Chris Brown

Embattled R&B singer Chris Brown is set to headline a benefit concert in his native Virginia to support the relief efforts in Haiti four months after a terrible earthquake killed over 200,000 people and left the impoverished island in turmoil.

The “Virginia Stand Up! A Call to Action” show will be held on Saturday, May 15 in Richmond, VA at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Siegel Center. In addition to Brown, Trey Songz, Keri Hilson, Mario, Ryan Leslie, Tank, T-Pain and Juelz Santana will all hit the stage.

Brown, who was sentenced last year to five years’ probation and six months of community service after pleading guilty to felony assault on his then-girlfriend Rihanna, stated on Monday, April 19, that he wanted to personally contribute to the Haitian relief effort as well as support an organization that helps people in his home state. “The images I see on television, both in my community and in Haiti, remind me that everyone has to do their part,” Brown said.

Fans will have a chance to participate in the fundraising efforts by bringing non-perishable food items, which can be dropped off in specially-marked receptacles on site.

Proceeds from the show will also go to the American Red Cross, Greater Richmond Chapter and The Central Virginia Food Bank.
The 20-year-old singer is due back in court on May 11.

Written by Valerie Varasse

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