CHRIS BROWN HOSTS HOMETOWN BENEFIT!

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Chris Brown

So far, this year, Chris Brown has been keeping a relatively low profile — maybe due to his allegations that he’s been blackballed in the music business after beating his ex-girlfriend Rihanna. But, the former chart-topper is stepping up and give back in a special way.

On May 15, the ‘Forever’ crooner will headline ‘Virginia Stand Up: A Call to Action’ in his hometown of Virginia. According to a spokesperson for Brown, the benefit concert will raise money for The American Red Cross’s Greater Richmond Chapter and The Central Virginia Food Bank, where proceeds from the event will go to support on-going Haiti relief efforts and fighting hunger in the region.

“I wanted to find a way to contribute personally to the on-going Haitian relief effort and also support an organization that helps people in need in my home state,” Brown said.

“The images I see on television, both in my community and in Haiti, remind me that everyone has to do their part.”

Keri Hilson, Trey Songz, T-Pain, Ryan Leslie, Mario and Juelz Santana are confirmed to join the Grammy Award nominee at the concert, which will be held in Richmond, Virginia at the Siegel Center at the Virginia Commonwealth University. Additional performers will be added weekly.

Attendees are being asked to bring non-perishable food items to drop off on-site.

For additional information, visit www.planetchrisbrown.com. (Bridget Bland, AOL Black Voices)

Some folks say he’s only doing this benefit to clean up his image.  What do you think?

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