Kelly Rowland (41) thinks Chris Brown (33) deserves to be treated normally again. During the presentation of the American Music Awards on Sunday, booing was heard from the audience when it was announced that Chris had won the award for best male R&B artist.

“Everyone falls short in one way or another”

Kelly accepted the award on behalf of Chris, as he was not present at the ceremony. Then Kelly also took it up for the artist. In her speech, she spoke highly of Chris and thanked him for his contribution to music. Speaking to TMZ , the singer responded to the boo by saying that “everyone deserves forgiveness.” “Everyone falls short in one way or another. That’s what makes us human.”

Chris has long been the target of hate, including because he assaulted his ex-partner Rihanna in 2009. Rihanna had already forgiven him some time later and later said that they are very good friends.