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Chris Brown’s absence at IPL opening ceremony still unclear

American rapper Chris Brown, whose name was listed as one of the performers on the opening ceremony ticket of the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League, was surprisingly a no show at the event on Friday.

The organisers Big up Ferriswheel Entertainment and Shubhra Bharadwaj had earlier sent out a release stating that the 26-year-old “Loyal” singer would perform in India for the first time at the ceremony.

Artistes are generally forthcoming about their tours and country visits in their social media accounts. But Brown surprisingly did not mention anything about his so-called India visit or a subsequent cancellation of his gig at the mega cricket event.

The night saw performances from Bollywood stars like Katrina Kaif, Ranveer Singh, Honey Singh and Jacqueline Fernandez, alongside West Indian cricketer Dwayne Bravo.

The concluding performance was by American dancehall reggae group Major Lazer. When the organisers were contacted they said they would come out with a statement later. 
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