Chris Brown has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.
Brown's camp released the following statement regarding the hip hop star's decision: "Chris very much appreciates the support of his fans and the honor they have paid him in the way of nominations for Favorite Male Singer and Favorite Song. 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 statement continues, "While Chris would like to speak to his fans directly about this and other issues, pending legal proceedings preclude his doing so at this time. Once the matter before him has been resolved, he intends to do so."
The singer currently stands accused of felony battery and threats, and is due in court April 6.