanna, who police say was allegedly punched, bitten and choked by Brown last month.
An online petition asking Nickelodeon to remove Brown and Rihanna as nominees had 2,166 signatures Tuesday. Nick says Brown was nominated for his work as a performer, and kids will decide who wins. The awards are scheduled for March 28.
If Chris is really pulling out I think that is great and I think Nickelodeon should have pulled his name immediately after the facts of the case emerged. I know Chris Brown is innocent until proven guilty but the whole incident is just too much and it has no place at the Kids Choice Awards.