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Brown was nominated in the Favourite male singer and Favourite song categories, but enraged fans launched online petition urging organizers Nickleodeon to remove his name. The petition was signed by 10,000 people. Brown later withdrew from the awards, according to reports.
“Chris very much appreciates the support of his fans," The Sun quoted a representative for Brown as saying. “Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding the incident last month has shifted the focus from the music to whether he should be allowed to be among those nominated," the representative added.
The award winners will be declared on March 28.