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Chris Brown removes name from Kids Choice Awards

  In this March 29, 2008 file photo, Chris Brown accepts the award for Favorite Male Singer during the 21st Annual Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles....

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In this March 29, 2008 file photo, Chris Brown accepts the award for Favorite Male Singer during the 21st Annual Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles....

There won't be any awkward Chris Brown moment at the Kids' Choice Awards _ the embattled pop star has withdrawn his name from the ballot.
Brown had been nominated for favorite male singer and favorite song for "Kiss Kiss" at the March 28 awards show on the Nickelodeon network. The nominations came shortly before his arrest for allegedly attacking girlfriend and fellow pop star Rihanna.
A petition had been circulated to take his name off the ballot, but Nickelodeon said yesterday he was still on. On Wednesday, Brown decided to take his name out of consideration.
In a statement, his representatives said while Brown would like to speak directly to his fans, he can't because of his criminal case.
He thanked his fans for their support.